Review – Money Saving Mom’s Budget Audio Book

I was delighted to be selected to review Crystal Paine’s new audio book Money $aving Mom’s budget.  In a unique twist of audio books, Crystal read the book herself.  I really felt hearing the author read the book gave it even more backbone.  You could hear Crystal’s passion come through in her voice as she read the book aloud.

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

I enjoyed listening to the book and hearing all of her advice.  I started taking notes as to what I think will work for my family, and what may not.  Seeing it on paper, I was able to start breaking it down, but I also became overwhelmed.  But then I remembered Crystal’s advice – don’t try and do it all at once.

As we are preparing for life changes for our family, the advice that I am taking most to heart is writing down our financial goals, then breaking them into monthly goals and weekly goals.  It has really helped my husband and I to understand what we need to do on the day to day front to reach our goal in 1 year.

Best of all, when I need a refresher, I can just listen to the book again or visit Crystal on her blog moneysavingmom.com.  There is something for everyone in this book.  Where will you start?

Talk to you soon,

Lyn

About Crystal Paine:
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, MoneySavingMom.com, 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 CNN.com, in USA Weekend, and Real Simple magazine and numerous other local newspapers and radio and television stations. www.moneysavingmom.com

The Help

So while the latest buzz is about The Hunger Games and the movie opening this weekend, I am finally getting a chance to read The Help.  I have been waiting patiently on my libraries wait list to read The Help on my kindle.  I was 23rd in line when I signed up.  I just got the book this week and am so excited.  I am hoping for lots of free time this weekend to read, or there will be late nights ahead as I stay up to read the book.

Do you have a favorite book?

Talk to you soon,

Lyn

Getting Lost…

…in a book that is.  I love when a book can capture me and I am completely engrossed by it.  I just finished The Real Deal by Fern Michaels.  I enjoy Fern Michaels books.  I feel she does a great job on character development.  I am always a bit sad to finish one of her books, I feel like I am saying good-bye to a friend.  If you haven’t read them, check out her sisterhood series.  They are outstanding!

So while I enjoyed finishing the book, the housework, laundry,exercise, etc..  have suffered.  Back to the routine today.

Talk to you soon,

Lyn