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

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 10, 2012 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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From one of Nielsen’s top 50 power moms comes advice you can take to the bank—literally!

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. With 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 and your home
• Use coupons wisely
• Pay with cash only
• Live simply
• Become debt free
• Choose contentment
• Make every dollar count

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This book is an easy-to-do guide. I loved the fact that the author keeps things simple, especially for someone like me just starting on the journey of being frugal! It's an easy read with lots of great information and advice. Read full review

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This book is sooooooooooooooooooo not worth it. The book is her web site. So save the money and go to her websiste. Better yet skip her advice and learn from many of the other woman on the web who know how to budget and get by on less. One I found was The Prudent Homemaker now she knows how to stretch a dollar and make something great out of nothing. Many of the older ladies know a lot more than Crystal. Plus the Mom's who have raised 6 or more on one low income have tales to tell about how to stretch a dollar. This young girl who has been given everything in life , really does not know how to stretch a dollar. 


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About the author (2012)

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,, is one of the top personal finance blogs on the web averaging over four million pageviews 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, in USA Weekend, and Real Simple magazine and numerous other local newspapers and radio and television stations.

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