Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Money Saving Mom's Budget Audio Book Review

I was given the chance to review Crystal Paine's 

The Money Saving Mom's Budget Audio Book

Before I give my review here is some information 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 page views 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."

More about The Money Saving Mom's Budget
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.
The Money Saving Mom's Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a YearWith 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

I really enjoyed listening to her book.  The convenience of having an audio book was superb; I could continue to work around the house.  Crystal was a delight to listen to; she has a very sweet easy going voice.

Crystal had so many ideas on how to help cut a budget.  I was excited that she shared a few websites and links to various resources, coupon printing sites, personal advertisement places, etc.  I also liked how she included the PDF files to print out the charts and lists that she referenced. 

I would highly recommend this to anyone who is trying to get a handle on their finances!  Even Dave Ramsey-the financial expert recommends her book!!!

"Crystal Paine does it all as an entrepreneur, wife, and mom—and that means she knows all about finding room in a home budget! From reducing clutter to finding amazing coupon deals outside the grocery aisle, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget will help you make dollars and sense of your life again." —Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host {resource here}

I even recommend her book if you have your finances in order.  I praise the Lord because our finances are in order and under control.  I wasn't sure if I could learn anything new from her book.  But I am so glad that I was chosen to review this!!  I am so glad that I heard what she had to say-and I do plan on listening to her audiobook again.

I believe that there is still something anyone can learn from her book. She really covers the whole gamut of things!!  One of the topics that helped me was Personal Time Budget.  I had never even thought of a Time Budget before!  I really want to tell time where it needs to be, so that I don't feel rushed and panicked when push comes to shove.

Crystal has experienced what she talks about-she is walking the walk and talking the talk. Once again, you can find her website here at www.moneysavingmom.com.  I would like to encourage you to take some time to visit her website-she has A LOT of GOOD information. She has recipes, budget tips etc.... Trust me-go check her website out-you'll be glad you did.

Last but not least one of the other things that stand out to me about Crystal is that she has a Christian perspective with her finances, and everything she does.  I love receiving her emails-because when it seems like life is in the valley-she usually happens to included something from the Scriptures to help lift me up and encourage me.

There are a lot of retailers that sell her book-but I am going to limit it to Amazon and Barnes and Noble; you can find her book here:

And the Audio book, Compact Disk here:

I really give this book 5 stars!!!

{Disclaimer:  I was given the Audio book for free in exchange for an honest review}
Thank you so much for allowing me the chance to review such a wonderful book!!
Courtesy of: http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/13457557/moneysavingmom
and Crystal Paine at www.moneysavingmom.com

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