Brian O'Connor is the author of "The $1,000 Challenge."
On Fox 2's Money Monday, he explains the premise of making changes in a family budget without having to move under a bridge or eat government cheese.
What could you do to cut your expenses by a $1000.00 pe month.
Play the video in the player to hear a few ideas.
Personal Finance Editor & Columnist
Detroit News Finance Editor Brian O'Connor joined in The News in 2005. He is the winner of the inaugural Christopher H. Welles Memorial Prize for business writing from Columbia University, as well as a winner of the Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. O'Connor also is a two-time winner of the award for humor writing from the National Society of Newspaper columnists. A native Detroiter, he is a graduate of The Roeper School in Bloomfield Hills, Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a 2001 Knight-Bagehot Fellow in business and economics.
A funny, useful guide to saving $1,000 a month, based on the popular series in "The" Detroit News
With middle-class families more stretched than ever, nationally syndicated personal finance columnist Brian O'Connor decided to test his own advice about saving money. He began a ten-week experiment to cut his family's monthly expenses by $1,000--without sacrificing anything truly important. The result is a funny, savvy guide to budgeting in the real world, across ten different categories of spending. It can help families eliminate petty squabbling about money and feel better about where those hard-earned dollars are going.