"A blog/Web site author and mom provides all the direction anyone would ever need to live happily for less. She reads her smoothly organized book like she’s giving an impromptu PTA talk—she’s quick and pleasant, determined but not pushy, reasonably enthusiastic. Starting with setting realistic and specific goals, her can-do list of practices also includes clearing out all types of life clutter, shopping in bulk (if you know you like the product), sharing coupons, becoming familiar with retail sale patterns, paying down debt doggedly, and using cash budgets (never credit cards) that don’t let you overspend. She makes austerity and commitment to her plan sound inviting because of her constant focus on enjoying results, seeking contentment, and staying mindful of one’s deepest priorities."
T.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
"This book will help you make dollars and sense of your life again!"
-Dave Ramsey, New York Times
bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host
"The Money Saving Mom's Budget offers real hope to real families who want to escape the cycle of overspending and debt. With a guide like Crystal Paine by your side, you can do this!"
-Mary Ostyn, author of Family Feasts for $75 a Week
About the Author
Crystal Paine is the creator of the immensely popular website MoneySavingMom.com. She has written for Woman’s Day
and All You
and has been featured in Real Simple
, USA Weekend
, and on NPR. She is a wife and a mother to three homeschooled children.