5 Days to Budget Breakthrough
Change Your Money – Change Your Life by Kimberlee Stokes
Have you ever picked up a book to read and be swept up with the opening line? This was one of those books! I had to just laugh out loud as I read the opening lines..
Do you ever feel like you’re on a financial treadmill, doing the same things over and over, and getting nowhere? At least with a real treadmill, you are burning calories and actually exercising. When you’re on a money treadmill, you aren’t getting anywhere financially.
If you’re tired of continuing in the same cycles of over-spending and debt, it’s time to try something new!
What was funny about this opening was that I am always telling my children.. If you keep doing things the same way.. you can’t be surprised that you don’t get different results!
I can certainly relate to the author’s claim of being a mom of many and being on the recovery road from “money stupidity”. Many of us can claim membership in this club.
This book is about one woman’s path and how she was able to get a handle on managing the family budget. It’s not enough to just live paycheck to paycheck; you have to manage your money so that the little “things” that happen don’t topple your apple cart.
The little things.. Without a clear vision, we failed to realize that the small decisions we were making each day either moved us toward those goals or prevented us from reaching them.
I enjoyed reading this book. Not from the stand point of it being an awesome story but because it was written by a real person. By someone that has been there, done that and lived to help others. The author lists five key points that an individual must make decisions on and start taking action on if they want to make a change in their life.
If you are looking for a simple, no frills and or gimmick way to get a handle on your finances, pick up a copy of this book.
About the Author:
Kimberlee Stokes is the creative mind behind the popular website The Peaceful Mom where she helps women with practical tools and encouragement to save money, get organized and enjoy life.
She has published several e-books including Save More – Clip Less: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half Without Extreme Couponing, which has helped thousands of women slash their grocery budgets. She has also written articles for websites like Money Saving Mom, Huffington Post Home and Sacramento Parent Magazine, and has been mentioned in Woman’s Day Magazine.
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