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Book reviews are in — they like me! They really like me!

My new book from Penguin/Portfolio has gotten three very good reviews in the publishing trades. And no, these weren't all written by my mother. The reviews include: Publishers Weekly: Said the book’s advice and approach is better than Suze … [Read More...]

Recipes from “The $1,000 Challenge” (a work in progress)

I promised readers of my spectacularly well-reviewed book, “The $1,000 Challenge: How One Family Slashed Its Budget Without Moving Under a Bridge or Living on Government Cheese,” that I’d post the recipes I mentioned in the book, especially from … [Read More...]


Lottery, inheritance or miracle: What to do with a windfall

By Brian J. O’Connor So what do you do, like the Oceans 16 lottery winners, you suddenly come into a big clump of cash?   Try nothing. Then a little more nothing. And then, a few very smart somethings. “Don’t make any big financial decisions for at least six months and maybe even a year, […]