If you ever feel like you could use some help with organization, goal setting, and just generally getting your life together, you will get a lot out of Crystal Paine’s new book The Money Saving Mom’s Budget. If, in addition to all of those factors you also need some help getting your finances in order, you will really get a lot out of it.
I have been reading Crystal’s blog since before she started Money Saving Mom, and so I wondered if I would find anything new in the book, but this is not just a collection of blog posts. I read an early draft of the book for Crystal and thought she had some great ideas for the book but when I read the actual copy I was really impressed with the way she had fleshed everything out. Even as a long-time reader of hers, I learned new things and was challenged to think of her topics in new ways.
The book includes sections on goal setting, time management, organization, and contentment, in addition to the budgeting/couponing/frugal living information you would probably expect. I think this approach to finances – of living your best life, contentedly, within your means – is far superior to a system that values frugality or wealth-building for it’s own sake.
Although the book is titled The Money Saving Mom’s Budget because that is Crystal’s brand, I think the book would be immensely helpful for anyone, male or female, parent or not, who has an interest in the topics.
Whether or not you read Money Saving Mom (which you should), I’d highly recommend The Money Saving Mom’s Budget. It’s helpful and inspiring and flexible enough in its approach to appeal to a wide audience.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. This post contains affiliate links.