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I didn't alway live a frugal lifestyle and stay out of debt. I have admitted this to ya'll before. Heck at one point i had 4 max out credit cards. It took time to pay them off and even after that I had a few medical bills I was paying on and we put our whole wedding on a credit card. Not very smart eh?
Well when we found out we were pregnant with baby #1 I wanted to get it together. I started reading money saving books. I still do to this day and few I read over and over because every time I read them I find new things that relate to me. I ahve read everything from couponing, to frugal living, Dave Ramsey, freezer cooking and canning and here are a few I think you need to read no matter where you are on the frugal living journey!
Money Saving Books Everyone Should Read
One of the first books I read about saving money was America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money. This couple writes in such an engaging way that it's fun to read and I learned so much! This book I read over every few years and I swear I find new things! I later read their Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half Book and there were tips I heard heard before or read about elsewhere. Many tips I still use to this day!
The next book I'm going to recommend is Six Dollar Family: From Six Dollars to Six Figures. I have to admit I'm completely biased on this one. The author is one of my dearest friends and I will admit when I read her book before it was released I didn't think I'd find any new info, heck we had been working together for 3 years at that point. Boy did she shock me! She is more frugal than I am and I'm not afraid to admit it!
Money Secrets from the Amish was another one I read that I learned from. The book truly goes into how to REALLY use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without. Plus some of the way to cook and save money we put into action!
Suddenly Frugal is a book with TONS of money saving tips on EVERY aspect of living, from your house, to entertainment to your car and even vacations!
While I don't think everyone should/can do the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover method I think you should read the book. While we didn't hit Dave's method hard we used some of his advice in our budget. It's worth a read for sure!
Next I recommend 1/2 Price Living from Ellie Kay. She is a former military wife and talks about living on 1 income, there are many great tips in this books. Plus she has many other great money books you can see them all here.