Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Do More, Spend Less by Brad Wilson

During these difficult economical times it’s always nice to find ways to save money so that you can provide more for your family.

Author Brad Wilson, owner of BradsDeals.com, has written an intriguing book - Do More, Spend Less - that helps consumers like us9781118518557_p0_v2_s260x420 find loopholes in the system. With this new insight into the system, you can find some amazing rewards and even freebies. One of the deals Wilson details in his book, for example, is how he got a vacation to New Zealand for almost nothing.

Thanks to Brad, I have 5 digital copies of Do More, Spend Less to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for the guidelines.

This personal finance book is a bit different from most. Do More, Spend Less doesn’t tell you how to save and invest your money, but how to find bargains and work to get lower prices for items you want thus saving money. The book is divided into three section. There is a section for travel, shopping, and personal finance. 

A large portion of the book is dedicated to the travel section. There are tips and suggestions on how to save money on hotels, vacations, air travel and much more. Wilson explains such things as how to achieve elite status with business travel and how to build more frequent flyer miles.

In the shopping section Wilson details how to save time and money by shopping at warehouse clubs and online. He explains how buying in bulk saves money and having items delivered to your home saves in time and gas.

Wilson compares credit unions and banks in the personal finance section explained how credit unions save you money. He also details the different types of credit cards you should and shouldn’t have. In addition, he explains how to clean up your credit report and add points to your credit score. Another topic Wilson goes into details about is how to reduce your cable cost and much more.

With each of these tips and suggestions for saving, Wilson describes how he has done the same thing to achieve his success. Photos and charts also accompany these activities. This book will make you rethink how you approach spending.

To help you better understand the strategies Wilson describes, you can download a chapter of the book for free on the official Do More, Spend Less page.

Long before he was the best selling author of Do More, Spend Less,
Wilson was a broke college student in 2001 when he started BradsDeals.com as a way to share money saving tips and tricks with his friends and family. Today, BradsDeals is the largest editorial-driven deals and coupons site on the internet with more than 4 million monthly visitors.

Now for the giveaway guidelines. To enter, just send me an e-mail (mcbookshelf@gmail.com) with the subject line, “Win Do More, Spend Less.” Your message should include your name and the email address you’d like the digital copy sent to. And, just so you know, I don’t share any of this information with anyone other than the author nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 5 digital copies of Do More, Spend Less is 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, April 16.

Thanks for visiting today. Do you have any tips for saving time when shopping or for saving money on the items you purchase?


  1. Mason - What a useful book! There are, I'm sure, dozens of large and small ways in which we could save money and this sounds as though it's got lots of terrific ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I would say that planning is always key. You are much more likely to save money by planning your spending versus finding a lucky bargain. Even though I don't buy the newspaper, I do use coupons from online and plan shopping for when items are on sale. These tips have really helped my family as we have been especially hard hit by the recession.

  3. This sounds like a great book. I try to spend carefully. I hadn't really thought about saving gas by having items delivered but it makes sense.


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