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Armchair Travel: Tough Times, Tough Measures

by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström Mar 6, 2009

Find yourself tightening your purse (or wallet) strings lately? Tough times call for tough financial changes and we’ve dug into our Matador archives to pull out recession-proof ways of saving money.

Are you considering moonlighting to augment your income? Check out Olivia Giovetti’s Five Lucrative Side Jobs to Take During the Economic Crisis. From selling art and crafts picked up abroad at your local craft fair to working as a wedding photographer, there are various ways you can earn some extra cash.

Now is as good a time as any to start investing your money and William Moss Wilson shows us how in How to Get Started Managing and Investing Your Money Now.

In 6 Tips for Saving Your Money and Saving the Planet, Robyn Johnson outlines ways of reducing your environmental footprint while saving some dough in the process. For pet owners, she also penned a piece about making sure your pet survives this economic downturn in Recession-Proof Your Pet.

Yes! You can also save money like……Buddha? Lucia Byttebier explains how in 5 Steps To Save Money Like Buddha.

So in the spirit of less spending this week, here are a few free eBooks to help you get smarter on saving and surviving during these rough times.

Mint provides a comprehensive list of 30 (yes, 30!) free eBooks that cover everything you need to know about getting your house in order financially.


From infancy to retirement, Money Matters for All Ages covers various strategies for saving money at various points during your life.


Download the M-Network‘s free eBook – Money Saving Tips for the Holidays.

Know of any other free financial eBooks worth checking out? Please tell us below

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