I was overjoyed when I found out I was going to get a free copy of Crystal Paine’s Money Saving Mom’s Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year to read and review!! This is the first review I’ve ever done on my little ol’ blog!
Once I got my pre-release copy I was so excited about it, I read it all in less than 24 hours! Over all I really liked it! I enjoyed the diversity of it, from couponing, to budgeting, to goal making, to organizing, to contentment. Crystal Paine writes from experience, in fact she paid 100 % cash down on their home by working and saving for it! Not many people can say that!
I have read many books on saving money and follow several frugal blogs (including Moneysavingmom.com), so I was curious as to whether I’d really learn anything new…but I did! For example, I didn’t know you could buy Nature’s Own bread at the dollar store for only $1! I also had never heard her idea of how to start a budget if you’ve never done one. Instead of starting you on a full fledge record-every-penny-budget, she starts you out smaller and has you work up to it. Their’s even work sheets in the back of the book for budgeting, writing down goals and a price sheet.
My favorite quote from the book:
“The less we spend on ourselves, the more we have to give to others.” – That’s what I want my life to be!
Now the part I’m really excited about! I’m doing a giveaway for a free copy!!!!!!! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying you want the book and you’ll be entered in the giveaway! The winner will be announced and notified via email on Tuesday the 10th of January. If I don’t hear back from you in 2 days I’ll choose another winner. Since my blog isn’t very big your chances of winning are higher!!!
I was not paid to write this review other than a free copy of the book. The thoughts and opinions are my own.