"Cheap Ways To... isn't really about being cheap. While the ideas found in the book are designed to help readers avoid, or at least escape, the pitfalls of mass consumerism and credit card debt, the book is really about embracing a simpler life and growing in appreciation of the little things. It's about making resources stretch further. Broken into categories including entertainment, relationships, personal improvement, home improvement and money, the book entertains while it enlightens--where else can you learn cheap ways to propose or how to make your own cleaning products? A team of published writers share their personally-tested insights about financially savvy ways to travel, buy a computer or car, entertain, decorate, plan a wedding, grocery shop, have a baby, find a pet, get a master's degree, buy clothes, give, invest, and more.