Friday, March 3, 2017
A have written a couple of times in my Friday posts about reading the Six Dollar Family book on my Kindle app. I had gotten the sample of the book and after I read that I was hooked and ordered the full version for $2.99.
The full title is Six Dollar Family: From Six Dollars to Six Figures It's written by Stacy Barr. It was inspired by the fact that she found herself and her daughter in a homeless shelter with only 6 dollars in her pocket. She has a blog of the same name that I am also now following.
I really enjoyed the book and will reference it a lot. The best part of the book for me are the many recipes that she shares. The recipes are not just for all kinds of household cleaners, but also for health and beauty items as well. I fully plan on making some of the beauty items to give as gifts, hopefully this year.
In addition to the recipes, the Kindle version includes links to many other recipes and other DIY gift ideas.
There was one part of the book that makes perfect sense for the financial mess that my husband and I are in, but I didn't like the thought of it. She talks about giving up everything that is not completely necessary---this includes cell phones and internet! I admit that confused me and I said NO out loud. Most of what little I earn is done with apps on the cell phone and on the internet. That would be a no-go for me.
The front of the book focuses on budgeting, the middle on saving and cutting your expenses and the end is about keeping on the road to building the six-figure future.
There are 22 sections in the book, each with sub-sections. Just some of these are: The Basic Budget, Save on Groceries, Relationsships & Money, Save on Gifts, Boost Your Income, and Continuing Your Journey.
I can honestly recommend this book to everyone---those who are just curious about living a frugal lifestyle, those just starting their journey to be frugal, those who find themselves in NEED, and even those who are already living frugally. You can click the picture of the book above for full information and find it on amazon.
To conclude, I am sharing 3 other books that I have on my wishlist to read. There are so many to choose from and I want to read them all!