Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Money Savings Mom’s Budget- Book Review

Posted by Heather at Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Money Saving Mom's Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year

I was recently given the opportunity to review the book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine. I have followed for several years, now, and I was excited to hear that the blogger-turned-author was entering into the foray of books.

As soon as I received the book, I jumped right into it. Reading the book is like chatting with an old friend. The syntax is comfortable and easy. There are no big words or new vocabulary to learn. It’s just woman to woman talking about money; specifically, how to, “slash your spending, pay down your debt, streamline your life and save thousands a year.”

Ms. Paine doesn’t claim to know it all but she does give some guidelines for financial success. They are as follows:

#1- Set big goals and break them down into bite-sized pieces.

#2- Streamline your life and cut the clutter.

#3- Set up a realistic, workable budget.

#4- Take the cash-only challenge.

#5- Use coupons.

#6- Never pay retail.

#7- Choose contentment.

The rules are not always easy and there is no “easy road” to financial freedom. However, while reading this book, you can really get a sense of how real and tangible the sacrifice and perseverance Crystal and her husband endure on their own road to financial freedom and paying 100% cash for their first home.

In conclusion, I would recommend this book to anybody- not just moms- looking for ways to reevaluate their finances and household budget. We could all use a little “tune-up” when it comes to our money and this book is just one way to go ahead and do so!


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