My friend Crystal (also known as the Money Saving Mom) recently published her very first book! I am thrilled for her and couldn’t wait to read it. Rather than reading it, however, I had the opportunity to review her Audio Book (in fact, even Prince Charming listened to it on a work-related road trip and really enjoyed it). I love listening to audio books, especially when they are read by the author, because I can hear the inflection and intonation in words that I wouldn’t otherwise hear when reading it! I also loved that I could multitask and listen to the book while cooking dinner!
I’ve been a long-time reader of Crystal’s and my husband and I have participated in, read, and listened to a variety of financial education material, so I was a bit skeptical that there would be a ton of new information. Knowing Crystal, however, I knew that the book would be phenomenal!
This certainly proved to be true! The first few chapters were all about goal setting and organizing your life (two things I am horrible at). Crystal argues that in order to make any progress financially, you must do these two things first. This was a good kick in the rear end for me in an assortment of different areas (not necessarily financially) because I tend to be a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda girl! Setting specific goals and breaking them down into specific achievable actions was a great reminder for me!
Crystal goes on to share plenty of other ways to make financial progress…especially in the area of budgeting, couponing, and creative ways for earning extra income. But the thing that set this book apart from the other financial books I’ve read (or listened to) were the first couple of chapters on goal-setting, clearing out the clutter, and organizing your life! To make any significant, long-term, lasting changes…these steps must be implemented first!
I would highly encourage individuals wanting to get their finances in order to either read or listen to The Money Saving Mom’s Budget!
“What I love about the audio edition of The Money Saving Mom’®s Budget is that I can listen to it on the go – on my run, in the car, or while I’m folding laundry. AND … I love that it comes with the downloadable worksheets. I am able to work through those while listening to Crystal speak. So helpful. Perfect for my busy schedule.” –Anne, blogger (and reformed budget breaker!)
Celebrate with Crystal by entering her iPad2 Giveaway (a GREAT tool to keep track of your budget!) and RSVPing to the Live Webcast Event on 4/5!
One savvy winner will receive:
- A Brand new iPad2
- The Money Saving Mom‘s Budget by Crystal Paine, audio edition
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 4/4/12. Winner will be announced at The Money Saving Mom’s Live Webcast Event on 4/5. Crystal will be hosting an evening of chat, laughter and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll share tips and advice and her husband will be joining her to share how the principles Crystal outlines in her book have dramatically impacted their family life. She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and much more!
So grab your copy of The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget and join Crystal and friends on the evening of April 5th for an evening of fun of learning, sharing and encouragement.
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