Living on ONE Income
in a TWO Income Economy
a book by Jonni McCoy
I love receiving your newsletter. I am a homemaker and mother of 2. Now a days we have to stretch that dollar any way we can. I recently was at the super market and found this great book. It is called Miserly Moms, by Jonni McCoy. I paid $8.00 for it and the recipes alone will more than save you that. I am now composing a list of recipes from fruit roll ups to cleaners. It is very diverse as you may see. Next time you are at the book store or any place that sells these books take a look at it. You will be impressed as I was.
Take care and best wishes to all.
And another reader sent in this email:
I just wanted to thank you for this newsletter and for recommending
Mom's. I read it like I eat chocolate. Devoured it! LOL! As a Stay At
Mom I feel as if my "job" is to make sure that the money my husband works
hard for does not blow away. I have already got my grocery budget down to
$200 a month and plan to beat that soon.
I, too, am impressed with "Miserly Moms". It was reviewed by Marla Saunders in The Dollar Stretcher and can be seen at (http://www.stretcher.com/stories/970203b.htm). The book explains how one family went from two to one income successfully. The book is practical. It tells how Jonni quit her job and saved enough money by being a wise shopper to balance their family budget.
And she doesn't believe in silly savings. "I look at saving money as a means to an end. It is a job I perform in order to pay for my staying at home. I don't do the things that I share in this book just for fun. I enjoy my luxuries if I can afford them. Some people enjoy being frugal as a hobby. I, however, must be convinced of the cost return to me before I do something. For example, I find little profit in reusing envelopes or dryer lint. Those activities may save 1 cent. This would not be a good use of my time. If you only have a little time to invest in saving. it might as well be put to use in the most effective place." (from the Introduction)
On page 14 Jonni writes that she saves between $5 and $8 per hour by her efforts. That's after taxes and expenses. By planning and shopping at more than one store she saves up to 50% of her grocery bill. Included in the 247 pages are 11 guidelines to living on one income. Everything from saving on babies to medical expenses.
The book was so impressive I contacted Jonni and asked her if I could make it available to Dollar Stretcher readers. To make a long story short, she said yes. And to make it even better, we can get it at a discount!
The softcover book typically sells for $9.99 in bookstores. You can buy it for $8.50 (US) plus $3.00 to cover the cost of postage. So instead of driving down to the bookstore and hoping they have it, you can use the time you save by to begin to learn how to reduce your food bill to $15 (or less) per person per week. And you won't have all those other books in the store begging you to buy them and blow your budget!
I think so much of this book that if you buy it, don't like it and return it to me, I'll refund the price of the book. A money back guarantee with no questions asked! Over 20,000 have been sold so I'm not alone in thinking highly of Miserly Moms.
Miserly Moms is available for only $8.50 (plus $3 shipping and handling).
We can only make this offer for readers living in the U.S. and Canada. For our Canadian friends we ask that you include payment in U.S. funds.
We've prepared a simple form that you can print out to make ordering easy. Just click here.
All the Best!
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