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Monday, December 12, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Money Saving Mom's Book!

I received an early copy of the book The Money Saving Mom's Budget by Crystal Paine. I have subscribed to Crystal's blog, moneysavingmom.com, since before I started my blog several years ago, so I really wanted to read her first book!

Crystal is a young mom who is committed to living without debt and teaching others how to do the same. Her blog is practical and has encouraged countless numbers of people to learn how to live on less and give more. I am one of those people! :-)

Her book starts by talking about why you need to organize your home and life in order to save time and money. She walks you through setting reachable goals, determining priorities, making a budget for both your time and your money, and getting rid of clutter. The rest of the book is filled with practical ways you can save even more. And if you think it is all about coupons, you'd be wrong! There are lots of ways to "slash your spending, pay down your debt, streamline your life, and save thousands a year" (the tagline from her book!)

The Money Saving Mom's Budget is a very easy read. Throughout the book there are very short testimonials and ideas from many other people who have implemented some of these tips or have saved or earned money in a creative way. Even though I have been reading Crystal's blog for several years, there were some new things that stood out to me that I need to implement. I really think there is something for everyone in this book because of all the golden nuggets of wisdom woven throughout!

You can pre-order your copy of The Money Saving Mom's Budget and it will be sent out to you as soon as it releases in January. Christmas gift idea, anyone? ;-) And one other thing, Crystal is donating ALL the proceeds from her book sales to Compassion International. Isn't that great?!?

Want to win one? You have seven chances to enter! The first one is required because I need to be able to contact you if you win. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, as this will increase your chances of winning. If you are reading this in a reader or in your email, you will have to click here to leave a comment on the post for your entry.

1. Leave a comment with your email. Do you read Money Saving Mom's blog? (Feel free to leave your email in a format like myname at gmail dot com to discourage spammers.)

2. Subscribe via email or RSS reader. Leave a separate comment that you are a subscriber. I love my subscribers! If you are new, welcome!

3. Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect. Look for the lovely pictures of others on the right side of my blog, add yours, and then leave a separate comment.

4. Follow me on Twitter (@MomForHim) and tweet this giveaway with a link to this page. Include @MomForHim in your tweet. Then leave a comment!

5. Post this giveaway on Facebook with a link to this page so your friends can enter too! Then leave a comment saying you did so!

6. Grab my button. Put my button on your blog and leave a comment with your blog's address for another entry! You can find the code to cut and paste on my right sidebar.

7. Blog about this giveaway. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment with the address directly to your blog's entry.

This giveaway will close on Saturday, December 31st at midnight and I will select one winner using Random.org.

*I received an advance copy of the book to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

128 comments:

Becky said...

Yes, I've been reading Money Saving Mom's blog for about 4 years now! I would love to win her book :)

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Bree said...

I have been reading the Money saving mom blog for about a year and have learned so much! I would love to win this book and always have her advice nearby.

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lroghair/lparks said...

I've read MSM for years! So excited that she wrote a book!
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lroghair/lparks said...

I follow you via e-mail.

lroghair/lparks said...

I follow you via Friend Connect.

lroghair/lparks said...

I follow you via twitter.

deborah said...

I found MSm about a year ago!

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I follow Money Saving Mom! Love her site! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Laura's Left Hook said...

I just recently discovered MSM's blog. I have been seriously trying to keep a tight budget for over a year while my husband has been starting a new business.

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A Restful Place said...

I've been reading MSM for a long time now - love deals! Thanks for the giveaway!

A Restful Place said...

I subscribed to your newsletter! ;)

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Anonymous said...

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Southern Doll said...

I've been reading money saving mom for years now - love it!

Kathy said...

I love Money Saving Mom. Her website is one of the first that I visited to learn about couponing, crafting, finance and life! I love it.

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Kathy said...

I subscribed to your email updates. Looking forward to reading them. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading Money Saving Mom's blog for about a year! Love it!!!

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Anonymous said...

I've been reading MSM for years. I actually took a break thinking I'd learned all I needed to know, but came back (and stayed) when our youngest was born.

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Peever said...

I've been reading MSM's blog for several years now and love it!

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Anonymous said...

This book looks like something we could really benefit from. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I read money saving mom's blog.

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Destiny Wenzel said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

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Joey and Elizabeth said...

I have been reading her blog for a while & really love it! She seems so down to earth & COMMITTED to this way of life - it's really encouraging!
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Krista said...

I would love this book
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Anonymous said...

I've been reading money saving mom's blog for several months now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Pat said...

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Amy said...

I am a Money Saving Mom reader, too! Found your blog through her post about the giveaways! Thank you!
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JuliaGulia said...

I've been reading MSM for quite a while and would LOVE to win! Thank you.

Heidi Maranell said...

I just recently started reading Money-Saving Mom. I'd love to have her book!

Bree said...

I am now an email subscriber!

Bob and Cayleen said...

cayleen12 at yahoo dot com - would love to win this book!

Bob and Cayleen said...

posted on facebook
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Anonymous said...

I love, love, love Money Saving Mom and very excited that she has a book out. Would love to win this. Thanks~

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Brandi said...

I would love to win this book...I love her blog. Thanks for the chance. :)

Hannah said...

I read Money Saving Mom's blog. I would love to win a copy of her book. :)

Anonymous said...

I've been reading her blog on a daily basis for over a year.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe to your blog!
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Sondra said...

I love money saving mom! I have used a lot of her ideas and I love her advice

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Sondra said...

I am a subscriber now :)

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Rachel said...

I have been reading Money Saving Mom for about a year now, I would love to win a copy of her book, thanks for offering the giveaway!
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Sondra said...

I am following your blog with Google Friend Connect.

Leilanie said...

I love Money Saving Mom! Thanks for the giveaway! Here is my email:

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Deanna said...

I've been reading her blog for a long time now!!!

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Megan said...

I really like her blog! I'd LOVE this book, much needed right now.

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Amanda C said...

I visit Money Saving Mom's blog daily. It's a great resource!

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Amanda said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

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Amanda C said...

I follow on GFC.

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mkcmom said...

Love her blog and have been reading her for awhile.

Amanda C said...

I follow on twitter as frugalmomto4and retweeted.

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Anonymous said...

I subsc to MSM's emails. Love her!

Amy
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Tricia said...

I have read Money Saving Mom since the beginning.

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Tricia said...

email subscriber

Tricia said...

I follow you via Friend Connect.

Kristen said...

I love Money Saving Mom's blog. I have got a free good deals since following her for the last month only.

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Ashley said...

I've been reading this blog and would love to read the book!

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Ashley said...

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Anonymous said...

I read her blog almost every day!

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Noelle said...

I am a long time follower of her blog.

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Wildflower Wynd said...

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Woo hoo! Love her blog. Would love her book! Looking forward to following yours, too.

Kimber said...

I read Money Saving Mom regularly! She's great!

Janet said...

I subscribe to Money Saving Mom's blog.

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Kimber said...

I love Money Saving Mom and read her blog regularly!

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Janet said...

Subscribe via email

I just did!

Janet said...

Follow me on Twitter

I just clicked follow!

Janet said...

I posted on my FB page here:

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Janet said...

Posted on my blog about your giveaway! See here:

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Anonymous said...

Yes, I read Crystal's blog just about every day. She is such an inspiration!
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Liesel said...

I've been a follower of MSM for a long time. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, I would love to win! liesel dot e at hotmail dot com

Dorothy said...

Yes I love Crystal! Would love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

I have been reading the Money Saving Mom blog for about a year now and it has saved me a lot of money and gave me great ideas to build meaningful memories with my family. :)

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Dorothy said...

I subscribed to your rss feed.
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Cassie DeLapp said...

Just started reading Money Saving Mom's blog. Thank for the opportunity to win her new book. faith-hopeandlove(at)hotmail(dot)com

Gallo Pinto2 said...

I read her blog almost everyday and would love to win a free copy of the book! dlknee at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Posted on my FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1420012563
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thanks for the chance to win this book

Family Balance Sheet said...

I've been reading msm for years. thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

I just subscribed to you email. Thanks, J
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Anonymous said...

I do follow MSM's blog. blaireruch@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Yes. I have been reading her blog for about 2 1/2 years now. I love it.

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Cathy B. said...

I subscribe to money saving mom's posts via email, and she definitely has lots of practical information to share. I'd love to win her book!

Anonymous said...

I have MSM's blog under my addictive favorite blogs to check out and will also include yours, because you are offering this giveaway. I would love to win!!

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Chaya Sara said...

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babybyler said...

i love all her tips and ideas on moneysaving mom dot com

Anonymous said...

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AMANDA said...

thank you for the oppurtunity to win this book. im always trying to save our young family $ in anyway possible and with a new baby and purchasing a foreclosed home we never needed tips more than now! i already do fairly well with grocerys but could use help in all areas!

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Anonymous said...

Jessica, how fun to discover your blog! I have been a faithful money saving mom reader for about 4 years, and so would love to win her book. In the process, I found your blog. Wow, you have 5 children. Busy, busy! Mindy was just in town for 3 months visiting and that was fun to have her. Hope you and your family are well and take care!
Angie Janowiec
ajanowiec at gmail dot com

chris0855 said...

I read Mom Saving Mom! chris0855@gmail.com

Caroline said...

I've been reading for about 2.5 years and love it!
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April Torres said...

I follow Money Saving Mom!

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Samantha R. said...

Yes, I read Money Saving Mom and have for years; she's amazing! :)

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Nicole said...

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Lisa said...

yes, I've been reading msm for several years now!

Christina said...

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Hilary said...

I have been reading her blog for awhile now, great ideas and motivation.

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Linda said...

Yes, I read Crystal's blog daily.

Becky said...

I read her blog regularly! Since the beginning I think

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Becky said...

I just subscribed via Google Reader

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Becky said...

I joined this site via Google Friend Connect

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Becky said...
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Becky said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.

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Becky said...

I posted this giveaway on facebook

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lyss said...

Love Money Saving Mom!

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Theresa said...

I do follow her blog!

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Jessica L. said...

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Theresa said...

email subscriber!

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Theresa said...

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Theresa said...

GFC follower

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Theresa said...

Twitter follower!

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Theresa said...

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Jodi said...

I love her blog! I am sure her book is fantastic and am anxious to read it!

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Stephanie said...

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Jennifer said...

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Jennifer said...

I just followed your site through Google!

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9kids said...

Followed with google friend connect

Deal Bunny said...

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Angela said...

Yes, I read the Money Saving Mom blog every day.

Angela said...

I subscribe via e-mail.

Angela said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

Angela said...

I already follow you on Twitter. Here is my tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/MrsMowItAll/status/153284911313334273

Angela said...

I already have your button on my blog.

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