Saving money doesn’t have to be painful. You can read newspapers and your favorite magazines at the library. If you are a cardholder with the DeKalb County Public Library System, you can borrow books and DVDs at no cost. Use our resources to learn how to do your own home repairs, fix your car, prepare low-cost meals, and exercise at home instead of at a pricey fitness club. Check out the list below and start saving money right now.
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- Chef on a Shoestring
You don't have to break the bank to cook restaurant-quality meals. Here's a sample of the more than 120 delicious and surprisingly economical recipes from America's finest chefs. Contains advice on stocking your pantry, buying in season, shopping on a budget, and avoiding the temptation to be too frugal.
- Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair
More than 2,300 color photographs and detailed step-by-step directions for common home repairs.
- Dare to Repair Your Car
A basic car care and safety book written by women for women ... and men, and new teen drivers, and senior drivers. Okay, it's for every person who dares to drive a car.
- Don’t Throw it Out
Make the most of your purchases (and your money) by making things last longer and work better. You'll discover more than a thousand ways to maximize the value of everything you own, from furniture and fishing reels, to cell phones and ceiling fans, to iPods and earrings.
- How Your House Works
The more you understand how your home works, the easier it becomes to handle simple problems without paying a lot of money for repairs. Learn about the systems and appliances in your home, how to perform simple repairs, and when to call in a professional.
- Living Room Yoga - DVD
Eva Barash presents an in-home yoga workout combining postures, breathing exercises, and calisthenics.
- Popular Mechanics Complete Car Care Manual
Contains more than 90 projects that will help car owners quiet squeaks, replace U-joints, and change their own oil and filters.
- Ultimate Tae Bo - DVD
World renowned fitness expert Billy Blanks has developed a brand new workout featuring signature Tae Bo moves for maximum benefits and optimum results. Attain a toned and sculpted body, strengthen core, burn fat, and increase fitness levels.
- Your Best Body - DVD
Get ready to create your best body ever. Michelle Dozois has combined the best and most efficient exercises to help you reshape your body and shed unwanted fat.
- Atlanta Gas Prices
Enter your zip code and find the cheapest gas in your area.
- Atlanta Travel Guide
If you can’t afford to go away on vacation, you can enjoy staying at home. Learn about local attractions here.
- Clark Howard
Local consumer advocate provides money saving tips as well as general consumer advice.
- Consumer Reports
In addition to product reviews, this site offers money saving tips and financial strategies for dealing with tough economic times.
You don't need to give up eating well just because you can't eat out every night. Visit this website for recipes and video tutorials on cooking techniques.
This “worldwide gifting movement” was established to keep usable items out of landfills. Simply sign up for a free membership and ask for what you need. You may find what you are looking for at no cost and with no strings attached.
- Make Good Coffee
You can save hundreds of dollars each year by brewing your own coffee, even if you purchase an expensive variety of coffee beans. Find out how to make coffee house beverages here.
- Simple Living
One obvious way to save money is to stop buying things. Learn about the philosophy and practice of simple living, also called volunteer simplicity.
- Thrift Shopper
Search this national directory of charity-driven thrift stores to find one in your area.
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