Doesn’t it feel like money is just flying out the window in December? I’m glad when January rolls around, and we can reign things back in, and re-commit to doing better with our finances.
I wish I was “frugal” but I’m not. I am definitely a natural spender. I enjoy shopping and stocking my pantry, making sure the kids are all set in the clothes, shoes and jammies department, I love buying makeup and spending good money on a good haircut and color. I enjoy finding new ways to organize and decorate my home, and I can’t get out of Target for less than $50. On a good day. Or does that make it a bad day? Hmm…
So I’m the kind of girl who needs constant reminders to be smart about my money. I’ve read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, and try to listen to a few of his podcasts every couple weeks, to keep me motivated and thinking frugal. If you haven’t read his book, it is a MUST. The man knows what he’s talking about.
But sometimes its good to hear about being smart about money it from a woman’s perspective. Preferably one who reeeeeally understands how wonderful it is to buy nice things and have a comfortable home. So I’ve compiled a list of my favorite frugal mama books that will give us all a bit of a nudge (or kick in the pants!) in the right direction.
The links below are to Amazon, but you should probably check them out from your library, FOR FREE instead! haha
“Love Your Life Not Theirs” by Rachel Cruze – It was great to get the Dave Ramsey stuff from a woman’s perspective (his daughter!). Its a fantastic compliment to the Total Money Makeover, but has enough meat and info to stand alone as well. I read it in 2 days!
“Living Well, Spending Less” by Ruth Sokup – This book had so many actionable tips and suggestions. Easy to read and entertaining!