The Money Saving Mom’s Budget Audiobook Review
I have to preface this review by saying I am a fan. I am a fan of Crystal’s money guidance, her faith, everyday tips that help turn an upside down home into a well working machine and especially what she chose to do with the profits of this book which you can read about here.
When I hear “money saving advice” I think of being bombarded with terms such as portfolio and ROTH IRA. Things that enter into the world of finance that one feels they need a degree to understand. Getting control of your finances and telling your money where to go always seemed like an overdeveloped process. Until I read Crystal’s blog and book I felt so overwhelmed by everyday life that I never felt I would get on handle on the day to day let alone mastering money saving. Seeing home and money management broken down into the “bread and butter” of it all (quite literally) has changed my approach to life. With the practical tools contained in the book you will be able to better save, spend and give. All things we all hope to get a handle on.
Crystal shows you how to create a workable budget beginning with the simple step of getting your food spending under control. Such a simple thing I kept saying while listening “why didn’t I think of that”. This practical book/audiobook goes further to help you by teaching you the ins and outs of couponing, 9 places to score free coupons and how to organize them without letting them take over your life. Other useful tools contained within these chapters: how to get your home in great working order, allowing yourself occasional splurges and why and the greatest bit of advice- how to get your life into working order.
Imagine life without the worry of if your money will make it until the end of the month. For many people this is a very real worry. In these uncertain economic times the last this we need is another overloaded how to plan that leaves us with more on our shoulders than we started with. The Money Saving Mom’s Budget will help you from day one all you have to do is read the book and FOLLOW THE ADVICE. Trust me this journey is worth it!
* I was provided this audiobook for free by Litfuse Group in exchange for my honest opinion.
About the author:
Crystal Paine is a wife and homeschooling mom to three young children who has been writing on topics related to frugality for the last five years—and living a frugal, simple, and debt-free life since she was born. Her blog, MoneySavingMom.com, is one of the top personal finance blogs on the web averaging over four million pageviews per month. Crystal has contributed to articles in Woman’s Day magazine and All You magazine, as well as being mentioned on National Public Radio and CNN.com, in USA Weekend, and Real Simple magazine and numerous other local newspapers and radio and television stations. www.moneysavingmom.com
About the book:
Crystal Paine, who has helped busy women everywhere take control of their finances, presents her most effective strategies designed for families of all sizes and income levels
With hundreds of inspiring “why didn’t I think of that?” TIPS, plus WORKSHEETS, Paine breaks down your goals into easy, manageable steps so you can:
• Achieve a complete financial makeover
• Set up a realistic budget
• Never pay retail
• Slash your grocery bill
• Organize your time & your home
• Use coupons wisely
• Pay with cash only
• Live simply
• Become debt free
• Choose contentment
• Make every dollar count
“What I love about the audio edition of The Money Saving Mom’®s Budget is that I
can listen to it on the go – on my run, in the car, or while I’m folding laundry. AND … I
love that it comes with the downloadable worksheets. I am able to work through those
while listening to Crystal speak. So helpful. Perfect for my busy schedule.” –Anne,
blogger (and reformed budget breaker!)
Celebrate with Crystal by entering her iPad2 Giveaway (a GREAT tool to keep track of
your budget!) and RSVPing to the Live Webcast Event on 4/5!
One savvy winner will receive:
- A Brand new iPad2
- The Money Saving Mom‘s Budget by Crystal Paine, audio
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends
4/4/12. Winner will be announced at The Money Saving Mom’s Live Webcast Event on 4/5.
Crystal will be hosting an evening of chat, laughter and encouragement – bring your
friends! She’ll share tips and advice and her husband will be joining her to share how the
principles Crystal outlines in her book have dramatically impacted their family life.
She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and
So grab your copy of The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget and join Crystal
and friends on the evening of April 5th for an evening of fun of learning, sharing and