Great Library Value Anytime
November 09, 2010
Famous author, radio personality, and lecturer Dave Ramsey stresses knowing where your money goes, day by day and month by month. The purchase of things like books, magazines, music CD's, and other "library-like" materials fall under a budget category called Miscellaneous, Recreation and Entertainment in the book Total Money Makeover by Ramsey. It is such a joy to walk through a bookstore or the retail music section. But, money spent on such discretionary purchases can add up and disappear in a hurry.
On the Library's homepage, one of the latest blogs is about a value calculator showing the value saved as people use library services. I filled it out quickly, and was amazed. I read many different things, and it’s been awhile since I have bought a book for myself. I'm surrounded by many attractive selections here. I browse newspapers and magazines. I check out a movie once in awhile, and request a book from out of town now and then. The money it would cost for me to buy all these things, not to mention the driving and time it would take to obtain them, would be substantial.
It could actually be part of a plan to lower debt and living costs by borrowing these items at a location close to you. Many of these items we want to only look at once and the bookcase beside the easy chair is stuffed. It makes perfect sense to borrow the books you love, and then return them for your next reading choice. Drop by and find your favorites here today, and enjoy the value and savings over and over again.