Crystal Paine is one of my favorite American bloggers “Money Saving Mom”and the author of a great new book “The Money Saving Mom’s Budget.” She continues to inspire me with creative ideas and great content. I had the privilege of reviewing her new book that focuses on long term planning which is the first step to financial success.
“Slash your spending, pay down your debt, streamline your life and save thousands a year,” is a great read for anyone looking at ways to tighten the budget and create a better more organized way of living. I received the book just before the start of the new year and managed to read it in a weekend because it was that good. I’ve taken Crystal’s advice and now I’m going plastic free in 2012.
Crystal writes that living life at breakneck speed is unhealthy and it’s likely hurting your relationships and finances. Instead take the time out needed to re-organize and create a concrete plan of action to take control. She provides a step by step system with templates and spreadsheets anyone can start and work with.
By eliminating clutter, structuring a system including a financial budget that anyone will benefit if followed. The book also provides tips and tricks she has learned along the way to demonstrate how Crystal and her husband managed to save up for a house. It was not a downpayment they saved but how they purchased their home with cash! I was impress to see how she accomplished this in such a short time.
Crystal has three children and speaks from proven successful financial experience on how to raise a family and keep your children happy with lots of fun frugal family activities.
Now the giveaway, Crystal Paine has generously offered to giveaway a copy of her new book, “The Money Saving Mom’s Budget” one lucky winner will be randomly selected and posted February 2, 2012.