TheSmartestWay to Save, Why You Can't Save Money and What to Do About It is your guidebook for surviving the recession. Your money is hard to make, but easy to spend. You know you need to save to pay for your home, send your kids to college, and retire. But so many people drown in a sea of toxic debt and feel powerless to overcome destructive, compulsive spending. This concise, readable manual will help you spend less, save more, overcome bad habits, and conquer debt. It is filled with hundreds of practical, doable tips that you can apply to your daily life, regardless of your age or finances. Authors Samuel K. Freshman and Heidi E. Clingen have two different perspectives, but their stories come together to encourage you to embrace your economic situation with enthusiasm. Their straight talk is engaging and compassionate and will make a genuine difference in your wallet--and your future!