09 February 2012
Book Review: Money Saving Mom's Budget
I love Crystal at Money Saving Mom.
I think she is just fab. I've made many of her recipes and freezer meals. I've used lots of her posts to save money by coupon matching and I've even earned free gift cards to restaurants or Amazon from her advice on taking surveys and using SwagBucks.
I went into this book fully expecting to like it.....and I did.
Crystal and her husband drank the Dave Ramsey kool-aid just like Ronnie & I. A lot of her money management appears based on his plans. Cash only, no credit cards, buy used. But she puts it out there in such a way that it doesn't seem overwhelming. Each chapter breaks down a different money saving technique. Couponing, budgeting, meal planning, making goals. She breaks it down. Step by step.
I love that she keeps reinforcing the fact that you don't have to have a perfect system on day one. Just start. Make a plan and tweak it to suit your family and your situation. Take it slow.
My favorite non fiction book so far!
You can see what others thought of this book over at Life as Mom.