Monday, April 23, 2012

Penny Thots and Possum Living

Penny Thots, If Your Money Could Talk, What Would It Say… is a new personal finance site that I'd like to share. Offering wisdom from a select group of writers on a variety of personal finance subjects, Penny Thots is sure to have something of value for everyone. And I'm proud to say that I am one of the contributors, so head on over there and check it out!

Now for Possum Living. Have you heard of this book? If not, let me tell you a little about it. Way back in 1978, a young woman not quite out of her teens wrote Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money. In her no-nonsense style, with wisdom well beyond her years, Dolly Freed provides instruction on self-sufficiency and tips for being extremely frugal.

If you haven't read Possum Living, I highly recommend it. I do not recommend following every bit of advice in the book, however. And actually, neither does the author. In the Afterword found in the Tin House Books edition published January 2010, the author shares additional insight that came with age and experience - from the perspective of a former NASA aerospace engineer rather than from that of a kid. At any rate, it’s an excellent read so find yourself a copy and enjoy!

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