Have you ever wondered how to drastically lower your cell phone service, the best time to buy a car (the last day of the month when dealers are trying to meet their bonus quotas), or how to get cash for a gift card you'll never use?

David Pogue — a former technology columnist for The New York Times, current Yahoo Tech writer and Scientific American columnist — has compiled another small treasure of helpful hints for the average consumer with his latest, "Pogue's Basics: Money."

Like his previous books, "Pogue's Basics: Life" and "Pogue's Basics," you will find a plethora of hints that cover all aspects of life that will help you save money, use technology, and simplify your life, in general. Each tip is broken into small sections written in an entertaining style. Pogue gives the reader reputable websites and also the ones to avoid.

All three titles are available for checkout at the Crestview Public Library.

Marie Heath is the Crestview Public Library's director.