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.
Coming home stories: what some moms say about their decision -- The eleven miserly guidelines -- Guideline 1: don't confuse frugality with depriving yourself -- Guideline 2: remove little wasters of your money -- Guideline 3: keep track of food prices -- Guideline 4: don't buy everything at the same store -- Guideline 5: buy in bulk whenever possible -- Guideline 6: make your own whenever possible -- Guideline 7: eliminate convenience foods -- Guideline 8: cut back on meats -- Guideline 9: waste nothing -- Guideline 10: institute a soup and bread (or baked potato) night -- Guideline 11: cook several meals at once and freeze them -- Special dietary needs -- Some great recipes -- Be wary of warehouse clubs -- Stretch the season -- Marketing tricks that you need to know -- Celebrating with a frugal flair -- Baby care -- The cost of working -- Clothing -- Help for the working mom -- Getting the husband involved -- Ten ways to get kids to save -- Five things I wish I knew about money when I was younger -- Medical expenses and insurance -- Utilities -- Crafts for kids -- Safer and cheaper cleaning supplies -- An easy $10,000 : various ways to pocket some money -- Five questions I get asked most often -- Appendix A : menu plans -- Appendix B : additional resources.
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group