Book Review: Become A Frugalista By Susan Heid

BECOME A FRUGALISTA
Money-Saving Secrets for the Frugal Family Manager

By: Susan Heid

Published:  July 13, 2013

eBook – Nonfiction

You already know I am a HUGE fan of Susan Heid and her website THE CONFIDENT MOM as well as many of her products.  She has really been such an inspiration to me and I feel like if we met, we’d be great friends.

BECOME A FRUGALISTA is available as an eBook only and offers helpful solutions, ideas and tips to teach you how to always make sure to get the best deal whether you are getting groceries, shopping online, or going out to dinner.  The book will help you save money and cut expenses all without having to drastically change your lifestyle.

Heid offers thirty chapters of tips and advice of how to best go about cutting expenses and saving money. Not all of these tips will best fit everyone who reads this.  Those who don’t use credit cards will want to skip the chapters on credit card rewards and savings. I also don’t live in an area that offers double coupons so even though I would love to use this benefit, it just isn’t available to me.  As you go through the book, you will easily find several ways that you can tweak your spending or change your buying habits to get the most money-saving benefit.

Probably the best tip I took from this book was the suggestion to join Amazon Prime.  As someone who orders a lot from Amazon, I decided to give it a try and it has certainly been worth every penny.  Free two-day shipping and no minimum purchase on Amazon Prime items allows me to order things when I need them and not having to wait for the minimum purchase to then get the free shipping which can still take another week to arrive on my doorstep.

Other tips I appreciated were from the chapters on double and triple dipping, saving on family vacations, and couponing. Groceries seem to be a huge part of most family’s budgets.  Taking those few extra minutes to plan out your shopping trip as well as calculating your best cost per unit on products can go a long way towards helping reduce your food budget.

I think most everyone could find several money-saving tips to incorporate into their regular shopping whether it is online or in person.  You may just find yourself a shopping frugalista after reading and trying out Heid’s ideas.

Susan Heid

Susan Heid is the creator of the website, THE CONFIDENT MOM and the author of several eBooks all written to help Christian moms make small intentional changes managing their home and family by giving them more time, less stress and stronger family relationships. Susan lives in Seattle with her “blended” family.  For more on Susan and the services both she and her website offers, check out http://www.theconfidentmom.com/.

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