Money Saving Mom iPad Giveaway
I have been listening to Crystal Paine’s audio book, The Money $aving Mom’s Budget, as I clean up the kitchen at night. The Engineer and the boys scurry around upstairs getting ready for bed, while my hands soak in the dishwater and I leisurely clean up — mostly because listening to Crystal is like sitting down to chat with a friend.
I have had The Money $aving Mom’s Budget on my Kindle — basically since it was first released and Crystal blogged about it. But I hadn’t finished reading it. I’m finding that audio-books are becoming my new friend. They teach me to listen . . . truly listen. I figured if I not only hear it but later read it . . . the wisdom behind this book will truly soak in.
I have already noticed simple changes from reading this book. Impulsive purchases have diminished. I’m re-learning the value of saving and waiting. That iPad that I wanted to purchase back in March . . . a refurbished one at that . . . will most likely still be bought . . . but after I have returned from The 2:1 Conference . . . when that hotel bill has been paid. It would be wise for me to wait until today’s demolishion of our master bathroom has been cleaned up and proves to be flowing properly . . . eliminating the water leak.
Because it is foolish to spend money that you don’t have. However, the simple fact is that I do have the money in my bank account . . . but now is not the time to purchase an iPad. (But you can win one — read on!) There is next year’s curriculum to be bought!
Something will always tug for importance — screaming to be bought. Tempting my eyes and heart that its worth is so valuable that I MUST order it now.
Crystal has some great goals . . . divided up into very doable tasks — providing even downloadable printables which turn the audio portion into a visual action point.
You know, the Engineer and I always agreed to never spend more than we have. We believe in having an Emergency Fund for that rainy day . . . and we have actually funded it. But we have gotten rusty on the budget. Through listening to the Money Saving Mom Budget, my greediness is willing to be tamed and brought to submission. In fact, I’m excited about sitting down with the Engineer to discuss and plan out our goals.
Here are some of the things you will learn from this book:
Achieve a complete financial makeover
- Set up a realistic budget
- Never pay retail
- Slash your grocery bill
- Organize your time & your home
- Use coupons wisely
- Pay with cash only
- Live simply
- Become debt free
- Choose contentment
- Make every dollar count
Celebrate with Crystal by entering her iPad2 Giveaway (a GREAT tool to keep track of your budget!) and RSVPing to the Live Webcast Event on 4/5!
One savvy winner will receive:
- A Brand new iPad2
- The Money Saving Mom‘s Budget by Crystal Paine, audio
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 4/4/12. Winner will be announced at The Money Saving Mom’s Live Webcast Event on 4/5. Crystal will be hosting an evening of chat, laughter and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll share tips and advice and her husband will be joining her to share how the principles Crystal outlines in her book have dramatically impacted their family life. She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and much more!
So grab your copy of The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget and join Crystal and friends on the evening of April 5th for an evening of fun of learning, sharing and encouragement.