a little ludwig goes a long way: Living Below Your Means. John found a great piece about living below your means.
I actually learned quite a bit from the "Millionaire Next Door":http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1563523302/qid=1059019860/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_3/103-8871901-9475810. They call it playing good defense. I'm sure glad Connie is a good defense player 🙂 BTW, a good test of your below your means quotient is what actual book on Amazon will you buy. The default is you can get a hard cover new for $15.40. But, they also offer a used hardcover for$6.98, a paperback for $10.47, the audio cassette for$12.60 or a used paperback for $7.25. Me? Well, none of the above. I'd got to "Half.com":http://half.ebay.com/cat/buy/prod.cgi?cpid=1062436&domain_id=1856&meta_id=1 where you can get a like new one for$3.95 plus \$2 shipping. 🙂 Guess that makes me cheap.
Connie would say, "why do we need this book anyway?" She's the star.