Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cheaper, Better, Faster by Mary Hunt (& A Giveaway)

CHEAPER, BETTER, FASTER is the book to have when looking for9780800721442 practical and economical solutions to problems around the house.

This handy book contains 2,000-plus tips and tricks to solve everyday problems without costing big bucks. Most of the solutions involve ingredients that are readily available and you probably already have on hand.

The book is divided into helpful chapters making it easy to locate a solution to your problem quickly. The areas covered include: automobiles, cleaning, clothing and accessories, food and cooking, gifts, health and beauty, holidays and special occasions, home, kids and babies, laundry, money and finances, outdoors and garden, pets, repairs and maintenance, shopping, and travel and entertainment.

Author Mary Hunt, a syndicated personal finance columnist, has compiled these tips and tricks from readers of her daily newspaper column. Saving time and money is the focus of these tips in an effort to make life a bit easier in our stress-filled days.

The tips are short, practical, and easy to accomplish. They cover a vast array of problems such as gift basket ideas for every occasion, a mixture to kill cockroaches, how to remove perspiration stains, how to soften harden paint brushes, and why packing clear tape when you travel comes in handy to list just a few. There are tips and tricks for almost every problem you encounter in your day-to-day life.

CHEAPER, BETTER, FASTER is designed efficiently and would make a great resource to have handy for those persistent problems that spring up daily.

Cheaper, Better, Faster: Over 2,000 Tips And Tricks To Save You Time And Money Every Day by Mary Hunt, Revell, @2013, ISBN: 978-0800721442, Paperback, 400 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of the author’s blog tour promotion. This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


I don’t normally include another post announcement with a blog tour review, but this giveaway is time-sensitive and just became available to me yesterday. The giveaway also only open for 24 hours.

TTB_blogtour-updatedDebuted author Jessica Lemmon is on a blog tour through Jan. 29th with her novel, TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE. Thanks to Jessica and Jihan at Grand Central Publishing, I have 2 eBook copies of TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE to giveaway to 2 lucky visitors.

To enter the giveaway, just send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE.” Your message should include your name and the email address you’d like the eBook sent to. Winners will also need to have a NetGalley account to obtain the eBook. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a copy of TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE will be 12:10 a.m. (EST) on Friday, Jan. 25th.

Jessica will be joining us Feb. 12th to talk about her writing and her book. To learn more about TEMPTING THE BILLIONAIRE, visit Jessica’s website.

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. Do you keep a list of practical tips that you’ve found helpful? Do you have a helpful tip you'd like to share with us?


  1. Hi Mason .. Cheaper, Better, Faster - sounds an excellent compendium .. I bought a few of those sorts of books when I was younger, and then I check out the tips now - so I'm sure the book will appeal ... especially in today's age of austerity ...

    I can't really think of a tip .. but I always use left-overs .. so there's no food wastage ... and if there's a cheap, easy way of doing things I go that route.

    Cheers Hilary

  2. Mason - Thanks for letting us know about Cheaper, Better, Faster. It sounds like a very useful and helpful way to save time, money and natural resources. One way I've saved money is by buying books when I can from second-hand shops and through Paperback Swap. They're both great ways to get books without overspending.

  3. That book sounds like something everyone could use. And around here the ultimate is duct tape. Fixes everything.

  4. I could really use Cheaper, Better, Faster! I am always looking for tips on saving money and doing thing better. I live on a small fixed income and it is very tricky to survive on it!



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