Cut Your Bills In Half

2012-08-14 04:49

In Pretoria central where I work there is a secondhand bookshop just by way of Church Street. I usually visit the bookshop during lunch times or every time I need recuperation from the pressures of work. The bookshop has good quality books packed with great transformative ideas, advice and counselling. These books have proven themselves to work and thus are still in circulation even after their print run has elapsed.

Second hand bookshops are not selling second hand ideas but they are selling ideas that had stood the test of time. In fact in most cases second hand bookshop are superior to the glamour bookshops found in shopping malls because most these bookshops are selling what bestseller books. In the days we are living in, in most cases,  for a book to be a best seller it does not need a good author with great life changing ideas but a celebrity with ephemeral life, and because of that most best sellers are ephemeral and tackles issues on shallow outward living of impressing others or something of that nature.

Durable quality books with great ideas that has stand the test of time are hard to find. They are like gold that needed to be mined with patience and dedication, it takes time to discover them. What makes things worse for the 21st century person is that these good durable books are not found on the first hit lists of internet searches. So our reliance on the internet sometimes is limiting us to ideas that are fashionable but lacks substantive perspective  - the quality that shapes lives and communities for the better.

One time in this bookshop in Pretoria central I bought a book that went by the title "Cut Your Bills in Half". The book was published by Rodale Press written by its editors.  Rodale publishes some of the most well-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men's Health and Prevention. It is also one of the largest independent book publishers in the United States. The company has published a collection of bestsellers, including An Inconvenient Truth and Eat This, Not That.

The philosophy that is taught by this book is that, you can't  eliminate your household bills, but you can cut them down to size. It is not difficult to slash your bills by 30 percent to 100 percent once you know how.

If you are like most people you want your money to go further than just making ends meet. But there are always bills to pay. Short of choosing to pay only half your balance each month, are there really ways to cut your bills in half? The book provides answers...

The editors in writing the book have asked experts in home economics, health, consumer affairs, gardening, and other fields to give readers their very best ideas, advice and counselling on cutting costs. They let readers in on the secrets to savings by illustrating and explaining every cost saving strategy they teach.

Some of the ideas, advice and counselling provided in the book are simple and yet profound and revolutionary and can impact your life dramatically. This knowledge include:

There is a limit on the amount of time you should spend in a shopping mall or supermarket if you want to check cost savingly with money well spent. 

Your car will last longer and remain intact in good condition if you can only refuse to follow the owner's manual. Most of the time the owner's manual is money making machine for the manufacturer 

How you can afford great vacations and other great leisure - on a limited budget

You can trade in your wardrobe for a new look - and it may not cost you a cent while your image improves

You can have a lush, productive garden by using free fertilizers and other soil amendments in the process participating in the green economy

You can take advantage of free home decorating ideas, advice and knowledge to beautify your home

Learn about simple secrets of buying furniture where the decorators do

The strategies on cutting the costs of raising your kids in a better helpful manner

How to inexpensively insure against catastrophic loss

Learn about the smart path to planning your family estate or any other estate

These are some of the ideas in the book and they are many more....

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