Miserly Moms

Miserly Moms

Living Well on Less in A Tough Economy

Book - 2009
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"Practical, proven strategies and tips to help families live more frugally without being deprived, while still reaching their financial goals"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2009
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780764206412
Branch Call Number: 332.024 MCC 2009
Characteristics: 297 p. ; 22 cm


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Sep 27, 2012

I will not claim that I am the budget queen or that when I set goals I always obtain said goals; but as my girlfriends can attest I love learning how other ladies do things and like taking their ideas and then trying to apply them. That is probably why I loved this book so much. I found reading it was so enjoyable that I had a hard time putting it down, something that doesn’t regularly happen to me when reading books like this. Normally it takes me forever to get into the book and every time I put it down it takes forever to get back into it, again. This read very much as if I was chatting with a girlfriend over coffee and learning tips n’ tricks that she uses.

As for all these tips n’ tricks I cannot say that I’ll be applying them all but it definitely has opened my eyes to a few of them and made me realize that some of my fears were unfounded. She did a good job explaining multi-store shopping and how to do it simply or extreme. She has 11 Guidelines that she follows and you can pick and choose what you want to apply. Plus, as you read these tricks she sums it down where you aren’t boggled down by math and percentages. I cannot repeat enough how enjoyable this book was to read.

I have already started to apply some of these money saving tricks and can tell a difference. I’ve always been a meal planner but this book is not only a great reference for other books but a great way to pick up some more money saving tips. Also, she includes recipes and does a fantastic job of breaking down pricing. Her breakdown on eating out to home cooking blew my mind. I knew it was a huge difference but how she compared has really changed my mind and made me very conscientious of spending.

Aug 08, 2010

Jonni McCoy presents a very practical, grounded approach to saving money without undue hardship or penalizing your kids. EXCELLENT resource list at the end of each chapter. Very comprehensive but simple, step-by-step savings program that is easy to phase-in slowly. Highly recommended.


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