Miserly Moms: Living on One Income in a Two-Income Economy
Miserly Moms Living on One Income in a TwoIncome Economy Author:Jonni McCoy Save Thousands of Dollars a Year Jonni McCoy and her family are proof that you live on one income. The McCoys made a successful transition from two incomes to one while living in one of the most expensive parts of America: the San Francisco Bay Area. Her Miserly Guidelines will help you save thousands of dollars a year on everything from groce... more »ries to electricity to insurance and household cleanersas well as reveal the hidden costs of holding a job and common money wasters. Her practical, proven cost-saving techniques, strategies, tips, and recipes will help you live frugally without feeling deprived.« less
I was under-impressed. If you are really serious about saving money I would recommend Tightwad Gazette over this one. Good information if you are going from work to home it will give you the inspiration to get started and it can be done. The more kids you have (she only has two) the more you need more serious ideas.
I loved this book and referred back to it often during the years we have been a one income family. It has new information that causes you to ask -"why didn't I think of that?" and common sense stuff you remember hearing or seeing somewhere else. I particularily enjoyed the recipes and links to additional information from other sources on similar helpful topics.
I really liked this book. She deals a lot with food and cooking which is a HUGE expense for most homes. I liked that about this book, it wasn't just use coupons and get junk at the cheapest store available. She has a real concern with eating nutritiously and even for special food needs like my family's! That's amazing for this type of book. It wasn't all food though, she talked of reasonable ways to cut costs with holidays, utilities, even activities and toys for kids. Really enjoyed this book.
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This is one of the best books I've read to date on saving money and keeping on budget. Jonni uses simple, easy to incorporate strategies for cutting back on spending, sticking to your goals, and getting the most out of your hard earned money.