The Justified Tight B****rd's Guide to Life is a book of down-to-earth, no-nonsense, everyday financial advice written and presented with curmudgeonly black humour in the style of Victor Meldrew from One Foot in the Grave. Taking a lateral and critically reflective look at some of our modern consumer and lifestyle choices, it aims to provide all readers, regardless of income, with the key to modest financial wellbeing.
The book challenges the arguments of those who claim that we are on the brink of a financial abyss akin to the great 1930s depression. P. J. suggests that, for all our difficulties, we all have enough money – either from employment or social welfare – to live at the very least in modest comfort. P. J. examines some of our perceived financial woes from an holistic rather than a purely economic viewpoint and demonstrates how these problems may be dealt with by a simple shift in perspective. The book also suggests that many purchases we make every day are not only unnecessary, but actually counterproductive or damaging in some way, therefore offering the reader a justified reason for not purchasing many of the items we often consider to be essential.
The Justified Tight B****rd's Guide to Life is presented in four separate sections, containing over 300 points. Each point is a self-contained money saving tip linked to the others in the section. Dispensing with political correctness and urging a return to independent thinking, the book challenges the population to take an honest, rounded, responsible and wholesome approach to the problems they encounter and how they resolve them.
The book will be of help to anyone who would like to cut their expenses or household outgoings. It is also a self-help book that challenges the reader to ask themselves what they really want from life, and what their priorities are. It should spark critical reflection of our spending habits in all.
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I have just read Pj's book on money saving tips and aswell as having a good laugh I actually found lots of useful ways to save money and cut expenses as a student. I thought I knew the ends and outs of living on a tight budget but there were loads of everyday stuff I hadn't a clue about. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone. My father is already half way through as we speak and loves it.
I've had the great pleasure of reading this excellently written intelligent guide to frugal living and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in cutting their expenses. I was particularly impressed with how to get free holidays. Mike O' Connor singer song writer.
by Mike O Connor
Insightful, irrepressible, irreverent and if you live on a limited budget indispensable
This was a clever and interesting read, as I am always interested in money savings advice. I work as an accountant and I have learned over the years how difficult it is to get people to identify and change their spending habits. I may just have to recommend this book, as it offered a different perspective on the same advice I've read in several other books in this genre.
by Tiffany Mellow