Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Money Saving Mom's Budget Review

I just finished reviewing the audio version of Crystal Paine's The Money Saving Mom's Budget. This is a great book! Crystal covers topics like: getting back on track financially, how to make a budget, more importantly: how to stick to a budget!, how to get your home organized and thus have a more orderly life, how to save on groceries without couponing, and learning to be content.

For someone who has read Crystal's blog for over four years and has heard or practiced as many budget or money-saving techniques as possible, you would think I might not benefit from this book. Not so! I found this book emotionally re-charging. Have you ever noticed how emotionally draining saving money can be at times? This book helped me to feel excited about finding new ways to save money and better budget the money I do have.

I would recommend this book for "newbies" to the budgeting world, as well as those of you who already know how to do this stuff. It was worth my time to read (listen to) this book.

So what am I taking away from this book this time around? I'm going to try out my bread machine again, look into paperbackswap to see if I can get some of the books I want for almost free, and think seriously about a budget for the "spending money" I earn from my hobbies. And, I'm going to take Crystal's advice and continue to measure my money-saving techniques against the plumb line of how much money per hour certain practices are actually saving me. I don't want to be wasting my time!

If you want to read more reviews of this book, check out this link.

Crystal is also hosting a giveaway. Enter today and save the date-4/5 for Crystal's live webcast!

Note: This post contains affiliate links. And, I was given a free copy of this book to review.


MarissaInks said...

The paperbackswap sounds very interesting... though currently I have weekly trips to the library to satisfy me.

Jessica said...

Sounds like a good book. I'm always looking for ways to budget and I don't have it in me to coupon clip. I'm all for the bread maker - so easy.

The Alexanders said...

Must look for this book. Sounds good. Always keen to find ways to save a bit, or at least have some left over to give an option.