For Christmas, I got, among other things, a Barnes and Noble Gift card. One of the items I picked up was a book, for like 60% off ( I think I paid like $2 for it, but free since gift card). The book was 75 tips for freelance writers. I figured, at "Free," even if it was awful, it was a good deal.
I read it. It wasn't awful. Actually, some very helpful ideas there, and I'm going to give it a shot while I'm looking for a job.
( My current plan )