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The Money Saving Mom's Budget

Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year

About The Book

From one of Nielsen’s top 50 power moms comes advice you can take to the bank—literally!

Crystal Paine, who has helped busy women everywhere take control of their finances, presents her most effective strategies designed for families of all sizes and income levels. With hundreds of inspiring “why didn’t I think of that?” tips, plus worksheets, Paine breaks down your goals into easy, manageable steps so you can:

• Achieve a complete financial makeover
• Set up a realistic budget
• Never pay retail
• Slash your grocery bill
• Organize your time and your home
• Use coupons wisely
• Pay with cash only
• Live simply
• Become debt free
• Choose contentment
• Make every dollar count

About The Author

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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,, 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, in USA Weekend, and Real Simple magazine and numerous other local newspapers and radio and television stations.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery Books (January 10, 2012)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451646221

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Raves and Reviews

"For this mama of six, driving a 14 yr. old vehicle, endeavoring to live frugally and to live generously, this book not only offers fresh inspiration, it offers a practical, creative plan to make your life priorities -- the reality of your life. And her last chapter on contentment? Standing ovation!"
--Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts

"Crystal Paine does it all as an entrepreneur, wife, and mom—and that means she knows all about finding room in a home budget! From reducing clutter to finding amazing coupon deals outside the grocery aisle, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget will help you make dollars and sense of your life again."
—Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host

“Crystal will save you money, sure, but better yet, she will save you time. Smart home economists know there’s no point driving around all day to save $2 when those hours could be spent working, relaxing, or nurturing your family. The Money Saving Mom’s Budget teaches readers to make wise choices so we can devote time and money to what matters most.” --Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

“Are you looking for more wiggle room in your budget? As a mom of ten, I spent years learning to spend our dollars wisely. If I’d been armed with Crystal Paine’s book a couple of decades ago, I’m quite sure that my learning curve would have included fewer mistakes. The Money Saving Mom’s Budget offers real hope to real families who want to escape the cycle of overspending and debt. With a guide like Crystal by your side, you can do this!”
--Mary Ostyn, author of Family Feasts for $75 a Week

"This book is a great solution for anyone who’s struggling with the high cost of groceries and is ready to get on a budget!"
--Mary Hunt, founder of Debt-Proof Living and award-winning author of 7 Money Rules for Life

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