MoneySavingMom.com! This was the first site I started to frequent when I began to explore the use of couponing to save money. I still check the site multiple times a day because Crystal posts all the current deals, freebies, and household tips!
I was elated when I was given the chance to preview Crystal Paine's new book, The Money $aving Mom's Budget. It was an incredibility quick read for me because I didn't want to put it down. I needed to keep reading to find out some more of Crystal's tips on how to create a budget and save money!
Crystal begins the book with goal setting. As she puts it, "If you don't know where you're going, any train will get you there." She encourages you to set big goals. Then cut that goal into bite-sized pieces so you can achieve them. I believe it is important what your goals are in life and that you and your spouse are headed on the same track.
Crystal also talks about how to create a budget. She encourages you to start with a grocery budget and stick to it! Don't create a budget that is unachievable, but one you can stick to in the end. Once you get the grocery budget down, then you will be able to make the leap and create an entire budget for your household and tell your money where to go each month! I know this has helped my family tremendously. We use a spreadsheet every month to track what comes in and what goes out and where!
Finally, Crystal shares some of her amazing tips on how to save money! These are things that she has tried and believes they will work for everyone. The tips include how to use coupons, play the drug store game, and how to save money on household items.
Overall, this is an extremely well written book and was enjoyable to read. I highly recommend it if you are searching for ways to save money each month!
The book is scheduled to release January 10, 2012. One lucky Spend Less 2 Save More reader will receive a free copy of this book to enjoy!
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Good luck, the contest will end 12/31/11 at midnight!
I was given a preview copy of the book to read and review. All views are my own and were not influenced in anyway.