Save thousands by doing it yourself with the new book 'Be Thrifty'

Be Thrifty: How to Live Better With Less is the kind of how-to manual that a WalletPopper can get behind. It's a sturdy 372-page compendium, written and co-edited by Califia Suntree and Pia Catton, roping together thousands of money-saving tips. Its organizing premise is that you can do all sorts of things around the house that will save you money. In one of the more clever publishing gimmicks of the past year, each copy is embedded with a shiny new penny, so you can "start now!".