Carol Coots – Stop Wasting Money

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Our book is called Stop Wasting Money. Our book is about showing both consumers and business owners how to look at money and not waste it.

In this book, we look at multiple factors before we say a product or an idea will save money. There is much misleading information in the public domain that is geared toward a specific product or idea. This book takes into account the product, manufacturer, store that sells the products, time to obtain the product or outcome, gasoline used to obtain the product(s), and any additional savings that are possible to obtain. The ideas in this book can help the financial strain of anyone single, a family, or a business owner.

Tell us something about yourself.

I have worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and my husband who is the co-author has worked in manufacturing and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt/Process Improvement Specialist for over 10 years. Together we have saved businesses over $50,000,000 (million) dollars in improving their processes and costs. Growing up in a family that had their own business initially taught me about saving money and knowing where to spend it.

What inspired you to write this book?

When my husband made a comment that any person or business can lie with statistics and charts I got angry that they would purposely mislead the public. I wanted to then share the information I had learned with others. This book is not about stopping spending money. It is about wisely spending money and understand your choices.

How did you choose the title?

My husband wanted title that would show what the book is about in the title itself.

What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?

We went through the company Create Space, owned by Amazon. They have many templates to make the process easy. They also have a network of book stores they work with to help get your book more available. Our biggest obstacle is since the book is print on demand many of the huge brink and mortar stores will not carry it on their shelves and only carry it on their online stores. We are working with libraries and independent bookstores that are more open to carrying these types of books.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I have been called a walking textbook by friends, family, and my past students. It was just a matter of having the passion about a subject and sitting and writing it.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?

How much I did actually know and use the ideas to share with others.

If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?

I would better plan out the marketing to make it flow more easily.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?

I really like to read self help books on health, home, garden, house improvement, decorating, and business. I do not necessarily have a favorite author. I more look at how well the ideas flow and are easy to understand.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

Our book Stop Wasting Money can be found at Amazon or directly through our website. Our website is Our site lists many ways to save money, including a blog and newsletter. We can be found on Facebook and Twitter. We also have business advice at,, and