Many of you know that one of the first money saving blogs I ever discovered was Money Saving Mom. I was enthralled with the thought of being a good steward of the money that God has given us, saving as much as we can, and still having fun and giving back. After reading Money Saving Mom’s blog now for over two years, I was thrilled when I heard that she was writing a book and then even more thrilled when she, Crystal Paine, was going to let us get a preview copy to review and allow us to host a giveaway.
I devoured this book, reading it in two days, while we were on Christmas vacation up in Indiana with my husband’s family. The book was not only full of good tips for newbie couponers but was inspiring for me as a veteran couponer as well. I took several things away from the book and felt inspired to clean out the clutter in my budget and house.
This book addresses not only using coupons to lower your grocery bill, reducing debt, setting goals, and saving money but also gives real life examples from Paine’s life or from her many readers’ lives. I really appreciated this book because it deals with reality. Not everyone can coupon, not everyone is going to go to absolute extremes, but setting goals and doing a budget…that’s attainable.
If you are desperate for ways to save money and rearrange and get rid of excessive clutter/chaos in your life this is a must read.
Paine uses her own experience of living on less than $1,000 a month the first few years of her marriage to show readers that they will get further by being appreciative for what has been given to them, rather than thinking about all they don’t have.
Best of all, Paine is donating 100% of her proceeds from the sale of this book to Compassion International, a Christian child advocacy ministry. Compassion International helps more than one million children in twenty-six countries. Eric and I have a sponsored child through Compassion and our church is very involved with this ministry as well. For more information, visit Compassion.com.
Now, on to the giveaway! There are 4 ways you can enter to win, leave a comment for each entry & a way to get ahold of you:
1. Tell us how you save money now. We save by using coupons & cooking at home for most of our meals…here’s one of my favorite recipes you can check out: Cheeseburger soup!
2. Follow us on Facebook.
3. Tweet this: I entered to win a copy of @moneysavingmom’s new book on @SavingMoneyLL‘s blog! http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com/2012/01/money-saving-mom-book-giveaway.html
4. Follow on Pinterest here.
Giveaway ends 1/20/12.