Makeover My Budget

Are you looking for some quick and easy ways to save money? Try the helpful tips in these books and trim some costs without sacrificing your lifestyle.

Savvy Chic: The Art of More for Less by Anna Johnson has become my go-to resource for staying trendy without blowing the budget. This book is packed with money-saving tips for clothing, housing, food, travel and entertainment, as well as ways to stretch your income and love what you do. I especially love the chapter on making and buying gifts and making them special without spending a lot of money.

Shop Smart, Save More by Teri Gault is the book I recommend to all my foodie friends. Beyond selecting the best grocery store and tips for buying groceries, this book has some great recipes, like blintz soufflé, that aren’t that expensive to prepare but are still scrumptious. There’s also a great timeline and checklist for planning an impressive dinner party, as well as couponing tips and food storage ideas.

Bitches on a Budget: Sage Advice for Surviving Tough Times in Style by Rosalyn Hoffman has some fabulous ideas for stretching a budget while staying fashion-forward. This “girlfriend’s advice” style book has plenty to offer: buying a car, decluttering your home, entertaining, traveling and more.

Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Your Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet by Elizabeth Rogers and Colleen Howell shows you how to adjust your habits in order to save money and reduce your impact on the environment. Learn how to grow an edible garden, pack a waste-free lunch, fully power down your electronics, and host a clothing swap party. Who says being green needs to cost a lot of money?

I should mention that most money-saving books describe the library as a great value and resource for free entertainment and services like author events. I have to say I agree.


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About Carol

Carol likes to read for fun. Her reading material tends to be fluffy, funny, and/or frivolous. If she were stranded on an island with only one author's books she would take Dave Barry. She obsessively records what she reads and what she wants to read on GoodReads.

1 thought on “Makeover My Budget

  1. I’m glad you wrote this blog. I liked it very much even though most days I look like I dress myself in the dark!
    I liked the part about the library being a great resource for free entertainment. Very true.


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