(Links in this post are affiliate links. I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking those links. See my disclosure page for more information)Crystal Paine’s blog Money Saving Mom was the first blog I ever read and followed daily. Her daily deal shares and writings have saved my family money and added order to our lives.
Some days I wonder if I am becoming a stalking groupie as I read all her posts, have her book, and I snapped up the chance to review the audio version of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget. (yes I was given the audio book free in exchange for the review).
Having the audio version of the book was extremely handy. I downloaded the book onto my i-touch and listened to it while at the gym on the elliptical and out on the road pounding through a long run in preparation for my next marathon. It was great to add a bit of learning my workouts.
I loved listening to the sound of Paine’s voice. She has a very casual tone making me feel like she and I were chatting about money issues over a cup of coffee .
I do agree with other reviewers who state that most of the information in the book is available for free on her blog. However, having it all read to me really helped me understand how each area of life that she talks about really flows into the other.
For instance if you follow Paine’s blog you may wonder why she chooses to talk about goal setting, decluttering and simplifying so much on a platform that is suppose be helping you save money.
When you listen to audio version of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget you can start to grasp how goal setting, organizing and simplifying really do seamlessly work into helping you spend wisely, just the same as keeping a budget and clipping coupons do.
In fact what Paine is doing is not just telling you how to save money she is showing you how to make time to save money.
Isn’t that the number one excuse most of us make for not implementing money saving tips? We bark at the tip giver “oh I just don’t have the time to……” (clip coupons, follow sales, plan a menu, etc.)
I have read many a money saving book, but never have I listened to a book that showed me how to implement all those ways of saving money.
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