Can’t Buy Me Love: Living Large and Paying Small



The economy’s not exactly booming, but saving money’s not so hard. To lower food costs, you could learn to photosynthesize. To reduce bank fees, you could bury your money in the backyard. But before you take any drastic cost-saving measures, we’ll talk to a finance columnist who managed to slice $1,000 a month from his family’s budget without sacrificing their dignity.


  • Brian O’Connor, Personal Finance Editor, The Detroit News, author of The $1,000 Challenge 
  • Paddy Hirsch, Senior Producer of Personal Finance at Marketplace for American Public Media

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