(Bethany House 2009)
About the Book:
With gas and food prices soaring, there's more need than ever before for Jonni McCoy's Miserly Moms. Jonni shares the money-saving strategies that allowed her family to transition from two incomes to one. These practical, proven strategies, tips, and recipes will help anyone live frugally without feeling deprived. Real-life examples show how anyone can learn to live more carefully and reach their financial goals. Now in its fourth edition, Miserly Moms is packed with even more ways to reduce a family's expenses and expose hidden living costs.
We all know times are tough right now. But really, when are they not?! If you have a family, finances can be tight all the time. Miserly Moms offers practical tips and advice for making it work. I know many of us have read frugality books before and have heard many of the same things over and over. But Miserly Moms has much, much more. In it are guidelines (#1 is don't confuse frugality with depriving yourself!) to give you some ideas. They aren't all for everyone. Take the ones you like and leave the rest.
In addition to these great tips are recipes, ideas on holidays and celebrations, thoughts for the working mom and the stay-at-home mom, clothing, the cost of working, getting the kids and husband involved, medical expenses, utilities, and even things the author wished she'd known when she was younger.
I like that the author doesn't make you feel like you have to do everything she suggests. Just do what you can and be open minded. Every little bit helps.