January 2nd, 2012: Let’s be honest stockpiling can be a full time job if you are really looking to save a ton of money. Before reading Savvy Saving by Melissa Jennings and Shelley King, I thought that I would have to give up my work at home job just to save my family money by couponing. After reading the book, I learned way that I could do this on my own terms and to fit our family’s budget. While the idea of stockpiling is a great idea, I know that I would become obsessed with it all and never get anything done. Instead, I’m going to take a lot of the great tips that they suggest and figure out what works best for me.
There were so many keywords and phrases in the stockpiling world that I had never heard of before. I thought couponing was just that: cutting coupons and using them to save money. I didn’t know about all the strategies involved and how organized you had to be to make sure you are saving a great deal of money and possible finding items that are a “moneymaker” (one of the new words I learned).
I’m definitely what you call a causal saver. I’ve never gone out of my way to save money, but with this economy and being a one income family with 3 kids (2 in diapers), I will most like up my game. There was even a section in the book about how you can save on diapers and get them for cheap.
Readers will learn from the collective expertise of Jennings and King as they share tips for frugal living and teach how to build a stockpile and how to live a debt-free life. “Around the new year, everyone wants to start saving money and eating healthy, but few ever do,” says Jennings. “Our book has tips and tricks that can really help people achieve their goals.”
The menu planning chapter really spoke to me the most because this is an issue that I deal with on a daily basis. I stand in front of my fridge and cannot figure out what to make my family for dinner. While I always make sure that my kids get a mixture of food groups, we tend to eat a lot of the same foods. They are too picky of eaters so I would like to get a set schedule going so that everyone knows what to expect for the month. Figuring out dinner is a time consuming task for me since I really hate the planning part of it all. I plan to utilize the tips that Melissa and Shelley provided to make this aspect of my life a little easier.
As a work at home mom, it is imperative that I use my time wisely and also save my family money along the way. It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home parent or work outside the home, saving money is a great way to teach your children how to live debt free and use their money wisely.
For the new year, make it your resolution to learn how to save money for your family. And who knows maybe you can plan that trip to Disney World that the kids always wanted and not feel guilty about it!
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Disclosure: Living Your Moment was given a copy of Savvy Saving in exchange for an honest book review.