Money Saving Mom’s Budget Book Review and Giveaway

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We still have the wonderful Homeschool Curriculum Giveaway going on here, but I also have another great giveaway for you all today!

I have been a reader of Crystal’s blog Money Saving Mom for several years now, and was so excited to hear that she was writing a book.  I received a copy of the book on a Monday, and between taking care of my house/kids, blogging, homeschooling, and various other things I was done with it by the following Sunday.  It’s a great read, and the flow makes it easy to pick up and catch a few pages at various times during the day.

Here are 5 Things I love about Money Saving Mom’s Budget

  • Crystal has a great story.  I really enjoyed reading how Crystal went from a minimal rice & beans budget to buying a house completely debt free the entire time.  Her journey and the wisdom she shares with us is a great inspiration for everyone.
  • The Book teaches you how to create a Budget.  One of the most important things when trying to get a handle on your finances is creating a workable budget – a task that can be very overwhelming.  If you’ve never tried to create a budget before then you will LOVE Crystal’s Bare Bones Budget plan.  She shows you step by step how to create a workable budget in a way that’s not overwhelming at all.
  • The method is not overwhelming.  Crystal takes us through clear easy steps toward financial freedom that will work for most people.  Her advice to clear the “chaos and clutter in your life” before you can achieve financial success is wonderful, and she gives practical steps for achieving that goal.
  • Her Grocery Savings plan is realistic.  You will not find any impractical Extreme Couponing advice in the Money Saving Mom’s Budget.  What you will find is a how to incorporate coupons into your grocery shopping in a way that is very practical in order to save big on your grocery bill.  In fact, there’s a whole chapter about saving money on groceries without using coupons.
  • All proceeds benefit Charity.  I love the fact that Crystal has chosen to give back with the proceeds from the Money Saving Mom’s Budget.  She is donating all proceeds from the book to Compassion International.  You can read about Crystal’s decision to to that here.

You can purchase this wonderful book The Money Saving Mom’s Budget on Amazon for only $10.99 right now.

And now for the giveaway…

Money Saving Mom is giving iGoBOGO readers a chance to win the Money Saving Mom’s Budget.  There will be 3 winners.  Each winner will receive a copy of the book The Money Saving Mom’s Budget.

Required Entry

It’s easy to enter, All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post with an answer to the following:

What is one thing you’d like to save more money on this year?


1. Follow iGoBOGO in a reader or via e-mail updates.

2. Follow iGoBOGO on Facebook or Twitter.

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday 2/22. Any comments left after this cut-off will not be counted. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email within 48 hours after the close of the contest.

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book to facilitate my review. I did not receive any compensation to write this post. The opinions are all mine!


  1. Marquita says:

    Hubby and I are hoping to do better with groceries spending and auto/gas. We’re test-driving doing a carpool commute to work.

  2. sue says:

    I would like to save money on gas. I am doing all my shopping in one trip so i save that way. I am searching Craigs List and fleamarkets for a good bike to use. Thanks for your wonderful posts, keep up the good work!!

  3. Sunnie says:

    Id like to save money on eating out.

  4. Sunnie says:

    Iam an email subscriber.

  5. Sunnie says:

    I like you on facebook.

  6. Karla says:

    I would like to save more money on healthy food.

  7. Karla says:

    I subscribe to the e-mail.

  8. Karla says:

    I like your facebook page.

  9. samW says:

    reducing my credit card debt & paying less in finance charges

  10. samW says:

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  11. Karen says:

    We would like to save more on groceries and still eat healthy.

  12. Karen says:

    Email subscriber

  13. jamie says:

    We are expecting our first child since I started couponing and staying in our budget so baby items is my new area to save.

  14. jamie says:

    email subscriber

  15. jamie says:

    Follow iGOBOGO on FB (Judy Jamie)

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  18. maria says:

    I liked you on fb.

  19. maria says:

    I follow you via rss feed

  20. erica says:

    Within the last 6 months I have moved in with my boyfriend who has 3 daughters (4, 11, and 14). Add in my daughter (6), and we are easily spending $300 a week for groceries! We must figure out how to save and still have a variety.

  21. rod says:

    I want to be more faithful on giving to our church

  22. Amanda says:

    I would like to save money on groceries and gas.

  23. Kay Gellerstedt says:

    My life has turned upside down over the past 3 years…became disabled, can no longer work and have to deal with a drastically minimized budget! I still have twins at home too; their father abandoned them and left them with no resources. I could really use this book to help us recover!

  24. Christy Anderson says:

    I would like to save more money on everything.