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Portland On The Cheap:  Books to Read



  Here are some books that we think you might enjoy.  Click here for our Amazon store and to read customer reviews for each of these books

Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money
Author:  Clark Howard
From Amazon:  "Living Large in Lean Times is Clark's ultimate guide to saving money, covering everything from cell phones to student loans, coupon websites to mortgages, investing to electric bills, and beyond. In his candid and friendly next-door-neighbor manner, Clark shares the small, manageable steps everyone can follow to build a path towards independence and wealth."
Get Clark Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rich From America's Money-Saving Expert
Author:  Clark Howard
Save more, spend less and avoid rip-offs is the mantra from America's money-saving expert.  This book covers purchases, investing, saving and other practical ideas for being a savvy consumer.
LIVE CHEAP AND FREE! Strategies to Thrive in Tough Economic Times
Author:  Kelly Wilson
Description from Amazon:  "provides guidance for consumers to make financial goals, track spending, maintain a budget, manage coupons, and build a collection of resources to find products that are cheap and free."
Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in Portland
Author:  Bryan Geon
Great resource for new resident and lifers alike!  The guidebook features in-depth Portland neighborhood and suburban community profiles as well as chapters on all aspects of local life, including local lingo, quirks, history and urban planning. 
Portland Happy Hour Guidebook
Author:  Cindy Anderson
This book offers over 400 reviews with detailed maps and special coupons.  View the companion web site for a sampling of the author's recommendations and information on newly opened bars and those that have recently closed.
Skint Portland, for the Frugal Vagabond
Author:  five Portland residents
Description from Amazon:  "A budget guidebook for Portland, Oregon that focuses on utilitarianism over consumption, in the pursuit of adventure in a new city. The guide sides with the traveler, providing frank, insider information to the most affordable dining, drinking and accommodation options in the city."
The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches
Author:  Jeff Yeager
Quick description from Amazon:  "Departing from the get rich mantra of many personal finance books, Yeager, once dubbed the Ultimate Cheapskate by NBC's Today Show, instead advises readers to shift their priorities and live well on less in this sensible guide to frugal living."  Check it out from the library or get it for about $10.
Zinester's Guide to Portland
Author:  Shawn Granton
The Zinesterís Guide is a locally-produced travel guide for visitors and residents alike, focusing on low-to-no cost things to do and places to go to in the Rose City.  Get it for just $5 at Powells.
More to Come!
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