Living the Savvy Life: The Savvy Woman's Guide to Smart Spending and Rich Living

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Morgan James Publishing, 2011 - Business & Economics - 219 pages
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It's Not About Being Cheap.  Living the Savvy Life isn't about being a cheapskate, a miser or a tightwad.  It's about having security and peace of mind by spending less than you make.  It's about knowing where you stand financially on a daily basis so you can make intelligent fiscal decisions.  It's about being penny-wise on the things that are less important to you so you can spend money on the things that are important to you.  It's about choosing to purchase only the things that you love and make you happy.  It's about cooking at home more often so you can occasionally splurge on dinner at your favorite restaurant.  It's about creating an environment in your home that is warm, comforting, and expressive of  who you are.  It's about having a wardrobe made entirely of clothes that fit and look great on you.  It's about enjoying your time off even more because you planned for it and know you can “afford it.”  Although Living the Savvy Life is filled with ways to save money, it isn't about frugal living.  It's about finding, attaining and maintaining balance.  Are you ready to start Living the Savvy Life?

 

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Contents

Introduction Money Affects Everything
1
Chapter 1 The Savvy Life Philosophy
9
Chapter 2 The Golden Rule
13
Chapter 3 Savvy Habits
19
Chapter 4 You Can Afford It
Chapter 5 Where We Spend Our Money
Chapter 6 Home
Chapter 7 Entertainment
Chapter 11 Money
Chapter 12 What is Important to You?
Chapter 13 Savvy Shopping
Chapter 14 Celebrity Savvy Life Role Models
Chapter 15 The Core of the Savvy Life
Chapter 16 Tricks to Stay Motivated
Chapter 17 Your Savvy Life
Chapter 18 Favorite Resources

Chapter 8 Wardrobe
Chapter 9 Beauty
Chapter 10 Food
About the Authors
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Melissa Tosetti is the founder of the online magazine, The Savvy Life. She is an author, speaker, and teacher. Melissa’s passion is to show Americans how step off the pendulum that swings from overspending to extreme frugality. She believes balance is the key to enjoying life with financial security.  Melissa co-wrote a chapter on savvy living for the book, Your Military Family Network. She has appeared on numerous episodes of Pocket the Difference on the Fine Living Network, The Real Deal with Jeanette Pavini, and on Eye on the Bay. She is repeatedly quoted in nationwide publications including U.S. News & World Report, TodayShow.com, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit News. She has chaired panels on savvy living at the Professional Businesswomen of California conferences in San Francisco and Sacramento. She also teaches courses on savvy living at Chabot College in Hayward, CA and around the San Francisco Bay Area.  Melissa is a second degree black belt in Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu and moonlights at Fearless Fitness in Foster City, CA. She teaches Kung Fu and fitness classes. In addition to teaching at Fearless, she is also a coach for FFIT@home (www.FFIT.tv), which allows you to download Fearless Fitness’ Intensity Training classes to do in the privacy of your own home as well as offering nutrition advice and support. Whether talking about money or calories and fitness, Melissa’s message is still the same - balance. Melissa loves adventuring with her husband Paul and son Dante, whether it is in their own backyard or while traveling across the world. In her downtime, Melissa can be found cooking, gardening, horseback riding, reading, or watching the Food Network and the History Channel.

Kevin Gibbons is the Managing Editor of The Savvy Life. Kevin brings his 20 years’ experience as an engineer and program manager in the high-tech arena to help keep The Savvy Life running smoothly. In addition to maintaining production schedules and working with Melissa to determine content and editing, Kevin also contributes articles on managing finances and cooking. Kevin also co-wrote a chapter on savvy living for the book, Your Military Family Network. A scientist by training, Kevin lives the savvy life as it allows him to afford his assorted hobbies which range from photography to motorcycle riding to miniatures, modeling to gourmet cooking to compulsively reading everything he can find. Kevin and his wife live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their house is full of 19th century and Art Deco antiques they found at belowmarket prices and bought by saving and purchasing on layaway.

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