I've been a deal seeker for as long as I can remember.
My Mom was and still is an avid deal seeker, couponer and collector of freebies and so this trait has been passed on inherently and experienced throughout my childhood. The reason for my Mom's deal seeking activities was not for fun or as a hobby but as a necessity because our household of 4 were living off one chef's paycheck.
My husband and I are very blessed in all aspects of our lives yet I still get comments from others "why do you need to coupon, you can afford it?". I do it because I can! Why pay full price when you don't have to? I enjoy blogging about freebies, deals and giveaways here at the Freebie Junkie, however, my blog only covers a fraction of the activites that I could be doing to save money. Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom is one of the top 3 blogs that I read on a daily basis. Crystal is a homeschooling mother of 3 young children and finds time to put together a compelling blog about her money saving ways. Her writing and activites are an inspiration to others. Not only does she follow Dave Ramsey and pay cash for everything but her family financial goals are set high to allow her to pay cash for big ticket items such as a HOUSE. On top of her already busy schedule she also puts together a weekly menu with recipes, reading list and financial information on her blog.
And now Crystal has put on her list of achievements: A BOOK! Crystal was offered a book deal last year and her new book "The Money Saving Mom's Budget" just launched TODAY! I received a copy of the book for review and started to read it as soon as the mailman dropped it off in my mailbox.
This book provides you with all that you need to lower your spending or pay down your debt and maybe even save you thousands. Its not a quick get rich manual rather documents everything you already know in one shape or form but didn't put two and two together. Crystal starts with her 7 rules for financial success and breaks down these rules which can be achieved in just 12 months! Rule # 1 "Break down a big goal into small achievable pieces" but we don't do that - we all see the $500 Credit card bill and cry. Being a couponer means I'm a clutterbug! I have things everywhere - rule #2 is "Streamline your life and cut clutter". Again, break down the goal and create a priority list with set dates. Each rule makes total sense with a "I know that already". There's something for everyone, from 10 ways to earn an extra $100 per month, to 10 tips for having a successful garage sale. If you never pay full price for anything, you'll sure love the book! if you do pay full price then this book will sure help you break that habit!
If you didn't already think Crystal was already super Mom read up at Money Saving Mom on how she donated all the book proceeds to charity! Buy the book at Amazon.com and also preview the book before buying!
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Disclosure: I was provided the review and giveaway campaign in exchange for my honest opinion. All other opinions may vary.