The Money Saving Mom’s Budget Book Club {and a Giveaway}

The first two chapters of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine, which will be released January 10, aren’t about working a budget or clipping coupons.  At first glance they aren’t even about saving money.  {gasp}  Chapter 1:  goal setting.  Chapter 2:  cutting life’s chaos and clutter.  Really?  This is a book that’s going to help “Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year?”

Crystal’s a friend of mine.  I count our friendship among many amazing gifts I’ve received since starting this blog over three years ago.  Two words that I would use to describe her are driven and generous.  If she says I need to set goals and clear my (boxes, drawers, and cabinets of) clutter, in order to save money, so be it.  I’ll bite.

Oh, the irony.

I started in my bedroom.  I have two large boxes in there that have been a “catch all” for over five years.  You know, the place where stuff ends up when I need to clear it real quick from the desk, the dining room table, the kitchen side table, the buffet, the… well, you get the picture.   (Embarrassed yet?  I am!)  As I cleaned out The Boxes, I found expired coupons for FREE products, a FREE RedBox rental certificate, expired rebates, and 2 checks from my part-time work for MoneySavingMom.com that I never deposited.

Is it hot in here, or is it just my flaming red cheeks?!

Getting control of my clutter will save me money?  Sold. 

Goal-setting?  Ok.  I’ll try that, too.

All joking aside, what I love about The Money Saving Mom’s Budget is that it goes there.  Yes, Crystal has tons of money-saving tips and tricks to share in the book, but beyond that she hammers home the points that no one wants to hear.  The common sense strategies that we’d all like to skip in lieu of a “buy one get one” deal on a vehicle.  Yes, please.  I want to save money!  Tell me how, just don’t make me create a budget or get rid of my credit cards (or clear my clutter!), because that would be much too hard. 

Want to know something about us other than the fact that I’m scatter-brained and prone to “out of sight, out of mind?”  We’re also debt-free.  Actually, we even made our final house payment last August, so we are really debt free.  My husband’s a teacher in a Tiny Town, and I make a little spending money from my little blog and my few hours of marketing work at Money Saving Mom (when I remember to deposit my checks), so yes, we really do know how to manage our money.

Some would say I don’t need Crystal’s book.  I would say differently!  Whether you are buried under a suffocating amount of debt, getting by paycheck to paycheck, or living debt-free and wondering how to save and give even more (hey, that’s me!), you should read The Money Saving Mom’s Budget, and you know what, I think you should read it with me!

For the next 12 months, all the way to December, I’m going to work my way through The Money Saving Mom’s Budget, following the rules and implementing the strategies.  Care to join me?  A few days each week we’ll have a discussion over on Facebook about what we’re reading, questions we have, are the strategies working.  We’ll share tips and tricks learned along the way and support each other as we streamline life and save money.  Fun, right?!

I’ll also bring the discussion back here a couple times a month, with opportunities for you to link up or comment with your experiences.  Crystal has even agreed to do a monthly Q&A interview, and word on the street is that there are exciting monthly giveaways involved, too!

Are you in?  Do you need a little incentive?  This might do it:  ***I’ve got 10 copies of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget for my readers!***  To enter, simply leave a comment:  What do you most hope to gain from reading the book?  Be sure to tell me if you plan to participate in the book club, too.  I’d love to have you!

Giveaway ends Sunday, January 8, at 11:59 pm.  Winners will be randomly drawn and announced Monday so that the rest of you can be sure to get your book when it’s released on Tuesday.  I’ll post our first reading assignment and task next week.

If you’d like to share the fun on your own blog, feel free to use this Book Club button!

Oooohhh, I can’t wait!  Get ready to change your life and rule your money!  That, my friends, will be a Finer Thing!   

 

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Comments

  1. I would love to be better at goal-setting. I’m interested in the book club, but I don’t do facebook. I’ll definitely be interested in what you post here. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Jafralady says:

      My house, money, and time need to all be put on a budget! I want to be debt free and clutter free. My home is a mess (not dirty, just cluttered) and my finances need payed off. I hope to achieve this by readying your book and following along online if possible. Hopefully I will meet others who need the same and we can encourage each other. I love God, my family and friends and appreciate life. I just need to get them in the right order!

    • I agree regarding the goal setting. I printed out some of Crystal’s goal setting and reading list pages and have started to fill them out. I hope it brings more accountability and I can accomplish more of my goals instead of working on them haphazardly. I also am not on facebook, but would love to read about others experience with the book.

  2. Sounds wonderful. Would love to quite having to start over every January!

    • Amen! My hubby and I are tired of talking about the same thing every January. This year I want to pay off everything but the house and finally get the paper clutter under control.

  3. I’d love to get more organized about saving money and set some “systems” in place.

  4. I love that you are doing a book club – I’m so excited to read her book. I’m the most interested in simplifying my life and being a better organizer. Chapters 1 and 2 sound perfect!

    • My husband and I have been debt free since before we got married and I am so excited to be a part of the book club to learn how to budget and save more so that we can save and give more!!! With our first baby on the way and our plan to buy a house within the next year, we have a lot of big financial decisions coming up! I have a lot to learn!

  5. I’d love to read the book and do the book club! I read your blog and Crystal’s regularly. I’m always interested in ways to save more money. I’m so excited about her book and what she plans to do with the profits.

  6. I’d love to be a part of the book club. I would like to gain more insight into how to save even on a very small income.
    Thanks!

  7. We already run a pretty tight ship, but I would love to see how to step up my game as the economy for Wichita takes a major blow over the next 24 months!

  8. Id just like to get tips to help me be smarter with my money. I think I’m already frugal, but I also low there are plenty of areas for improvement!!!

  9. I’d love to learn to save money. We keep trying, but are so bad at it.

  10. I would love to learn how to budget and also want to increase my giving.

  11. I can’t wait to read your book and try the challenge also ways to be frugal..We took a job change and need to learn you can get by on less! Thank you

  12. What a great idea, Amy! I am so excited about this book. I’ve heard so many great things about it. 🙂

    I’m looking forward to learning ways to live on less w/o coupons so my hubby can go back to school.

  13. I’m looking for strategies for budget setting and budget sticking so that my husband and I can pay down our debt. I would love to win this book (or the kindle edition of it!).

  14. Mama needs some discipline, something that Crystal excels in! 🙂 thanks for the chance!

  15. I have heard nothing but great things about this book! I would love to have one for my husband and I to read. I am ready for a change. By that I mean a financial change. I want to learn all I can to save my family money and reaching our 2012 goals.

  16. I would love to create more wiggle room in our budget to give more. We were doing pretty well with it until last year and I think we are having a harder time because we do not have a budget system in place though we live mainly debt-free.

    I won’t be joining the book club on Facebook, but will happily follow here on the blog.
    Thanks for the give-away opportunity,
    Michelle

  17. I am looking forward to this book! I am looking forward to get some new ideas for working with what we have. 🙂

  18. I’m looking for a way to organize my life better financially and her blog amazes me! Would love to win a copy! Thanks!

  19. We do pretty well with our budget on one teacher salary and one part time tutor salary. We have no debt aside from our mortgage. But we are trying to move to a better town which may require a larger mortgage and we don’t want me to work more than I do now. We would actually like for me to work less or not at all (but everyone has dreams). Jon is goinng back for his masters part time which is budgeted for but we also want to put Owen in preschool in the fall (possibly) which has a tuition factor. Along with that baby #4 is on the way this summer. We are doing okay and saving some but I know deep down we can do better. So any tips that I can find that show me ways to save more, spend less and budget better are things I want to read!

  20. Well, before reading your review, I would have simply said that I hoped to learn some more ideas to make our small budget stretch. Now, I am also hoping to learn more about how setting goals and getting rid of clutter can help our family financially too!

  21. I really need to read this book! I am in. I think I just need a jump start to saving and budgeting. Thanks for the opportunity.

  22. I would like to learn more about setting goals and spending less

  23. I would like to be more efficient and productive in all areas. This book sounds like a good resource to helpe be a better manager of my home, my time, and my money.

  24. Alicia Carley says:

    I would love the peace of mind that goes along with less clutter and financial freedom!

  25. I would love a copy of this book. Im trying to work out a savings plan and become
    more goal oriented!

  26. The book club is a great idea! Goal setting would be the area I need the most help with. Thanks for a chance to get Crystal’s book!

  27. Is everything a good answer. I need help with clutter with money. I need it all!

  28. I would love to win a copy! I desperately need to learn how to budget!

  29. I’m willing to give it a shot :).

  30. I’m really hoping to gain ideas to simplify my life, my home, my kid’s lives, etc from Crystal’s book. I think I really need chapter 2……clutter is a killer in our house with 2 kids. I can’t wait to read the book and hope I win a copy!!

  31. I would love to be more financially stable. My husband is constantly getting laid off so we would really like to learn more about budget tracking and goal setting!

  32. I need help with everything! Including the starting point to it all! Looking forward to learning so much! Thank you!

  33. Laura Goold says:

    I would to love to get back on a budget and definitely clutter!

  34. I hope to gain good strategies on keeping myself organized as a way to make sure financial stuff doesn’t fall through the cracks!

  35. I would love to set some goals and get them accomplished this year! It would be great to win a copy of this book.

  36. I want to learn how to save more so I can be more generous.

  37. Megan Russell says:

    I would love to organize my cluttered house and get on a budget

  38. I would like to join the book club. I have been reading Crystal’s columns for almost a year and have learned a lot, but would like to take it that one step further and really dig down deep to improve my family’s life.

  39. I love to write things down on paper: goals, budgets, to-do lists, etc. However, that’s where these items stay…on paper. I never follow through on ANYTHING! I have to have someone to kick my butt and I’m hoping that MoneySavingMom will do that!

  40. My hubby and I are about to make a huge move. Our church planters’ salary and seriously increased cost of living are giving me PLENTY of incentive to save money and create more peace in our home. I’d love to take part! Thanks!

  41. I need to get organized and it will save money!

  42. Becky Higbee says:

    I would love to win this! This would help jump start one of my New Year’s goals!

  43. Jolie Darby says:

    I would love to be inspired again to save for a new to us vehicle. We have done it once since I have found Money Saving Mom, but I get impatient. I’m really hopeful reading her book will reinspire me to stick with it and make the right choice to save, save, save, before we buy! It will be so worth it.

  44. Would love some money saving ideas and financial advise as well as some savvy ideas!

    Thanks! 🙂

  45. I’m in! I don’t need a copy of the book, as I have already pre-ordered it for my Kindle. Can’t wait!! Thanks!

  46. I want to learn how to cut costs. We’re a family of 4 and spend over $1200/month at the grocery. Thats just crazy to me! I have to figure out how to get this under control.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  47. I’d love to manage my finances and home in a way that allows us to pay for the medical needs of our child we recently adopted while saving for the cost of another adoption (if it’s afforable). I would then like to set a budget that includes what everyone else’s budget does….without the expensive line items dedicated to “trying to become parents”.

  48. My husband and I were just talking this evening about our financial goals for this year. New year = new goals. 🙂

  49. Oh, how I need to read this book! I can’t wait for it to come out. I too most definitely need to de-clutter my life and home. I think that learning how to live more simply and let other “stuff” go will be the best thing I can learn from this book. I can hardly want to be part of the book club!

  50. I would like more help with tweaking our budget. We have a budget set up, but every little bit of extra cash helps.

  51. I want the weight of living pay check to pay check lifted from my household.

  52. Margaret Campbell says:

    I am and always have been an impulsive over spender…not on big purchases, but just silly little things I see and NEED right then! I am a teacher and spend a lot of money on my students, to boot. After reading up on Crystal’s website, I’ve started making some life changes (clearing my clutter has been HUGE) and trying to be smarter about my money. I would love to join your book club and make my New Year’s Resolution to save money a success!

  53. Anne-Marie says:

    We’re doing pretty well so far, but with one child heading to college this fall and a bunch of home improvement projects on my wish list, it’s time to begin a real budget. That’s what I need to get from reading Crystal’s book.

  54. I started off the New Year with the goal to be debt free by 2013. Hoping this book can help keep me on that track!

  55. I would like to learn how planning and organization can help save money. I, too, have found unused coupons, rebates, etc. and find it frustrating that I let them expire. I am looking forward to the book club postings. Thanks!

  56. Cheryl Daniel says:

    My husband and I managed to pay off all of our debt except my student loans almost a year ago. Since then…..we let up drastically and I want to get back to where we were to finish paying off that debt and to build a house finally! This book club will help me to stay focused and determined with my new goals!

  57. I need all the help I can get with getting rid of clutter and saving money. No matter what the tips, I will gladly accept them. We have a medically fragile child and live paycheck to paycheck so any help would be welcome. I will do the bookclub and try to follow along on facebook as well.

  58. Nicci Gustavus says:

    I’m definitely in- the book club sounds great! Looking forward to reading Crystal’s book and hopefully getting more organized and intentional in everything I do and ultimately becomimg debt-free! She has such a great way of breaking it doen into managable pieces!

  59. I would love to get back to a budget, and am hoping for some good inspiration from this book!!

  60. Hope to save save save money!!’

  61. I would love to get better at planning ahead on things that need to get done. By the way, MoneySavingMom.com sent me. I’m planning and looking forward to joining you for The Money Saving Mom®’s Budget Book Club! 🙂

  62. Jennifer davis says:

    I would love to be a part of the book club. And would also be very grateful if I could win a copy of msm’s book. Along with getting rid of debt, like I’m sure most of us are here. I am most interested in the streamlining your life the book refers too

  63. Dawn Snead says:

    I would like to think I know how to save money but I know I’m in denial…I use a few coupons here or there…but when I’m busy over priced and quick takes control…I’m hoping to find some tips and tricks in the book that will help when I work 12 hours, I’m tired and I just don’t want to deal with finding a good deal….it happens….lol….more often than not….sharing what I learned would be nice also since I’m the queen of denial of late….

  64. Holli Justice says:

    I’d like to know how to save for a big purchase – like building a house.

  65. At first I wasn’t sure I would purchase the book, but the more I read about it the MORE I WANT!!! 🙂 The book club sounds like a fab idea also! Thanks!

  66. Tammy Gill says:

    I would love to join! My life and budget has been screaming for this forever!

  67. Katy Thiltgen says:

    I need to learn to cut down on spending and would love to save for my son’s college. I am interested in the book club.

  68. Candi Reeves says:

    OK, this sounds like exactly what I need! I would love to win the book, but if not, I do plan on ordering it and joining you. Any help would be appreciated!
    Thank you!

  69. Amanda Ellis-Carroll says:

    My husband is going to be finishing school and starting work just about the time I start nursing school and not being able to work. I would DEFINITELY love to get our finances in better shape!! PLEASE HELP!!

    THanks so much!! 🙂 Two broke, newly-married students 🙂

    • Amanda-Congrats on nursing school! I just graduated with my RN last month and it was well worth every penny.
      Now it’s my turn to work while my husband goes on to get his BS and then to medical school.

      Good luck!

  70. Crystal W says:

    I definitely need this book! I need to take charge of my house and finances after deciding to stay home with our daughter! Let’s just say it is a lot harder than I ever imagined. I’m in for the book club!

  71. I would love to be able to spend my Christmas bonus on me and not bills!

  72. I would love to be a part of this. I quit my full-time job last summer to stay home with my kids and so far my budgeting is getting way off track due to unexpected car and medical issues! Winning a copy of the book would be a great way to start the year……also want to thank you for your Mommy Come Home series – it really reaffirmed my decision to be at home and I probably would have made it sooner if I had found your blog earlier!!!

  73. Rachel Howard-Wright says:

    I am totally excited to read this book. Crystal’s website inspires me in so many ways and I want to work on becoming debt and clutter free!!!

  74. Molly Lewellen says:

    What a great way to start the year! I would love to be better organized in my chaotic home and to save money. I just keep looking for ways to cut back. It just seems everything goes up except our paychecks. ) :

  75. We have had a rough few years and I have truly let everything in my life slip, finances being a big one. I hope with some guidance I can get it all back together.

  76. Teria Hoffmann says:

    I would like to get my whole stay at home mom life in order!! Starting from the beginning

  77. I am feeling this great need to just simplify my life and to gain some control over my chaos. I would love to be part of the book club, and I would love to win a copy of the book.

  78. Heather Watson says:

    My husband and I started last year on our journey to be debt free. We aren’t there yet but we are working on it. I have been following MoneySavingMom for a while on her blog. Today I found out that I am being laid off. How scary is that. I know we will be okay but I thought we might have to hold off and being debt free. I would love to be able to still continue that journey even if I don’t have a job when my time is up with the present company. Would love to join the book club as well.

  79. My goal for 2012 is to lower my debts, save money and work on organizing my home and taking better care of myself. I know what I need to do but sometimes need little encouragement to start the process.

  80. Ali Flanagan says:

    This is just what I need for 2012. I’m a single mom of 2 growing boys. On paper my salary and minimal child support *should* cover all out expenses and yet I feel it’s a struggle every week. I’m new to couponing but thankful I’m getting the hang of it. I am so open to any idea that will help me organize and help me get a handle on my finances.

  81. DeNiece Jackson says:

    I would be honored to be able to get this book. I feel like it is a answer to what God has been showing me……now to get down to business, and see what is in store for 2012. I believe this is the year for change!

  82. I’d love to be a part of this book club! I want to learn how to make a budget and STICK to it! We have a good budget in place, but tend to fudge numbers which in the end costs us money.
    Very excited to get the book!

  83. This sounds great! I am very interested! Would love to get some ideas on how to manage financial aspects in our lives. it its certainly an area that is not my greatest! 🙂

  84. Would love to AccOmplish this without thinking It will never happen without winning the lottery or such that I have absoutly NO luck at!! Obviously I have no luck with an iPhone either hence the grammar!!!!! Grrrrrr technology!!! 🙂

  85. Hmmm I think I need this. I have MORE than two catch all boxes that I keep meaning to get to….

  86. Katie Waalkes says:

    I would love to join the book club, I love Crystal’s blog and can’t wait to see how I can stretch my money further to create more room for giving and ministry.

  87. Alison Smith says:

    I totally have that ” clutter box” both in my room and in checking account! Lol. I would love the chance to get motivated to really get out of debt without living paycheck to paycheck!!! Thank you!!

  88. Just having things simplified – that’s what I want!

  89. I really really really need work in the area of goal-setting and de-cluttering!

  90. I hope to get from the book a renewed commitment to changing my financial life and to control the feelings of overwhelmedness and occasional despair. I know action is required, but sometimes the big picture is overwhelming. Maybe I should set some goals ;0) And I’ll be joining your book club for some extra support (and fun) along the way!!

  91. I am looking forward to this! We just bought our very first house and our goal is to be paid off in 10 years! When I read how Amy just paid off their house it was quite an encouragement! I’d love to win this book to be able to follow along during the book club!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  92. I can’t wait to read this book! I’m hoping to get more organized and streamline the way I run the house. I’m looking forward to joining the book club.

  93. I would love to win this book and learn how to properly save enough money to help all of my children go to college – my oldest is 9 and I’m starting to worry about saving for that and know I’m actually behind in many cases – thanks for the chance to win!

  94. I need help, everywhere. I have 6 tubs of my kids clothes that I swear I’m going to make a mint off on Ebay or Craigslist. My rolltop desk is filled with unorganized coupons, magazines with recipes that will make me thinner and smarter. My kids toybox that I had to have in order to set limits on the amount of toys, has now overflowed into 1 tub, 2 boxes and a small space off the top of my stairs, because the still have toys from 3 yrs ago. My gift closet had to be moved to my basement where I found I recently realized I don’t have to buy anyone anything for the rest of the year….and yes, I want…no, need to join the book club. Since I won’t let anyone in the house, I’m hoping being part of a group anonymously, will help make me accountable.

  95. I would love to learn more about this. I need help and want to organize my life. I’m excited to read this book. I would love to be a part of the book club!

  96. Saving money is a necessity for us right now, but I would love to eliminate some clutter and choas in my life. I have been a bit overwhelmed by unorganization lately so this is perfect. The book club sounds great!

  97. alicia friedrich says:

    I would love to become more self-disciplined and I would love to see Crystal’s perspective on how to go about that. I also need more budgeting ideas.

  98. I would love to read this book and follow your book club. I can’t wait to get Focused on getting on a budget

  99. Would love the book – I dont want to be just frugal, I am hoping to be frugal and smart.

  100. I already plan to pay off debt in 2012, but I’m not sure where to start! I look forward to joining the book club and sharing with everyone!

  101. I read Crystal’s blog regularly and am new to your blog. I would love to join the book club, especially to connect with other working moms who are trying to save money and live in a more disciplined way. My 2 boys have medical issues and are on special supplemental formulas plus we have lots of food allergies so it is hard to save money!

  102. I would like to learn about goal setting regarding a budget. We do great but would like some direction with where to put my money that is best for our goals, which we don’t have. 🙂 I think I will do the book club.

  103. I hope this is a great refresher course on managing my money. I’m not in debt, but I’ve been slacking lately. I also need to declutter …

  104. I would love to join your book club. I don’t need a free copy of the book, I’ve had mine preordered since it was announced that I could. Love Crystal’s blog and am excited to read through yours and hear your take on her book.

  105. I started trying to make more goals for my life sometime during the last half of last year. I look forward to keeping that up and getting rid of our debt. Thanks for this opportunity with this book club. It sounds great!

  106. I would absolutely love to join the Book Club! I hope to gain direction in recapturing my family’s financial future, right now I just flounder each month.
    Thanks!

  107. I would love to read this book and learn from the two of you. This is the year I want to God,my husband and myself to control our money. Especially, with graduating college and starting the next phase of life. Oh, I would love to participate in the book club, too.

  108. We need budgeting help AND decluttering would remove a big stone of contention. I have more than two dump bins in the bedroom :). Would love to be part of book club. Will have to check the library for copy.

  109. def to save some money…it flies out of here faster tahn it comes in sometimes(and oh, do i know about finding expired checks, yikes!)

  110. Stacy Sims says:

    I would love to conquer the budget and the home this year! Mom to 4 kids in Indy. Thanks!

  111. I am looking forward to joining the book club. I can certainly use all the help I can get… 🙂

  112. I most hope to gain financial control. Find out where the money’s going, how to set limits on what is spent where and to pay off debt. Thank you for offering the book club; I need the support and guidance!

  113. Kristy Edwards says:

    I love that you are doing a book club – I’m so excited to read her book. I’m the most interested in simplifying my life and being a better organizer. I am trying to learn to cut back and help two families right now. We found out my mother in law has cancer and we took on the role of taking care of them and paying there bills.

  114. I would love to learn new organizational skills, that help save time and money! I would also love to join the book club.

  115. I’m a single mom and I’ve always felt I’ve done ok for myself and my kids. I’m only now realizing that I could use some help and I’ve found Crystal to be such an inspiration. Count me in!

  116. I want to specifically learn strategies for becoming debt free. We are on track to pay off our small amount of credit card debt in a few months but our student loans are a huge burden! If I win a copy I will absolutely join the book club!

  117. I’m excited to read the book and pick up some more money-saving and life-organizing tips!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  118. I’d love to read this book and be part of the book club!! As a full time stay at home mom and navy wife, about to add in full time college student, I’m hoping to find a way to do it all while still keeping our finances in check. There will be a point and time where we transition to civilians, and we need to be prepared!!

  119. I can’t wait to get the book! We need to start a monthly budget that we can stick to, we add a little every month to the credit cards when we shouldn’t be.

  120. I would love to learn to save money. We rely to much on credit cards and our income taxes to bail us out. I get paid once a month and can never seem to stretch it till the next paycheck. Im hoping to participate in the book club!! I could really use the help and support!!

  121. Ellen Nicol says:

    This sounds like a great thing for me! I would love to go through this and learn most how to declutter my life and become more organized. We have 4 kids and I run my own photography business…so my life can be crazy! Learning how to better organize and save money in the process would be awesome! I dream of finding a way to pay off our house before our kids go to college…it would be amazing to not have that burden on us anymore. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  122. Cristinaitc says:

    I am so in! I desperately control over our money,house and lives! If I don’t get it back soon,or better said:if I don’t get it soon,I’m going to lose my mind! It will be fun to be able to check in with all you gals and keep myself accountable to not break the rules and follow them instead.

  123. OHHHHH! This is so exciting! As soon as I read Crystals post I hopped over to BN and pre-ordered my copy! Count me in! I want to wipe out our debt!

  124. I am looking for a way to help my husband understand money organization. He was not raised with any budgeting (not that they had the money to not budget!) where my family lived on a strict budget. We’ve spent 24 years bickering about money and he has stated he needs to learn about budgeting. Maybe this would help!

  125. Count me in! I’m looking forward to reading more in depth about freezer cooking and clearing out clutter. I’d love to win a copy of the book!

  126. I hope to learn how and implement ways to get out if debt!!! I need that most. Yes, i plan to participate!

  127. I would love to read this book and be part of a book club! I have been so inspired by her website and am glad to discover yours through it. Thanks for hosting this book club and holding the giveaway! What I would most hope to gain is a sense of peace of mind that I am finally in control of my financial life. We are debt-free and we have paid off the house but I still do not feel like I understand where it all goes and why…

  128. I am hoping to begin working on goal setting and implementation.

  129. Lisa DeCourcey says:

    I’d like to learn how to live on less so that we can be more generous in our giving. We already do a pretty good job with this, but I know there are things that we can learn, tools that we can use to take our giving to the next level. Also, I struggle with having an organized system for dealing with the influx of paper in our home (we homeschool, so there’s lots to deal with!)–I’m hoping to glean some tips to conquer that clutter.

  130. Be more organized and yes, save money! I so much admire Crystal and her whole team for their hard work and success!! 🙂 Love that you’re doing a book club too! I’ll be here with my boxes of clutter!! 🙂

  131. Laura knisely says:

    We are still renting, and I would love to start saving a huge chunk of money towards a down-payment on a house…

  132. What a great idea-the book and the bookclub. Sometimes I think women are intimidated by men when it comes to finances because men and women look at things so differently. Sometimes women feel judged by this. I believe by women supporting women, there will be more understanding and empathy as it is all worked through. There will surely be laughing as well.

  133. I’d really love to learn from the book how to stick to my goals and actually keep a budget. We also have absolutely no personal debt, but running a farming operation basically is like using your personal money at all times, so a budget would probably be a good thing!

  134. Jenny Wilkins says:

    I would love to be a part of the book club!! I can’t wait to read this book!

    Thanks!

  135. I would love to learn to be a better steward of our money & to be completely debt-free.

  136. I’d love to have a budget I’ll stick to:)

  137. I want to declutter everything and streamline my routines…will follow the book club:)

  138. I need help setting goals and sticking to them! WOuld love to be part of the book club as well – it will be great to have some accountability! Thanks so much for doing this!

  139. I want to learn more money saving tips

  140. I’m In!! Our family needs a change and sooner would be much better than later when everything is falling apart! Thank You for starting this up and I can’t wait to be apart of it.

  141. I’m looking forward to learning more ways to save even more money. We already live a very frugal lifestyle but I know there can always be more. I’m also hoping to glean lots of goal setting ideas from the book.

  142. I definitely need encouragement with sticking to a budget. We unfortunately have gotten ourselves in some pretty big debt trouble and started a pattern of just paying minimums and ignoring the problem. We definitely need to get ourselves on a strict budget so we can get out of this mess. Plus with child #4 coming in, well, anytime now, we REALLY need to get things in order.

    I’d love to participate in the book club, I just don’t know how much I can actually commit to (you know, the whole 4th child and all!!). But I’m sure I’ll stop in when I can. Thanks for the opportunity!

  143. I would definitely like to join the club. I am really excited about becoming debt free and learning to manage my time better.

  144. I would like to build up our savings this year and could use some help!

    Lynn G.

  145. I hope to gain a sense of stability and structure. Our laid back ways of going about things are very frivolous.

  146. I’d like to learn how to set and stick to goals!

  147. I would like to know more about goal setting – beyond becoming debt free.

  148. I’m looking forward to advice on how to further declutter my life.

    Looking forward to the book club.

  149. I would like to learn to save more money. I think the book club sound like a great idea.

  150. I’m looking forward to decluttering my mind, space and finances! I want to join the book club too!

  151. After moving to a new area a year and a half ago where the sales were different, and the paper WAY more expensive and no double coupons, I kinda fell off the band wagon – I am looking for a total reboot!

  152. We are also debt free, and I would like to learn some new things about setting new goals.

  153. I would live to do the book club however I do not have a Facebook account. However, let me know if you do something on your blog.

    I would love a copy of the book to help with getting organized and saving money.

  154. I would definitely like to work on goal setting. I always have “big plans” but I seem to fail on execution. I also want to work on decreasing debt and working to become debt free.

  155. Always interested in learning and applying new ideas.

  156. I want to be debt free so we can put our son through college without worrying and put up money for our daughter.

  157. I’m looking forward to goal-setting, decluttering and saving money as a single parent of two.

  158. I am so excited about getting started with this book club. Finally a buddy system to help keep me on track.
    I’d love to win a copy of the budget book.

  159. I would love to learn how to save more money, make better money decisions, and get out of debt quicker! If I had the book, I would definitely participate in the book club.

  160. Looking for new strategies. We are debt-free except for the mortgage. However, hubby has been only sporadically employed since Sept. 2008. He’s a union carpenter & that industry has not recovered at all. Would love to have a copy of the book & join in the book club.

  161. Since becoming a single mom a year ago, I’ve made a lot of positive financial changes. I would love to learn more ways to save money and fine-tune my financial goals.

  162. susan young says:

    I’d love to no longer live paycheck to paycheck!

  163. Melisha Meredith says:

    I would love help with goal setting!

  164. I am great with a budget but terrible with clutter and goal setting. Looks like I have it backwards and need some major help :). I would love to join

  165. Yes-I will join you for the bookclub. I am hoping to gain some ground with this book so that I feel more in control instead of being controlled. Sometimes seeing things through another’s eyes can make things clearer. I am sure the author is a busy person that juggles through life wearing many hats as many women do. Being confident in that, I am sure she has come up with a plan that is workable considering the busy life of most women. I am excited and plan to share with my bookclub when we meet next week.

  166. I’m a single mom and always felt I’ve done “ok” for myself and my kids. I’m only now realizing I could use some help. I’ve found Crystal to be such an inspiration. Count me in!

  167. Organization!

  168. This is our family’s new years resoultion!!! It couldnt come at a better time – and I would love to join the book club and read the book!

  169. Would love to win so I can be a better steward of all God has given us! Thank you!

  170. Lindsay Jones says:

    I have been following Money Saving Mom for over a year, and her blog has seriously transformed my whole family’s life. I haven’t learned to do everything she suggests perfectly, and for me, goal setting is the main area of the book I’m looking forward to!

  171. I will definitely be joining the book club. My husband and I are in the ministry and we have 3 young boys. It would be so nice to not live paycheck to paycheck. I’m looking forward to what I’m going to learn.

  172. I hope to gain some really practical, simple, time-saving organization tips. Organizing is essential for money saving, but it can be very expensive. I’d love to discover some ways to do it without spending money on bins and baskets and binders.

  173. Free book? Duh-I’m in! Love Crystal and her blog-I visit it everday. Very realistic yet inspiring and which is what sets her apart from all the others in Blogland. Join the book club you ask? Sure.

  174. I am a single mom who needs some guidance on how to manage my resources. I am trying to budget and starting to save (seems like baby steps are the norm for now). I would really enjoy this book I do believe as I enjoy the website. Thanks for the chance.

  175. I cant wait to read the book and hope to learn how to declutter and save for the future.the book club would be great.

  176. Would love to become debt free and need all the advice I can get. I have good intentions to join the book club.

  177. This is the perfect book club for me! My family is on a very tight budget, that we rarely stick to. I really want to develop some strong positive financial habits to pass on to my kids.

  178. I would really love this book as I am all about “Change” this year. I need to make some changes and feel that this would be a great way to start. I would like to join the book club.

  179. I’m anxiously awaiting the copy I preordered, but I’d love to win one to share with a dear friend. I would also like to be in the book club. Thank You!

  180. I’d love to clear out my clutter (definitely have that same box in my room!) and get more organized in goal setting. The book club sounds fun!

  181. What a great idea! I can’t wait to follow this series and I hope really hope I win a book. 🙂

  182. Count me in, I’m in a desperate situation and this sounds like just what the doctor ordered.

  183. I have goals, it’s just making close to something that we can realize that seems daunting!

  184. We’ve been working to be debt free with the Dave Ramsey plan for about a year. New ideas and motivation would be great.

  185. I’ll read and check in on the blog, not on Facebook. Sounds great! I would love to have some tips to keep me motivated, just started using YNAB and LOVE it.

  186. I need all the help I can get. I am trying to get more organized as a stay at home mom, more organized in my home, and definitely need help with budgeting and saving money! I think I will participate in the book club too!

  187. I too suffer from the same box in the closet! Recently, I went through the box and found several checks from our insurance company where we had overpaid for doctors visits. Sadly, the checks had past their 120 day expiration. We are a super busy homeschooling family with a baby. We are constantly on the go. Goal setting is something I don’t ever stop to take the time to ponder. I think our family would benefit from the knowledge of someone who has been there and actually witnessed what works! I would love to participate in the book club. Sounds exciting!!

  188. Leigh Ann Frew says:

    From Crystal’s book, I hope to become more intentional in my family’s spending, and make each dollar count!

  189. Id love to learn all that Crystal has to share. I’m continually recking the budget only having lots of trouble. Would love to join the book club

  190. I always need more organization in my life, but don’t know where to start. I would love to be more frugal with my money to. I would love to join, but I don’t do facebook. I will be following up here with what others are saying.

  191. Will definitely be joining the book club! Hoping that the book will help me get a better hold on our finances. I know what we need to do, just need a better way to implement it all.

  192. Two goals: get debt-free and clutter-free! I’m not so awfully far into the debt thing (just our house right now), but the clutter is beginning to get me down. If I don’t win the book, where do I find one to buy? And how much? Thanks for the chance!! And I’d be interested in the book club if I can get the book.

  193. I am looking forward to the book club! We need new ideas to see where we can save money and new ideas for helping declutter.

  194. I would love to get a sense of ownership and not a borrower . I would love to pay off my debts , and learn how to live a simple life. I am a hoarder and just learning that enough is enough would be great for me , and I would be able to teach my daughter(5) this lifestyle. I am not a big reader so getting a book and following this group will also help me in that sense. Thank you

  195. I feel like I am a bit “all over the place” when it comes to saving money and managing my home as a working mother. I wolud love to see how I can streamline all of my efforts. Thank you for the offer.

  196. would love to save money! and am working sloooooowly to tame that clutter too!

  197. I am so excited for Crystal book. I’d love a chance to win one. I feel we are already frugal but can always improve. I really need to work on goal setting and having more “systems” in place to live more purposely.
    I’d love to join the book club but I don’t facebook. But now I will have to be checking out your blog too for post about the book.

  198. Jill Kernell says:

    Would love to be a part of the book club. This year our goals are centered around getting back on track financially. Couponing has started to help this process, and moneysavingmom.com is my go to site! Would love to read Crystal’s book and be encouraged and encouraging to others with the same goals. 🙂

  199. I hope to gain knowledge and motivation. I’m part of the “I know (sorta) what I should do, but I just don’t do it” crowd. I’ve gleaned some knowledge from Crystal’s site, your site, and life. But I’m not organized to put it all together.

  200. sounds great, i’d love to join in.

  201. Deanna E. says:

    I would like to join the book club. I am excited about becoming debt free and learning to stick to my grocery and dining budget!

  202. Tabatha C. says:

    I can not wait to hear and read what she has to say. I read moneysavingmom blog daily and I CAN NOT WAIT to learn more of her ways.

    I look forward to your book club next week as well.

    Thank you so much and have a blessed day.

  203. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll join the book club. When I attempt to de-clutter my desk, I get to the bottom & find magazines or books about ‘How To Organize Your Life’…. Of course the book is at the bottom of the mess………

  204. I would love to join the book club. I am looking forward to learning more about becoming debt free.

  205. Patti Trevino says:

    Count me in for the book club, Amy! That is so nice of you to engage everyone. As far as the giveaway, I would love to pay it forward just like you and Crystal do…. I already pre-purchased a copy for myself via Amazon, however I know my very best friend would love and use the strategies too… hoping to be an avenue to continue the “pay it forward” so my girlfriend could benefit as well!

    Thanks so much Amy!

  206. I am looking forward to reading this book! Can’t wait to start the book club. I hope to get my house under control with the organizing tips in the book.

  207. I hope to get some insight on how to save better for larger purchases.

  208. Erin Wilmoth says:

    I would like to learn more about simplifying my life.

  209. Cathy Smith says:

    Just liked you and FB and want to join the book club but the book club button is not working?

    As a long time reader of MSM, I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. We follow Dave Ramsey’s steps but are drowning in Student Loan debt….cannot even sleep at night sometimes because of it.

    • The button’s not working? I haven’t made a code for it, yet, so at this time you’d need to save it and then upload it to your own blog. Hopefully by next week I’ll have a code to make it much easier!

  210. I have been curious about the book.

  211. I’d love to use my time more wisely!!

  212. kelbeland4 says:

    The book club sounds like I could actually do it. We are debt-free but income challenged at the moment. I would love to reduce my clutter and learn to love to budget!

  213. Crystal Rourke says:

    I cannot wait to read Crystal’s book! I’m a follower of her blog and love that she gives practical advice and communicates it in a way that really makes me feel like I can do it! I look forward to dissecting the book chapter by chapter and applying it to my life!

  214. I would love to get more organized and stay on top of my life. I feel like I’m always running behind and can’t catch up.

  215. Heather Passalaqua says:

    Well first off, My birthday is January 8th and it would be the best present ever!! I am a (soon to be) 38 year old of 4 crazy amazing beautiful boys and my organized self fell off the train a few years ago…. LOL. My desire to make an impact for my growing family, via de-cluttering, financially and spiritually are my top goals for this year. I need HELP!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity and YES~~ I DO plan on being a part of the book club too. ( my other personal goal is my hearts desire to have another baby, my husband says we can’t afford too, PLEASE help me to prove to him that we can) Thank you so much!! =)

  216. I love the idea of being totally debt free. I look forward to finding new strategies to pay cash for everything!

  217. I NEED this book! I really hope to get a much needed pep talk and reality check from it 🙂

  218. I am so excited to start reading Crystal’s book! I have loved her site for years since searching for ways to save after having my first baby. Your site has become a favorite,too, after finding you through MSM. I’m looking forward to taming my clutter and the joy that is sure to bring to my life!! Looking forward to the book club as well. Such a fun idea!!

  219. How to be content in whatever financial situation you are currently in. Thinking about joining the book club..

  220. This sounds great I can’t wait! This is a book to pass along!!! 🙂

  221. Just like you, I need help using the tools that I already have – coupons, things in my house, etc. I also need to go through the multiple catchall areas in my house. I love her blog, and hope the book will help me, too. Will do the book club with you 🙂

  222. I am a newly-wed who is trying to find a way to budget and save as much money as possible, as we have none to start with lol. But I have been following Crystal’s blog and she knows her stuff! And I am really excited to read her new book.

  223. Yes, I would love to do this! This is a foundational year for our family. We just moved across the country, moved into a new house, had a significant loss in our lives all in the past year. I am in full “have to be in control of my life” mode I am going to organize the heck out of this house and my life, in general.

  224. I would love to join the book club. I desperately need this book, not just for finances, but so many areas in my life that need discipline. I know this will be a painful year, but I believe the outcome is worth it.

  225. As an accountant I can prepare a budget til the cows come home. But it’s hard to get both me and the hubby on the same page for the same purpose with the same passion. It’s hard. We are both committed though and that is what matters!

  226. I’d love to win a copy of the book!

  227. We also celebrated becoming debt free a year and a half ago! Would love to get tips on becoming more organized and more intentional about giving beyond our basic tithing! The book club would be fun and interesting too!

  228. I am excited to see how I can save money. I want to, but don’t know how to at times. I need some guidance and some help to carry to through!!!

  229. I am looking forward to getting a better HOLD on our finances. It seems like every time we have money, we spend it right away… Then bills and emergencies pop up and we have NOTHING. I’d love to learn how to get a handle on it and be able to save for a “rainy day” (or emergency, in our case!).

    Thanks for the chance to win the book!!! Right now I don’t have the finances to purchase it, so this would be great!!

  230. I am looking forward to the book with the hope that I can learn more new things.

  231. I’ve been trying to be an “organizer” lately… and also set some goals for the coming year.

  232. Looking forward to reading great tips on getting organized, and saving money! Definitely two of my goals this year!

  233. I really want to be better about setting and keepIng goals!

  234. I would love to clear the clutter from my life and achieve my savings goals!

  235. I’d love creative tips to save money and help in sticking to a budget. Thanks for the giveaway!

  236. I will join the book club!!
    I want to tackle the clutter and find a system that works for me to maintain well-organized home and life.

  237. I AM joining your book club, I AM going to get my budget under control, I AM going to get more organized at home, I AM going to further my education, I AM going gain control of my life! Count me in cuz’ I really NEED it!

  238. Staci Brown says:

    Would love to join the book club and would love to win a copy of the book! Can’t wait!

  239. I have already preordered the book I was that excited to read it! But you know a great way to start saving money would be to get the book for free!

  240. I would definetly like to be learn how to stick to the written budget! We struggle so much in this area. I was talking to a friend today and mentioned Crystal soooo many times. We’ve never met but she has been such a great influence to me.

  241. I would love to win this book. I need to become more organized and I would like some insight on how to better budget so that we can begin saving for retirement, home remodeling, and our kids education.

  242. Right now I need a little extra motivation to stay on budget. While we aren’t struggling, I can’t say we are making much progress right now. It would be nice to feel like we are moving towards our goals instead of standing still.

  243. I feel frustrated a lot with trying to do better. I think we do pretty well, live frugally and have no debt, but I want to take an extra step…what that is I’m not sure. So, I’m in. I’d like to participate in the book club as well.

  244. Pamela Nichols says:

    I will get out from under a mountain of clutter, being decisive and resolute about what stays & more importantly, what goes.

    Then, I hope to consistently and intentionally manage the household finances. I want to be a source of strength for my family. Right now I spend a lot of time “in the dark” about what we owe, allowing me to ignore the link between what I spend and the reality of our debt situation.

    My prayer is for a clear head and the confidence to step up and lead my family toward a more physically, emotionally, and financially healthy lifestyle.

    THAT was a mouthful. I hope to be part of the Book Club and I’ll keep an eye out for posts on FB.

  245. I want to be debt-free and the books sounds helpful in teaching me stategies I may never even thought of that would help my family and I reach this goal. I would love to win this book so I can do the book club with you! 🙂

  246. I am determined to get our finances in order and want to stop living paycheck to paycheck! I worry about how my kids will pay for college and how we will support ourselves in retirement. Will do the book club!

  247. Jennifer Hooper says:

    I am right with you with the clutter…I am hoping to get rid of our extra junk too! My upstairs is not near as bad as our basement..yikes! I would love to read Crystal’s book!

  248. I would love to be smarter about our money. I think the book club discussions are going to be be facinating to follow.

  249. It’s one of those evenings where I’m having a pity party with me, myself, and I. I want change, and I need to do it quickly. Reading through my posts, I read about the book club and I believe it’s one answer to my prayers.

  250. Virginia P says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win this book. Need help in all areas. Thanks.

  251. I would like to find motivation to actually do what, I know I need and the book I’m sure says, I need to do

  252. learn to use coupons.

  253. I’ve never thought of getting rid of clutter to save money. It appears I need to read this book, as I have been running into it all over the internet in my surfing the last few days.

    I would love to learn to cut back on my grocery budget without having to spend a lot of time with coupons and not getting sidetracked by things I don’t even need.

  254. I would love to gain control over our debt since I have been off work due to an illness I am struggling to get finances in check. I will be joining your book club and can’t wait to get started!

  255. I would hope to gain motivation from this book!! My husband and I are trying to get completely debt free and we are hoping to be debt free, except for mortgage, within a year or so. This is why I need motivation and tips for saving money!!!

  256. I’d love to know how to set goals and actually go through with them.

  257. 2012 will hold some big changes in our family with a move and job change. This would fit in nicely in with dealing with all the changes and making it super productive!!

  258. I need help with basic organization (less piles mentally and physically) – getting some step-by-step ideas that I can implement would be encouraging. Starting with de-cluttering is both exciting and a bit intimidating. But…I’m in!!

  259. Carissa T says:

    I definitely need some systems. I have those boxes in my bedroom too. But they are just so overwhelming to me because they contain LOTS of paperwork! Motivation is another thing I need!

  260. ellen dodrill says:

    Would love to win the book and follow along for your trip thru the book

  261. I truly need to figure out what goal-setting & COMPLETING looks like. And maybe figure out how to budget…and not in the “pretend” way I’ve been doing it for years. Sounds like the club for me!

  262. Thanks Amy and Crystal. Can’t wait for more tips on saving and getting more organized. Perfect timing!

  263. I would really love to learn more about de-cluttering. There is always some room in my house that could be more organized!

  264. I love to just have a BUDGET, and learn to stick to it!!

  265. Okay. I have been putting off and putting off buying the book. #1 reason: because I know there are so many things I need to change in my life in regards to finances. This is the year! I sure hope I win a book, if not I am buying one! I need this for me and my family!

  266. Very interested in winning a copy! I wanted to purchase it, but its honestly NOT in my budget, which is unfortunate. I really want to become debt free and my fiance and I are working really hard to achieve this goal. I feel the pressure of both of our student loans slowing crushing us, even though the debt was completely acceptable. Maybe Crystal will have something new to help us save even more money. I’ve cut our budget everywhere we possibly can, but its still not enough.

  267. Jessica Ob says:

    I would love to finally be able to start saving money to buy my first house. I will definitely be a part of the book club too!

  268. I do not need a copy of the book. I ordered it with my Sway Bucks on Amazon.com but I would love to join in the discussions. Thanks!

  269. Amy Wehri says:

    I’d love to learn to save money and I would like to learn some new things about setting new goals.

  270. Barbara Schwenk says:

    I’d love to gain control of my life, my spending, my family and a better, honest, closer relationship with God ( I’m not asking much am I) ;).

    I feel like (so far) my life has been doing for others but not in the right way if you know what I mean. I’m ready to knock the cobwebs out of my head and shake up my family. I’m talking about praying with them, in front of them and for them. Leading by example, learning to say no and showing them how happier we can be living the right way, with God.

    Time to step out of my comfort zone and into the real world. It won’t be easy, I know that but I also know that my reward when all is said and done will be far greater than being debt free. To answer your question, what do I hope to gain through this book (and book club). …. Everything 🙂

  271. I am really excited about this book. I have set many goals for myself this year…a couple of the big ones are get organized and get my finances in order. I think that this book will help me with both. I just finished reading Total Money Makeover, and I am starting to implement everything I learned. I am now looking for a little more inspiration! I can’t wait to read the book and I’d love to join the book club.

  272. Nera Polkinghorn says:

    I would love to join the book club. Crystal’s blog has helped me ever since I found her, I can only imagine how good her book is going to be. Can’t wait!

  273. Would love to be better at goal setting!

  274. I’d love to declutter! And the book club sounds great too!

  275. Heather Ransick says:

    I’d love to be entered to win a book, I also would love to be part of the book club and learn from everyone else about what works and doesn’t work for them. What a great idea.

  276. I can’t wait! The Book Club sounds like it will be awesome! I have a clutter room, not a clutter box, that I need some motivation to get cleaned out, so I’m excited to read the first part of the book.

  277. Stephanie says:

    I need help with goal setting and remaining disciplined. It can be so hard sometimes to stay disciplined!

  278. I would love to join in!!! Who can’t use more ideas/strategies to learn to save/paydown debt etc. I would love to pay off my house in 10 years. Well, actually before that, but I am trying to be realistic. We have a 20 year loan.

  279. This will be a great time to learn & improve from being a part of the Book Club and applying the things shared.

  280. I just need to get it all together!

  281. We just bought a house and are revamping our budget. I can use all the help I can get!

  282. I hope to develop goals and a clear plan to carry them out.

  283. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how much ‘new’ information Crystal’s book would have! I follow her blog – and several others – and thought I wouldn’t learn anything new…. After reading your article, I’m curious now to read it! I can’t afford ‘extras’ right now – single parent, stay at home Mom, full time College, Special Needs Child – so I always struggle with paying money to buy a book on saving money…

  284. I am hoping to finally figure out how to get out of debt and stay there and thing this book might be my best chance yet. I am almost 44 have ZERO retirement saving or any other to speak of.

    I would love to join the book club.

  285. I’d love to be more organized and stick to a budget. If anyone can help, I think it would be Crystal

  286. Christine says:

    The book club sounds like an awesome idea. I would like to gain more understanding to put it all together.

  287. I would love to get my unnecessary spending under control and increase our savings.

  288. I would love to be better at setting goals and being more organized!

  289. I appreciated your honesty! Being the queen of procrastination, I need a boost. But I really need the pointers. 2009 & 2010 I was sole supporter as husband couldn’t find a job in this rural area. (tried to stay for kids & grandkids 🙂 )
    Now he has job, but we’re under chapter 13 & being they take most of my check, its hard to save for necessities. So help me obi wan kenobi!

  290. I would loooove to get more organized and quit wasting money. I am a stay at home mom, so I’m always looking for ways to save us money (or in some cases, quit WASTING it) so that I may contribute too. I’m also a Facebooker and would absolutely participate. (love to read and love to talk, so count me in ;))

  291. I would be very interested in the book club .I need to work on goal setting!!

  292. I was going to put it off and not do it, but i’m in the same boat as you (teacher husband, small part-time salary for me) and we’d love to pay off our mortgage!! Plus, we’re about 3/4 of the way for funding our adoption from Africa, and I’d LOVE to get it funded 100% in the next few months!

  293. I would like more help on handling the little expenses that are irregular but do come up. I like the idea of the booknclub but don’t really do facebook.

  294. I am so excited to start this. We have never really had to live on a budget until recently. My husband had his own company and I am a stay at home mom and grandma, he got ill 2 years ago and was out of work for 6 months and in turn lost his company. He finally found another position last May but it is at a 60% cut in pay so we have had to really reel in our expenses. Our 29 year old daughter moved back home with her 2 year old at the same time he lost his company. I have started realizing how not budgeting and controlling our expenses have not taught my children to budget and live within their means. I still have two minor children at home and want to get my life in order and teach them lessons for the future. I think joining in on this bookclub and following the lessons with encouragement and sharing will help me get our lives back in order.

  295. I would love to be able to manage my time better,get organized, and cut spending. Maybe I can get some inspiration from this book club. 🙂

  296. Would love to be more organized so I don’t miss out on deals and freebies! Looking forward to being a part of the book club. 🙂

  297. Jessica M says:

    I want to learn how to be calmer about my finances, not panicked.

  298. I want to budget better and not live paycheck to paycheck. Definitely participating in the bookclub!!!

  299. What do I want to get from the book? A little peace in my life. My house is chaos, my finances are chaos, my kids are chaos, my mother-out-law is chaos. If Crystal’s book can help me with even one of those I’ll be a happy camper. Somehow I doubt it will help with the mother-out-law… Oh well.

    I’m in for the book club, but not sure if I will have it in time unless I win the drawing… Like I said- financial chaos.

  300. I want to read Crystal’s book to help reinforce and support the education I’m getting in Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

  301. I’d love a copy of her book. We have no debt and an income more than we need, thus I tend to spend more than we need. I’d love to start spending and collecting less so that we can save and give more.

  302. Blaire Ruch says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book! I am most interested in gaining motivation to be better about goal-setting. I feel daunted by the hugeness of where to start.

  303. Count me in! I’ve been following Crystal’s blogs for over five years now, but I still need more discipline, determination, consistency…

  304. I want the structure to follow through!

  305. I got laid off in 09 and have learned a lot about saving money, but I’m sure I can learn more. I have been contracting, but that is coming to an end very shortly. I will be back to searching for employment and could use some tips on time management, so I use my time wisely while I’m looking for another job.

  306. I really need to clean up my life and finances

  307. I would like to participate in the book club. I’ve preordered my copy of the book–cannot wait!

  308. If i win or not i am getting the book and following along. I hope to get a better understanding of our behavior with money!!

  309. I really want to read this book and hope to gain some extra encouragement in streamlining my family’s life. I want to learn Crystal’s tips on decluttering and not living with a bunch of “stuff”.

  310. I would love to join the book club and I also thank you so much for the chance at winning the book.

  311. Kristy DeGraaf says:

    I would love to join you! It would be even more awesome if I could win a book! We fit both categories of drowning in debt (think two house payments, student loans for two grads and I’m afraid to admit how many credit cards….) and living paycheck to paycheck. The thing is…I know what to do, but I too like to ignore it. This is the year I’m going to change our path for the first time in 10 years of marriage! Thanks for the giveaway!

  312. Ellen Matthews says:

    We are 1) badly in debt 2) living paycheck to paycheck 3) I am a SAHM and while rewarding, no money comes in with that. I’d love to do the bookclub of I can scramble up enough money to pick it up next week! 🙂

  313. I would love to get better at follow-though! I have big plans for organizing and list-making to accomplish my goals, but I’m lacking the rest of the story! I would love to participate in the book club.

  314. Meg Thomas says:

    Would love some more practical budgeting tips…I know what the right principles are, but could use some help/support applying them. The book (and club) sound perfect for that.

  315. Debbie Jones says:

    I am striving this year to be a responsible money manager over God’s money. Hopefully I will learn several tips for this accomplishing this goal. Thanks

    Debbie

  316. I would like to become more organized and disciplined in all areas of life, including money management.

  317. We are planning to purchase a house and set a big goal to cut our spending to bare minimums to save more for the down payment. I would love a copy of this book. I need all the help and advise I can get!

  318. Jennifer Short says:

    I would love to have the book. It would really help my husband and I get our finances in order and set goals. I have been off work for a year because I have been real sick. I recently was diagnosed with wegener’s Granumaltosis and CNS vasculitus so now I am in treatment and it’s not really helping. So we are down to one income and since I am unable to work I stay home and care for our 4 kids ages 1yr, 4 yr, 6yr and 8yr.

  319. Kim Esposito says:

    Would enjoy the book club and could certainly use some new tips. What I have been doing (not) is not working. Help!

  320. I hope to be more organized.

  321. Suzy Christie says:

    I really need to get it together and I look forward to gaining some insight from your book. I’m very EXCITED!!!!

  322. I have been reading about Crystal’s book on her blog for several weeks now & I’m anxious to read it. I hope to gain some help with goal-setting and becoming more organized. Plan to join your book club over on facebook! Thanks!

  323. I’d love to be better about goal setting!

  324. I would love to get some more budget cutting ideas.

  325. I am sold!! Can’t wait to get my hands on her book! What I need to work on is discipline..period 🙂 Well better Time Management & what everyone else is talking about, goal setting. I have things in mind and I have done note cards, but not sitting down and really figuring it out…laziness seems to creep in waaay to often, and enough is enough! You guys have me convinced to do something about it. 2012 is our year, and we are kicking butt!! 🙂 Can’t wait! I’m in for the book club!

  326. I would like to gain better control of my finances, start an emergency fund, and save on everyday purchases from the book.
    I would be delighted to win a copy of Crystal’s book! Thanks for having a giveaway!

  327. I hope to gain some knowledge on how to survive on what we have and hope to learn how to save more so we are not living on just paycheck to pay check. And I would love to join your book club!

  328. I would love to organize my home so I can spend more time with my children instead if always cleaning!

  329. I would love to be more organized and live a more purposed life. I am continually amazed by money saving mom and would love to read her book!

  330. I recently just found your blog and I am thankful for it. If I win this amazing book, I hope I can learn how to live debt free and slash our spending. I feel so fortunate to have been brought here and I know that I need something like that.

    As a work at home mom, I want to be able to do more, be better and work a little less so I can spend more quality time with my kids and I know this book will do amazing things for me and help me to reach my goals of where I want to be.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  331. i want to be more motivated to stick to our cash budget instead of just kind of sort of doing it.

  332. D L Crutcher says:

    I’m a SAHM and my husband is a Police officer, so needless to say I can use ANY book that would help us make the most of our money. The living debt free part sounds amazing! That would make a major change in our family tree!
    Thanks so much for a chance to participate, God Bless 🙂

  333. I would love to help take more of the money stresses off of my husband. He does so much for our family. I just want to do everything I can to allow him to enjoy each day and not worry.

  334. I’d love to clear the clutter of my mind and the clutter in my closets to save money. I hope to join in!

  335. I would love to declutter my house. We have things in our house that we haven’t used or touched in MONTHS! I always start boxes to donate but never actually take it or it becomes the catch all and I get overwellemd.

  336. Awesome! I would love to be a part! Can’t wait!

  337. Would love to learn how to save money by simplifying my life. We’re pretty simple around here, but know there is room for improvement.

  338. I have a horrible habit of letting STUFF collect up. So much STUFF that I also end up throwing away some really good freebie coupons. I hope to use this book to help me declutter and become more organized. I also want to set and follow through with a list of goals for 2012.

  339. Dana Irwin says:

    would love to hear more of Crystal’s great tips! Love her blog!

  340. I’d love to win this book to work on the clutter and catch-all type places in my life just like you mentioned. Nothing makes me more frustrated than finding excellent coupons, etc. in a stack that I’ve stashed in my closet when my in-laws come over. Oh, and I’d love to win the book! Thanks!

  341. I would like to be more organized and pick up some new frugality tips.

  342. I would love to participate in this so I really hope I win a copy of the book!!! I would like to get out savings goals back on track and get our home life more organized.

  343. I would love to join this book club. We are working towards not just making a budget but actually sticking to one (we’re good at making them!). I need all the help I can get as I am the “free spirit” in our relationship.

  344. I hope to set new goals for myself to be more consistent with my organizing/cleaning. Seems like I have one day a week in which I clean, clean, clean and the rest of the days I’m all over the place.

    If I win a copy, I hope to join your book club.

  345. Nicole Voth says:

    I would love to gain some kind of control over planning money matters, not just living in the moment and not knowing what’s coming next.

  346. I will definitely join you for the book club. It sounds like a great way to learn together and keep motivated. I’m most excited to learn about goal-setting and budgeting — how to make my money work for me. Looking forward to it!

  347. I’d love to create a budget I can stick to and live with. I’ve type up a hundred spreadsheets with budgets and goals, and it always seems something comes up and destroys it all. I keep telling myself it’s a new year and it’s time to start crossing my goals off instead of moving them to another page. This sounds interesting and promising 🙂

  348. I’d love to have a chance to read the book. I love to use coupons and save money but I also have a tendency to overspend on things that we just don’t need but have a hard time to keep control when I see a good bargain. Need your help in goal setting and sticking to it. I really don’t use facebook much so probably won’t do the book club.

  349. I’m in! I’m looking forward to getting our life and our finances in good order this year.

  350. Vicki Rocha says:

    WOW Looks like evryone is trying to get the book. I always enjoy your post and read you regularly. Would love to start the journey.

  351. I’m looking forward to learning ways to really make the envelope system work for us. We’re in the process of trimming our budget and I just got a promotion at work, so I know with the help of the book, we can do great things with our money this year.

  352. What a fun idea! I will be tuning in here and on Facebook. I am spending too much time on small tasks…like a hamster on its wheel. I need to learn to focus on end results and get something significant done this year. This sounds like the place to learn how to achieve meaningful goals 🙂

  353. Tanya Chavez says:

    I hope to gain support, encouragement, and follow through. Wish me luck.:)

  354. I can’t wait til the book is out. My biggest hope is to get a budget in place and actually stick with it. I guess I need more discipline and I think being part of a book club will help with that.

  355. I would love to create a sense of calm in my, and in return my family’s, life. I feel like getting control of these areas would help me in that goal. I really want to be a better mom and wife and this would really put me on that road. Thanks!!!

  356. Yes I would love to join the book club. I hope learn how to save more and to declutter

  357. Becca Brough says:

    I would love to read this with my husband so we can make goals together!

  358. I’m very excited to read all the discussions and learn some great tips. I’d like to just get my family more organized and plan some goals and see them happen!

  359. I would like to gain Knowledge to simplify life by being more organized with my finances.

  360. i am TERRIBLE at goal-setting and really need to change that…..

  361. I’d love to learn some creative ways to save money and tips for staying motivated.

  362. Love Money Saving Mom’s website, so I’m eager to see what additional practical tips she has for saving. I like the lessons that help me to be content with less.

  363. We have shifted to living on cash. Now I want to be completely debt free! I can’t wait for this book, & i love the idea of a book-club approach!

  364. To gain better time management skills and become the person who is proud of myself and reaching the goals in my life instead of wishing I was.

  365. I would love to learn more about budgeting and saving money! And I will be joining your book club!

  366. Buffy DuVall says:

    We are aways trying to start a budget. The probem is we live paycheck to paycheck barely…sometime noeven that long. So I’m always wondering how are we supposed to set a budget when we need all our money every two weeks to keep the lights, heat and water on, a roof over our heads and food in our pantry. I’d love to win a copy of this book…maybe it’ll finally tell me how to manage what I feel is impossible…

  367. Catherine says:

    I’d love to learn how to be more organized and efficient with my time!

  368. Carrie Wild says:

    I would dearly love to read this book. Lord knows, I need it. 4 kids and a husband abruptly medically retired from the Air Force. Our income level was chopped in half and our bills were not. I would love to learn all of the techniques described in this book!

  369. Sarah Shaw says:

    Your post really hit home! I’ve been trying to really work on saving money being a single mom the last few months and trying to homeschool and work from home. I’ve been really starting to declutter and I am amazed at how much “found money” I’ve come across. And admittedly, the same amount of money that I’ve lost out on. Like 10 free movie tickets and 33.00 in expired concession cash. 🙁 Looking forward to trying out the book!

  370. I would love to finish our emergency fund and save for a down payment.

  371. I hope to finally learn a way to get control of our finances so that I know what we have to spend each month. I want to be able to stop living “paycheck to paycheck” & enjoy life again. I am definitely interested in joining the book club!

  372. Amber Martin says:

    I’m hoping to feel more in control of our finances…there’s always room for improvement. I’m excited to read Crystal’s book! I look forward to joining this book club and following along throughout the year. I’m hoping it will keep me accountable and motivated 🙂

  373. The club is such a great idea!!! Since my husband died things have gone from bad to worse. How/where do I learn money skills, how to budget, how to take control, how to survive in this economy? How do I generate income from home for me and the children? How do you set goals for a future when it’s all you can do to financially survive the present? Overwhelmed? You bet! Clueless? That too!! Thanks for showing me a path of hope and a supportive group to help me follow it!

  374. I would love to learn how to make my life easy and simple with less stress.

    I would follow the book club, thanks for the give away!

  375. I need to start a more workable budget, I’m one of those that would like to take the easy way out and its not working, go figure.

  376. I would love to have a copy and join in on the club & chatter. I love Crystal’s website & I’m really trying to do a lot of the things she suggests. Since we have 3 children now, 12, 6 & 2 months, I need to learn her goal setting strategy, organizing & freezer cooking. It is difficult to find time with our 12 year old being special needs and having so many doc appointments and now our baby. Thanks for posting this and I hope to get a book. If not, I’ll order one. Bless you!

  377. I’d like to get my sanity back! 🙂
    Truthfully, I’d like to be organized just enough so that my dis-organization isn’t costing my family unnecessary bills!

  378. I’d like to learn to be more organized with life in general so I can have more time for the more important things in life 🙂

  379. I would love to join the club and would love to get better at goal setting:) Thanks!

  380. Jessica Wilhite says:

    I would love to join the book club. I look forward to learning new ways on how to budget for our family better and also paying down credit card debt. This year I plan to make goals and actually hold myself accountable.

  381. How exciting!! After my hubby had two heart attacks by the age of 52, from stress, finally got to retire and move to TN to live cheaper, on a fixed income now and can’t wait to actually get doctor bills paid off and save a little and give more! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  382. Would love new ideas on budgeting and organization.

  383. Michelle P. says:

    I could definitely benefit from reading the chapter on clutter. I’ve always been a pile person and am ashamed to look around and see how many piles of “stuff” I have!
    I’d love to join in on the book discussion and of course, I’d love to win a free copy of the book!

  384. I really like to join the book club. I hope I can learn more about saving money and goalsettings.

  385. We recently adopted for the 2nd time (4th child) so we really need to revamp the budget again with the new costs (medical, formula etc). Shoot and the clutter chapter we need. I’m trying to figure out how we can get rid of the monthly storage unit cost and also be able to use our garage too so my van isn’t outside in the frigid weather with a newborn.

  386. I would really enjoy how to goal-set and save more $$ in general and then save after all is paid off. Count me in for the book club
    Lisa

  387. Lady, you had me laughing about your “The Boxes” because I have the same thing. Every Thanksgiving I clear off the dining room table into a laundry basket (and every time I have a home party). This year I stacked my laundry basket on top of last year’s Thanksgiving laundry basket!!! Surely anything in there important is long since expired…I know quite a few coupons (but no paychecks). So I’m hoping this book will help cure me of that whole dining room table in a laundry basket lost money problem.

  388. Okay I desperately need help…my husband and I will sit down and do a budget, and within a few days (sometimes not even that long) we act as if we never discussed a budget. We put our heads in the sand, cover our ears and say “lalalalalalala”! I keep praying about it, and nothing seems to help. I believe that discussing Crystal’s book on a regular basis will help keep us in check. Thank you for doing this 🙂

  389. I need to learn how to set goals and stick to them. But mostly to set them.

  390. I hope to get motivated to stick to a budget and CUT DOWN ON CLUTTER. It is the worst enemy around. I have lost massive amounts of money due to disorganization. Yes…please enter me in the book club!

  391. What would I like to gain? A renewed Gazelle Intensity as Dave Ramsey puts it. Before that happens, I think I need to ‘believe’ it can happen and that it can be accomplished. I quit setting goals years ago as it really seemed so discouraging that I never was able to follow through…I now have a better understanding of why that happened, so this is probably just what I need, when I need it!

  392. Just sat down with the hubs and worked out our first “real” budget. By real, I mean no messing around, no fudging the numbers, it’s time to get serious budget. I would love any extra help I could get.
    Thanks.

  393. Tami Foster says:

    My goal is to have a budget. It’s pretty much been paycheck to paycheck for the last 20 years of marriage. It must change as we get ready to help put our daughter through college beginning this Fall. I WILL be joining your book club and hope to win a free copy!

  394. Sounds fantastic!

  395. I would love to get on a budget and start saving money. I also need alot of advice on decluttering my life. Can’t wait for the book club to start!

  396. I’m very excited about Crystal’s book. I really need to set a budget. I’m always talking about it, but it never happens.

  397. Cheryl Beynum says:

    I’d love to win a copy! I hope to learn how to get out of debt and start building a financial safety net!

  398. I can’t wait to read this -there will be something new to learn I’m sure!

  399. I’d love more about goal setting and intentional living. I sometimes feel I’m just getting through the day…. Thanks for the opportunity!

  400. I would love to join in. I need a little jump start to keep our goals and budget in order.

  401. I would like to join. At this time, my family and I are looking at a trying time as I begin hip replacement surgery. We make a FANTASTIC living – however, I’m not sure if we have it in the bank for the insurance co-pays, not to mention six weeks off the job (no work/no money – I work in sales!).

    This makes me more ill than my hip – I”m too darn old to wrestle with this stuff anymore and need to make a change.

  402. I would love to win and participate. With two kids in college and our daughters wedding coming I would love to know how not to live pay check to pay check. I am exhausted from it.

  403. I keep trying but am never sure just how to start, so I get frustrated. Would love to read the book!

  404. I’d love to be free of debt,but more than that I’d just like to feel in control of my finances. I feel like I don’t know where our money goes.

  405. I’d love to join you for the giveaway & book club! The book sounds great. Hope to read it soon! Thanks

  406. I just want to refocus my budget….I know she can help with that:)

  407. Would love a copy of the book — my first goal (among many) would be to set up a budget we can live with!

  408. We are heavily in debt due to our bad decisions, surgical/health care bills, and a lower income. I am determined to get traction and make drastic decisions in order to turn this boat around. Stayed up last night making 12 month book, DIY, and habit lists. I need this book and the group to keep me motivated and supported. It’s going to be difficult but worth it!

  409. I just want to pay off all my consumer debt, that’s what’s killing us. After ALL of that’s paid off no student loan payment would be nice too. I’d love to try to keep up with the book club.

  410. I would LOVE to win one of Crystal’s books!!! And I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to be part of your year long adventure!!! I’m a SAHM to 5 kids and a more organized household would be so awesome!

  411. I would LOVE to join you!!!! I’m a SAHM to 5 kids and any organizing tips would be a plus 🙂

  412. Would love a copy. I find MSM so inspiring and this will be the year I enact actual budget !

  413. Brenda Patterson says:

    I personally hope to gain more simplicity in my life.Our grocery bill is where we have the most trouble. I plan on joining in on the book club also.

  414. I’d love to find out what’s different inside this book. I have doubt it would be a good read, just wondering what’s new that I haven’t heard already.

  415. I would love to learn how to ‘track’ better and know exactly what was spent throughout the year, to look back and learn. This could be an interesting experiment for me! Thanks for the book study!

  416. Bethany Peterson says:

    I need some motivation especially, but probably need the information as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

  417. Ann Marie says:

    I would love to get solid Christian based advice on organization, etc…

  418. I would love to join the book club if I won a book!!! The book sounds so useful 🙂

  419. Jennifer H. says:

    The no clutter leads to more money idea is the one I like.

  420. I dabble in all areas of what Crystal covers in her book, but I’m a master of none. I hope by reading it and participating in the book club I’ll become better in all areas. I’m so excited to get started!

  421. I would love to join in the book club!
    I hope to learn how to better manage my family finances and finally save enough money to buy a house and have a little breathing room in our budget!

  422. Count me in. I’d love to win the book and join the book club. I think this book could definitely help me reach some of my financial goals this year.

  423. What a great idea for a book club! I love it and would love to participate.
    I saw on the cover of the book the quote by Dave Ramsey! Wow what a great thing to have on the cover!

    I would love to learn to budget better and be a better steward with our money.

  424. We would love to learn how to really control our income and spending so we can save for our retirement (many many years down the road) and our children’s educations.

  425. I would love to break down my goals, especially financial ones!

  426. I’m a single mommy of 2, I need all the help I can get in budgeting tools!!!. My goal is to not live pAy heck to paycheck by the end of this year.

  427. Get rid of house mortgage & clutter!

  428. Heather M says:

    I would love this book, I need help. We have 3 kids (two teenagers) and my husband and I are both in college and I take care of my elderly mother who lives with us. Getting organized and our budget under control is so important!

  429. I would like to be better at goal setting and working our budget to help us find money for savings

  430. We are currently saving to pay cash for a new vehicle. I am trying to economize and trim our spending (especially on groceries) to help make this happen, so I would love to read Crystal’s book to learn how to do an even better job! I would like to participate in the book club as well.

  431. I’d love to learn anything I can about better managing my money and becoming debt free and who doesn’t wanna be organized.:)

  432. My life needs major organizing. I keep trying but it only lasts a short time. Help would be wonderful and the book club sounds fun.

  433. Kelly in Ga says:

    We are debt free except for the house by following the Dave Ramsey plan. Paying the mortgage off is our next step and I would love to learn ways to spend less do that we could pay it off ASAP! I am no longer a “facebooker” but will be following you on your website 😉

  434. I’d love to win a book. I’m in a situation like you — debt free and, ahem, a bit disorganized….hello clutter box….. — but I bet there is still something to learn from the book.

  435. I want to create more order in my life, for my sake and my family’s sake! And definitely to cut our budget, or course.

  436. I too am debt free (except for my home) but it seems that we live paycheck to paycheck. I would love to follow along and learn how to manage my life and money better. Maybe this will be the motivation I need!!

  437. What a great way to make sure that we are actually implementing what we read…not just reading. I love it. Count me in! We could always get better and save more!!

  438. Katherine says:

    I would like to read more about little things adding up into big things.

  439. With a toddler at home and a baby on the way, I need some better ways to simplify our routines and budget our time and money. Currently we sort of fly by the seats of our pants, and it would be great to get a better handle on these areas of our life.

  440. Stephanie says:

    I hope to gain some new budgeting techniques and new habits that I can work into my life to make a better me in 2012!

  441. Rebecca Scott says:

    I would like to clear out the clutter and get better control over our finances.

  442. Allyson Bolognone says:

    What do I hope to gain? Well, maybe more time with my three (almost four) little ones. I’m tired of living my life feeling just one step behind. I need help, and I think this is a great place to start. I want my kids to grow up remembering me as a joyful mother.

  443. Beth Kennedy says:

    I would love to read this book simply because I love the website. I’ve gotten loads if free samples and great tips. My goal this year is to come back to the Lord. I am a Christian. I believe and have faith but life gets in the way and I lose my way.

  444. Doreen Sevestrean says:

    I also would love to join the book club but don’t do facebook. But I would like to read the book and hope I can. My family is leaving as missionaries in Romania for a year. . . so I think the clutter part will be mostly taken care of (one suitcase of 50 lbs. per person doesn’t leave a lot of room for unnecessaries! 🙂 We’re out of debt (have never been in debt) but we do use our credit card and getting use to an all cash society will be a challenge. I sure hope I can learn some things from the book that will help me in that area! ! !

  445. My husband took a 60% pay cut this year to do additional training. While we were planning on 12 months we weren’t thinking about the 13th month when there might be 0 income! We should be able to weather the squall but tightening the belt even more would be welcome. When he is back to full pay our goal is to keep the tightened budget and really plan the savings and giving.

  446. I am excited to join in as well 🙂 I need tips on decluttering for sure! Also, my husband took a more stable job – but he makes half of what he use to. I am still adjusting to the decrease in income, and always need more budgeting help.

  447. I’d love to win this book!!! I need help overhauling my entire life and I’m hoping this book will be the motivation I need 🙂

  448. I would love to learn more organizational strategies so that when I clean up the house it doesn’t look like a tornado hit it again a few days later! I am interested in joining the book club.

  449. We are ok with our money… we are debt free (except the mortgage) and do not live paycheck to paycheck. However, we definitely dont always spend our money wisely. So I would like to find ways to be more intentional with our money and find ways to save more. I would also like to find a system that works for us where budgeting and finances in general come more natural and we dont have to think about it as much.

    And I will be joining your book club! I am so excited to read this book!!!

  450. Super way to start 2012….I am sooo in!!

  451. Would love to join in also!

  452. merridith says:

    I would love to get out of debt and give more

  453. I would love to learn how to save on only one salary. We never seem to be able to.

  454. I would love to join the book club. I have faithfully follwed money saving mom’s posts for over the past year. Crystal is very inspiring. I use coupons and am thrifty and fairly organzied but I think I can do more with less. I want to get financially stable and out of debt while focusing on my family. Looking forward to this journery!

  455. Mandy Luchene says:

    I would love to be debt free and get more organized.

  456. Stephanie C says:

    I am interested in the book club.. I am looking forward to learning new ideals on how to save money..

  457. I would like to learn how to pay down debt and start saving. Oh yeah, I could probably benefit from learning how to throw things away. haha I would LOVE to win a book. I do plan to participate in the book club. Sounds like fun! 🙂

  458. Would love to read the book and be a part of the club. Really need to learn how to organize and tackle better debt stratagies.

  459. I really need to make a budget for my family. There are months when I’m not sure where our money goes??

  460. I’m hoping to gain encouragement to keep going. Our debt doesn’t seem to bother my husband, but I find it suffocating. Some days it is hard to keep on the right track. 🙂

  461. Lea Stormhammer says:

    I’d LOVE to join in the book club – but I don’t do Facebook either, so it will just be here.

    I definitely need to get better about clutter and goal setting – finances are okay, but can always be improved. We’re looking at some HUGE changes – career-wise, family-wise, and income-wise – in the next two years and being “on top of things” would make such a difference.

    Count me in!
    Thanks,
    Lea

  462. I hope to achieve some calm… The constant mess is driving me crazy – with my life, kids and business..

  463. I feel like the theme song when Dark Vader walks, should be playing when I go into MY closet….the good Lord only knows what I will find in there. I am joining you wherever, FB, book club, under a bridge, I am there! I will keep my fingers crossed for a free book too!

  464. I would love to gain control over things, time and my budget!

  465. I’d love to be more organized about budgeting.

  466. I like you do good to cut cost here and there but no real plan. hopefully this book and book club will help me get a better handle on all of it overall.

  467. Sounds great! I’d love to learn how to be more intentional and set more concrete, attainable goals. Also, how to accelerate our goal of getting out of debt–2 small student loans and a mortgage left to go–yahoo! Credit card is paid off, but have our first baby on the way and don’t want to backslide!

  468. I would love to stream-line life and become more efficient at getting things done. That includes goal-setting as well! The book club sounds perfect for me.

  469. I am a single mom of 4. I have been paying down my credit card debt for 3 years and the end is (nearly) in sight. my goals then are to save so that I can do some needed repairs to my house and just feel less stressed about my life. I would love to join the book club.

  470. I need motivation! That is what I’m hoping for. I’m planning to return to work this summer in an effort to get our family out of debt and into a position where I can truly stay home without causing a financial strain or stressing out my husband. =)

  471. My big goal for the year is to use cash only and start saving more and paying down our home equity/mortgage. OK, maybe that’s more than one goal. I’ve been working on the clutter, but it keeps coming back! The book club idea sounds fun – might keep me accountable.

  472. I liked to read about goal setting so that I can goal accomplish instead of just goal set.

  473. Accountability of the book club is just what I need.

  474. This sounds good – I’d love to get a copy of the book to read – if I don’t win, guess it will be the library! Goal setting has been popping up in my reading and thoughts a lot lately, so I think the first chapter would be a great asset.

  475. My hardest issue is STICKING to the cash budget we make. Saying and doing are two different things! Maybe Crystal can help!

  476. I am looking forward to reading this book and putting into practice more habits that will keep me on the debt free track. Our library doesn’t have the book ordered yet, so I would really like to win a copy!

  477. My husband and I just created our very first budget for the month of January. Our goal is to stick with it and I’m sure the book club would help encourage us along the way.

  478. I love Crystal’s site and have learned so much. I struggle with actually getting it done. I love that there is going to be real life support behind this book in the form of the book club and extra discussions. I am not always great about being on Facebook, but I love reading the blogs. We have not been using credit cards for several years, but we are still under a mountain of debt and live paycheck to paycheck. I just can’t seem to get that snowball rolling.

  479. amandasuzanne says:

    ooh, very interesting, i hope to find some checks like you! 🙂 really, it would be great to be challenged to be more organized and generous.

  480. I would like to win this too. It sounds interesting. I’m definitely considering the book club too.

  481. Wendy Owen says:

    Sometimes you just don’t know where to get started, and this is the spot. I would love the oppurtunity to win a copy of Cystal’s book, as well as read and comment along with you. Thanks for the oppurtunity!

  482. I would love to rid our family of debt and become clutter free. Too many things in our lives suck up our time and energy.

  483. My husband and I recently became debt-free, except for our home and I am constantly looking for ways to be good stewards of our hard-earned money. Sooo looking forward to this book-club, Amy. thanks!

  484. What a great idea! I would love to win a copy of the book! I can’t tell you how much freedom I have received from putting myself on a written budget. I no longer have to wonder if I have enough money to make it to the end of the month! I no longer have to scramble to come up with the cash for a school field trip or a birthday party present – the money is there when I need it for the reason I need it! I am learning more every day about our new lifestyle and LOVING it!

  485. I would love to be a part of the book club. I have put myself on a very tight budget this year, with a whole new set of goals and I think this book and the Club would help keep me on track. Thank you for offering it.

  486. I have been following Crystal for a long time, but would love to implement even more of her ideas and plans through the book!

  487. Rachel Zsiga says:

    This sounds like something I *probably* should do. I’m sure I’ll find some similar things in my house!

  488. I need to learn the lessons you learned! I know how to save and cut back till it hurts. I need to clean out and take control.

  489. I’d love to get myself (and my husband) organized. I believe this book will help me in my goals for 2012.

  490. I’m joining you! What I need most is better budgeting! We create a budget every month but we often go over a bit and just try to make it up the next month! I have such a hard time with the cash/credit card thing. I am just not a cash girl. I need to re-think that and perhaps experiment for a month and see if it helps!

  491. Jennifer Spencer says:

    My husband and I are trying to get on track financially, and I definitely need more help with goal setting and saving money!

  492. I need it all! We’re trying to pay down our debt, but it’s taking FOREVER and the house is a MESS!

  493. Most trying to gain: inspiration for the times when the final Dave Ramsey baby step (owning the house with no mortgage) is a marathon rather than a sprint. 🙂 I’d love to participate in book club with you. (And, I have boxes like that, as well, although I’m not confident that I’ll find uncashed checks in them. More likely= two marbles, a puzzle piece, and one sock. Smile.)

  494. I don’t know if I’ll do the book club, but I’d love to gain control of excess clutter to save money! Thanks for the opportunity.

  495. I would love to be able to save more each month and to pay off my mortgage early!

  496. I hope to get the help I need to weed through the clutter. I know we lose a lot of stuff that has to be replaced simply because it doesn’t go back where it belongs.
    I’ll join in!

  497. I think I can gain a lot just starting on chp 1, setting goals!

  498. I love to get one of these books. My husband and I are really trying to get our spending cut down and are savings up and I love some good tips on how to do that. Thanks

  499. I hope to cut out the clutter & chaos so I can move forward to new goals.

  500. I need to work on budgeting and working down our debt. Definitely lack in the area of “discipline” with it. Hope to follow along in the book club!

  501. We are debt free except our house, so the goal setting tips are what I’m most looking forward to! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  502. I’d LOVE for this book to help me with a few of my resolutions: staying on budget, living simpler, and creating a happier home!

  503. I would like to get my clutter under control. Thanks!

  504. I also have some catchall boxes. I could learn a few things about organizing and scaling back…

  505. What do I hope to gain? Money!! All the lost money that I know we have, but I can’t seem to find.

  506. Rachel Beita says:

    I would like ideas on a setting a better budget and systems to accomplish what I need to every day and long term.

  507. I hope to gain skills on organizing and decluttering my life, and save a little money while I am at it. I know what I need to do, just don’t really know how to get it done without wearing myself and my family out.

  508. I am a procrastinator and at the same time I set too many goal, that are very rarely met which results in a lot of stress for me, so I’d like to break my habit of procrastination and learn to set reasonable, reachable goals and lessen my stress. I would love to win the book as buying it is not in my budget right now. I would also like to join your book club.

  509. I’d love to join the book club! I would like to have less clutter in my home and streamline my budget to get out of debt.

  510. I need help with creating a budget that works for me! Thanks!

  511. I would love to win this book :). My ultimate goal is to become a stay-at-home Mom. We have 1 son who is almost 2 and another one due in August and I want to be with them so badly!

  512. I would be very interested in trying to save a bit more. I am sure there are a few things that are costing me more than they should, and I’dreally benefit from this book’s tips and know-how. I don’t do Facebook, but I am interested in joining a book club, and I would be happy to participate. Thanks!

  513. Wow,I could sure use this book! Both for budgeting and saving money AND organizing and decreasing clutter.

  514. I would LOVE a copy of this book. I have been following Money Saving Mom for quite a while… and have implemented quite a few of her ideas and tips.. I am a single mom and the only bread winner for our family. I spend a lot of time helping others because of my job (I’m a counselor) and find it difficult to help myself sometimes. The greatest solace I have, is when I am able to find a tip, apply it, and make my daughters life a little better by adding something to it, like ballet classes. Having an opportunity to read the book, for free, Because, honestly, I haven’t added a tip to be able to buy it yet, 😉 would be great 🙂

  515. I can’t wait to read this book. I have one in college and two more to go so I’ve become more and more aware of trying to manage our money wisely.

  516. I would love to feel more in control of our finances. As in we manage the money and it doesn’t manage us.

  517. I sooo need help with clutter!! And from my clutter I get overwhelmed and then I procrastinate and then I feel like there’s never enough time to get anything done!!

  518. I a excited to learn how to save money and streamline my life in order to spend more time with my family:)

  519. I am looking for a way to transition from credit cards to cash without having to quit cold turkey and pay interest charges on the credit card.

  520. Christina says:

    I want to join as well, I would really like to organize my budget and save more and I would love some support along the way!

  521. My husband was laid off at the end of December from the part-time job he got after he was laid off from his full-time job 3 years ago. I need help learning how to stretch the resources we do have to help us through this rough patch. I follow your blog and Crystal’s – they have both helped me tremendously the last several years. I can’t thank you both enough for all the work you put into your blogs.

  522. I would love to work on following through with the goals that I’ve set for the new year. Thanks

  523. i would love to learn more about setting goals. And decluttering. And becoming debt free. i will be checking out her book! Thanks 🙂

  524. My husband and I are also debt-free, but I know I still waste money by all the clutter in my home. Particularly when I can’t find something that I know I have … somewhere! and then I have to go out and buy a duplicate. I think this book would really be an inspiration to me.

  525. I’m going to be honest. We don’t follow a budget, we have crazy credit card debt, school loans, car loan and mortgage. We have no savings and struggle to make it paycheck to paycheck. We make plenty of money, but I NEED to start following a budget!

    I would love a copy of the book and am planning to participate in the book club.

  526. Katrina Page says:

    I have so much debt from school, because I’ve used about 98% loans to pay for it all. So I’m terrified that I won’t be able to pay it off in a timely manner. And I’m afraid that I will spend the rest of my life under the cloud of this debt. I’m so young, not even 25 yet, and I’m already feeling crushed by this. Crystals website makes me smile, I visit it every single morning when I wake up. I will be buying a copy of this book, if I don’t win one.

  527. All of those topics sounds like something at which I could do better, so I am excited about it!

  528. We are currently working at getting out of debt and this year for the first time I set some goals for the years. I’m interested in seeing what she says about decluttering since we are moving and now would be a good time to declutter. I’m thinking about following the book club.

  529. Melissa S. says:

    I am very motivated by Crystal to not only save more money but to set goals and push myself more. I would also love to be a part of the book club. Great idea!!

  530. I am terrible at organization and am quite the craft junkie. I REALLY need the extra ‘umph’ to get me going here.

  531. I’ve followed Crystal’s blog for several months now and love her realistic, simple approach to frugal living. I love how she explains helpful tips and ideas for saving money that aren’t “crazy” and “obscure”. She is definitely someone who practices what they preach. Most of her advice is from her own mistakes and successes, learning through trial and error. I’d love to win a copy of her book and glean even more in-depth knowledge from the “MoneySavingMom”!

  532. I believe I need this book because I keep resisting it! Probably reasonable goal-setting and completion would be high on the list.

  533. I admire Crystal’s blog and look forward to reading her book. I think I could learn alot, definitely interested in streamlining my life and some help with goal setting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  534. I would like to be more organized and motivated.

  535. First time reader and commenter. I’m going to subscribe to your blog and read along. Would love a copy of the book 🙂

  536. I would love to join the book club, I don’t do facebook, but I follow you here. Coincidentally we’re set to payoff our house by the end of Feb. So I’d really like to get a better handle on the money side of things before March comes and I end up spending more than I should. It’s hard to be disciplined sometimes.

  537. After being unemployed for the summer, my husband found a new job in November. We are now adjusting to a biweekly paycheck (but very thankful to get it). I would love to get our finances on track so that we could eventually pay off our house early.

  538. I would love to learn more about goal setting and budgeting.

  539. I’d love a copy! I think the budgeting would help the most; we’ll be moving on from grad school soon so we really have very little ‘stuff’ and not much debt, but once we (God-willing) start the ‘next chapter’ I’d love to get started on the right foot!

  540. I would like to get a handle on having 3 kids in college and preparing the way for the last two that will be going to college. It isn’t easy.
    But it could be more peaceful.

  541. Id like to learn alot more about setting and sticking to a strict budget and how to cut our food bill. We have 6 children and food is so expensive!

  542. Looking forward to it.

  543. I want to get out of debt. Love to join the book club.

  544. wow, this almost makes me want to do facebook 🙂 I hope I win!!!

  545. a simple and organized life

  546. ElaineDavis says:

    If I read the book, will someone come to my house and clear out the clutter for me? : ) I need someone who’s not attached to this stuff to force me to part with it…
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  547. I already feel like I do a good job with cutting coupons, saving at the grocery store and drugstore but we’re still just breaking even at the end of the month. I’d love to get some tips on paying off our car and house debt (we pay our credit card off every month!) since those are our big payments.

  548. Budgeting and saving ideas. Tired of the paycheck to paycheck life. Love to be part of the book club.

  549. If anyone ever needed this book it would be me.

  550. Mindy Easterling says:

    I can’t wait for the book to come out. I need guidance and direction in goal setting and getting organized.

  551. I struggle with clutter and keeping on track with goals. I’m the person who buys extra of something because I can’t find where I placed it the first time. 🙁 Now with another child on the way on long with order in my house and budget before my new bundle of joy arrives! I love Crystal and the thought of doing her book as part of book club with discussion and support sounds great!! 🙂

  552. Honestly, I want to find a way to involve my husband and gain his support and participation in goal setting and budgeting or, a way to work around him. (I know that sounds terrible) I deisre to really work on our debt situation this year and replace my car which is on it’s last leg right now.
    My other desire/goal for this year to to take toime to be with my friends and to connect more with other women. The book club sounds like a great place to start.

  553. Seems like since we have become completely debt-free, it still feels like we’re going nowhere. I need a good kick to become more intentional and disciplined. We have become a little too lax in our spending, buying and doing things that we had put off, some very much needed but since we weren’t intentional it feels like we’re spinning wheels.

  554. This book sounds great, and I love your comments on the first two chapters. I follow both your and Crystal’s blogs- and I hope to learn additional ways to change my perspective about savings and giving in order to do even more of both. I won’t be participating in the facebook book talk, but hope to read more of your candid responses on your blog. Thanks!

  555. Ok, first of all, why are you not getting paid via Paypal? No check depositing required LOL. Second – I have been toying with whether to purchase this book or not. I want it really bad, but I don’t normally buy books, you know? I would really like to join in the book club though, so if I don’t win, I just might buy it.

    • PayPal takes a chunk out each time, so I didn’t want to do that. I *am* however now being paid by direct deposit. Yay! LOL

  556. I would love to win a copy of the book and be part of your club.

  557. I hope to finally “get it” when it comes to coupons and saving money. I’ve tried unsuccessfully in the past and it just hasn’t worked out for me. I’d love to win! I would so be interested in the book club too!

  558. I would like to become better at this all around. My husband and I are struggling to keep our budget working and any ideas to get us on a better track would be amazing! I would love to join the book club too,

  559. I really need to make something happen this year with our finances and I can’t wait to read her book! Thanks and I look forward to the book club!

  560. I would like to be more goal oriented with my money and more focused. There is always room for improvement!

  561. I think I’m on top of my finances–I want to see if I’m missing anything important!

  562. Christy McCullough says:

    This would be great. We’re debt free and FPU coordinators, and I am always looking for more ideas to share. I’ve realized this Christmas break though that we have gotten complacent, that i’ve been feeling like we are “there” so we don’t have to be as diligent, careful, organized, etc. I initally wanted Crystal’s book for ideas for others, but now think that it will do way more for myself and my family.

  563. Meredith Yakelis says:

    This sounds awesome! I need help sticking to a schedule with my kids and getting my finances organized in general, getting rid of clutter would be good too! : )

  564. my goals this year are to delutter, simplify, and pay off debt with a long-term goal to be debt-free in the next few years, so this blog and Crystal’s book couldn’t have come at a better time! I’ll definitely be participating in the book club!

  565. need all the help I can get

  566. this is the year I will make a budget, get out of debt….but I need guidance! I think this book will help!

  567. Jacque Avant says:

    I have been guilty of the same thing you have. Since Thanksgiving I have a box where I found the same things. Thats money thrown right in the trash. I hope to stop my wasteful ways and reorganize my life. Thanks for the chance to win a book. Enjoy your blog so much. May this be the best year ever for you and your family.
    Jacque

  568. I do pretty well with saving money and living within our means, but I’m terrible about actually having a written budget and accounting for every cent. I’d like to be more organized. I have the same problem of a having a huge pile on my desk that never gets dealt with and keeps getting added to every time I need to clean the kitchen table in a hurry. I’d like to have better time management as well to make the most out of every day.

  569. Alba Kerr says:

    I would like to have a copy of the book as well as join the book club. I’d like to save as much as I can, whenever I can so we can do more as a family. God bless!

  570. This book would be a great way to help keep me on budget!

  571. Heather N says:

    I do not have a budget (gasp!), so I know that is the first step probably (or maybe not, since the first chapters are not about that issue). We manage to do pretty well on one income, but I would like to maximize our money. Thanks for the giveaway!

  572. How to be wiser with the gifts God has given us–that’s our goal for this year and this book would definitely help.

  573. I would love to learn more on saving money and I will totally be joining your book club!

  574. I’d love to join the book club! I’m looking forward to cutting the clutter this year and setting better more attainable goals!

  575. Hello! I will definately be following your book club. I am starting this year out with all the great advice I have received from moneysavingmoms blog. My goal is to become debt free, organize our family life and learn to save money. I would love to win a copy of Crystals book.

  576. I would love to stop wasting money and keep better track of what I spend. Getting organized would help both of those goals I think.

  577. Maudie the Maid says:

    I need to improve goal setting. I always need new ideas to improve.

  578. Simplifying my life a lot would be a definite finer thing for me. That’s what I hope to learn as part of Crystal’s efforts in the book. Saving money too? Booya!!

  579. 2 years into living on my own, I’ve got my basic expenses worked out and now I’d like to try to scale back and just overall be more intentional with my saving, spending, and life in general (which I hadn’t thought about until I read Crystal’s blog).

  580. We are haoping to sell our house and build this year. One goal of mine this year is not to take all this *stuff* that has taken up space in our house to go with us.
    As a full time working mom and wife I have got to get controll of this madness. All I feel I do is run in cirlcles and nothing ever gets done!
    I plan on following your blogg to help keep me on track and motivated!

  581. Mary Sunshine says:

    Since my husband developed some serious health issues Two year ago–about the same time that I started following MSM (God’s timing is perfect!)–we have been able to implement the budgeting tips I’ve learned from Crystal in order to stay out of debt with his medical bills. I would love to learn more ways to make further room in our budget for savings.

  582. God (and my son) have been telling me I need to quit my job and home school. I so desperately want to; however, finances says otherwise. I know God is bigger then my bank account and He will take care of us but he doesnt want me to sit by and do nothing. God does expect me to make use of all tools available and to work at this as well. I made the mess but He is willing to help me clean it up.

  583. It would be fantastic to win this book. I try to budget/save, but could do so much better and would like to reduce debt/expenses. I enjoy your blog and MSM and look forward to reading more about the book club. Not sure if I will follow on facebook – don’t really do the facebook thing. Thanks for your honesty and sharing your experiences.

  584. Michelle R says:

    I’m looking forward to the chapter on decluttering as I just seem to be moving things around in my house. I will also be joining the book club.

  585. I would love to win a copy! I have been working hard on our 2012 budget and would love to see what I could do to improve on my system!

  586. I would love to join. I’m in desperate need to get out of this mess that we have created with debt. Thanks so much!

  587. I would love this…our finances are a mess. It seems like we make enough to cover our bills, but it never seems to work out that way…we do not have a budget, and are barely scraping by. I know we way overspend on groceries, and struggle with want vs. needs. We are trying to make do with one salary while I am in grad school and raising kids. Perhaps this will help me to gain the discipline I need to stick to a budget to ease my pain every time I sit down with the checkbook.

  588. This sounds great – I used to do so well with budgeting, but life got in the way. Need a good push to get going again!!

  589. Keri Markham says:

    I would love to join the book club and get insight on new ways to live a more stress free and financially responsible life. I want to focus more on my family and less on things. I would love to budget my time and focus more on my husband, kids, and helping others. So, I can’t wait to start reading the book and joining the book club!

  590. I would love to learn to set a budget and stick by it. My ultimate goal is to become debt free. My life could really benefit from decluttering. Help! I want to join the book club also.

  591. We have declared war on the clutter (physical, financial, etc.) in our lives. We are looking for tools to help us fight the battle. Accountability in the form of a discussion group sounds great. Thank you for the opportunity.

  592. I hope to gain the focus needed to finally make 2012 the year that I eliminate clutter (physical and mental). Looking forward to the book club to keep me on task!

  593. I would love to read this book and be a part of the discussion group. I need to organize my life better so I can have extra time in my day to find ways to earn some money. We are debt-free except for our house, and I would love to be able to contribute toward our goals.

  594. Looking forward to the book club!!! My hubby and I have been stuck to our budget for 6 months and LOVE it. We both need help gaining better control of the clutter in our life. From the sound of it this book will help us!

  595. I hope to gain the insight I need to follow through and make more changes that are needed so we can get out of debt while having less income now that I am a SAHM afte being laid off. And yes I am in for the book club.

  596. I hope to gain the insight I need to follow through and make more changes that are needed so we can get out of debt while having less income after being laid off. And yes I am in for the book club.

  597. I absolutely need to learn how to do all those things! Recent college grad with loan upon loan upon loan. Help!

  598. I came to terms with the fact that despite how hard my husband and I work, and no matter how many hours we put in we would never be able to fully pay off and get rid of our student loans. However, Crystal has a way of energizing and motivating me and making me feel like it really is an attainable goal. With her (and your) help and encouragement I hope to become better at sticking to the budget and kissing debt goodbye!

  599. I’d love to be organized and get rid of the stuff I keep hanging on to.

  600. I would love to get more organized and would love to be debt free. I’m still trying to figure out how to budget and stick with it. I would love to join.

  601. Karen Davis says:

    I would like to be clutter free and debt free for 2012. Excited about the book club and reading this book.

  602. Kathy Davis says:

    Hmm, what I’d like most to gain from the book? How NOT to be mired in self-pity! I moan and grumble about my lack of time to get the house in order, do the things that are important to me and take care of my family faithfully. Help me get out of the rut of discontent and tackle things the way they are, not how I wish they were!

    I’d love to join in your book club too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  603. As a working mom with our second baby one the way, I’m always looking for ways to be more efficient with our time and money. I think I get more out of the articles on you and Crystal’s blogs than I do from the deals postings (although those help, too!). So the Money Saving Mom book is the next step! So many coupon blogs are just about deals and stuff, but I love how your blogs are more balanced and focused on tailoring all the great tips and tricks into the overall philosophy of a balanced life and happy family.

    In short, I’m hoping to get perspective and motivation from the MSM book, just like I’ve been getting from the MSM blog!

  604. Your post really sold me. We’re debt free too (except the house), and so I wasn’t sure I needed the book. Now I KNOW I do. I would love to be better and organizing and getting rid of clutter.

  605. Christine says:

    I really want to read this book. I’m hoping it will be motivational and help me overcome inertia to start productive habits.

  606. I need to learn to be more disciplined about staying on a budget. I love moneysavingmom.com I check it several times a day. 🙂

  607. I think goal-setting would be the most helpful information in this book. I would love to read it.

  608. I had to laugh at your post and think , that is so me. I am working on organization and decluttering this year, but never thought that could/would also help me save money? spend less, give more?

    thanks
    Lyn

  609. I would like to create a feeling of peaceful organization in my life–the clutter always makes me feel behind and I too miss deals!

  610. Heather Harrell says:

    I would love to gain the knowledge of budgeting. I have tried, but always fail on my own. I need help in that area.

  611. I need motivation and accountability!!!

  612. Jennifer Duncan says:

    I’d love to join the book club. I do a lot of reading about money management, but I need to get serious and take some action. I have 3 girls and would love for them to participate in their summer church functions so I need to cut some items in order to save more money-Thanks!

  613. Trinity H. says:

    What a great book and giveaway. One of my goals for this year is to dig through all my stuff and organize or purge just don’t know where to start and thats how I have a giant box of to be filed in our bedroom because I hate filing (lol nice stack at work also).

  614. This sounds great! Count me in for the book club. I can relate to the bedroom clutter.. that’s a spot I’ve been meaning to tackle ever since I went out on maternity leave SIXTEEN MONTHS ago!! I’m looking forward to finding the motivation to attack my goals!

  615. We are debt-free except for the house. We’re pretty frugal and I’m constantly searching for even more ways to save money. I’m looking forward to Money Saving Mom’s book to give us the boost we need to purchase the farm that adjoins our so that we can expand our registered angus business as well as get a new business venture up and going. Thanks!

  616. Debbie Jennings says:

    What I most hope to gain from reading “The Money Saving Mom’s Budget” is organizational skills, and a way to save money for my family.
    I do want to join you in reading and following this book. It sounds like something that will be helpful.

  617. sarah arrieta says:

    I really want to read her book. If I happen to win a copy I would like to be participate with the book club, even if I don’t ill follow along. I’m sure ill pick up a few tips.

  618. I want to be kickstarted (again!) by Crystal’s motivation. Since having a baby last year, we’ve gotten lax with budgeting around here. Crystal’s dose of no-nonsense common sense is probably just what I need.

  619. Goal Setting is my newest “goal” LoL

  620. I am joining the club!! I would love to learn ways to help pay off credit card debt and our house.

  621. I would love to sharpen my skills in saving money and be a better steward with our resources.

  622. My house looks like something of a beginners hoarder. I am hoping this book will help me get my clutter, overspending and overeating under control. I really believe if one is out of wack then this leads to a spiral downfall for other things in your life. I am looking forward to reading the book and following your blog over the next year.
    Thanks,
    Jennifer

  623. I want to join the book club! I can’t wait to read the book. I NEED to get organized, pay down debt and save thousands a year! HELP!!!!!

  624. I would love tips/tricks I don’t know already, but in the unlikely case that I do know everything, just some motivation! Sometimes w/ 3 small children, a home to care for and a part time WAHM job, it’s just exhausting.

  625. Hi! I loved to see what this book has to say. I am into couponing, but my house is not so organized. I need to definatly organize our life!!

  626. A new perspective and attitude! Something always seems to throw us a curve ball to get us off track but I guess that’s life. I am so ready to make a change in our way of life so count me in. Thanks!

  627. I’ve been reading moneysavingmom from day 1! But I feel like such a failure at budgeting, because I keep forgetting to keep up with it. Hopefully there are some tips or encouragement in the book!

  628. I am really praying that we get out of debt this year! I love Crytal’s blog and have entered several giveaways to win her book. If I don’t win any of them, I will definitely be buying it!!

  629. I would love to join too!

  630. I’d love it if the book could help my hubby and I get on the same page with budgeting! The book club sounds fun

  631. I would like to be better at setting realistic goals in regard to leading a simpler life… and finding ways to stick with them! I would love to be part of the book club.

  632. Yes, I am in on your book club. It sounds like fun. And what do I hope to gain out of reading this book?

    1. Declutter my closets and house. I know I will feel so much better because it is always on my mind to do.

    2. Get Debt Free

    3. Set Goals. I have never been a goal setter and I cringe at the idea of writing them out. But I am willing to give it a try.

  633. I have been so excited for Crystal’s book to come out. I can’t wait to find additional ways to trim our budget and cut the clutter. This “book club” will be a great way to help me stay on track with this year’s overall goal– living intentionally.

  634. I would love to control my money and my space better. I am the queen of “out of site out of mind”!

  635. I would love to get better at sticking to my budget. I have one but need to stick to it much closer to be able to reach my goals.

  636. With nine children, let’s just say, life is a little crazy. I need to get organized and save money.

  637. How funny. Yes we all need a reminder every once in awhile to clean out our clutter and get more organized.

  638. Goal-setting and budgeting are two things I would love to get from the book.

  639. I am goal setting for the first time in my 36 years and I hope we follow through on a family budget.

  640. I want to be that Proverbs 31 woman that is described in the bible. And when I leave this earth and I stand in the prescence of my Heavenly Father, God will say to me “well done thou good and faithful servant” I still have so much about budgeting that I need to know and especially now that I am a grandmother and my grandchildren live with me I need to set the example and teach them. I believe that this book will help me to do just that.

  641. Natalie S says:

    I also am bad at discovering expired coupons for freebies or rewards..hate that! I’m hoping Crystal’s book will help in that area of my life, and we are also taking baby steps to reduce our debt. Thanks for the chance!

  642. Tara Laxson says:

    I’m working toward becoming debt-free. This book club will be a great source of inspiration :)!

  643. I’d love to get the motivation back to budget again!! Our plan is to become debt-free this year.

  644. I’m looking forward to the advice. We just finished FPU, so this will be a great follow up.

  645. I’d like to get better at follow-through and getting back on track when life throws you a curve-ball.

  646. Sheila Smith says:

    I am excited about the book club. I hope to gain knowledge with my time managment. I struggle with getting it all done.

  647. I would love to organize my life and finances to have more quality, less chaotic, time with my husband and children.

  648. I just can’t breathe anymore. I want to be able to breathe again without stressing so much over finances.

  649. Yes i plan on participating. I hope to stay focused and having daily accountability.

  650. What I would like to gain in reading this book is some order and balance in my life regarding finances. I am a beginner coupon clipper and money saver, and am working on more organization with such, to make it less time consuming and more efficient all around. Please enter me in the drawing and I am certainly interested in being a part of your Money Saving Mom book club. Thank you!!!

  651. Jenniffer says:

    My financial life is very disorganized. You’re not the only one who has wasted coupons for free items or has not returned rebate forms! I’m hoping that Crystal’s book will help me to turn things around. Thanks for the opportunity!

  652. Stephanie says:

    This is such a great idea!! I really need to get my financial life together.

  653. I would really like to be able to reduce our spending and have a lot more in savings.

  654. I would love her free book! I visit her blog at least 4 times a week! We’re already debt free and I know that’s not the end to budgeting, it’s really the beginning. I want to learn how to prioritize and offer my kids more without the price. I want to “pay back” more wisely and be more efficient. I hope I will be able to learn these things and more.

  655. I would love to win a copy of this book! Also I would love to be a part of the book club. Thanks

  656. I would love to solidify my budget and the encouragement to stay all fired up to pay off our home loan!!! This book sounds great!!

  657. This sounds exactly what I need to get me motivated! I would love to win the book! Thank you!

  658. I am working on goal setting but would love to learn more, also about getting rid of clutter and of course to save money! I will be in for the book club! Can’t wait.

  659. Tracey T. says:

    I would most like to get our finances in better shape. We do pretty well with our income right now, but I’d like to become a stay-at-home mom so I want to learn to do even better!

  660. kendra davis says:

    I would love to win a copy for my birthday since its the day after!!!!! Thanks for doing this, very excited to join the group

  661. following through on everything…goals, organizing, schedules, budget. We always start well but don’t always follow through.

  662. I need all the help I can get … police officer husband, I sell real estate … 4 kids with one in college … HELP!

  663. Been working hard over the last year to improve my debt. I am mediocre at finding those coupon deals, and almost have the credit card debt conquered but still spend about an hour a day trying to find ways to cut costs to pay down the mortgage and student loan bills. I am a nurse who has a weekend premium position so my weeks are devoted to my family. My husband is in college for paramedic after being laid off from a factory. I babysit on the side and do substitute school nursing. I read alot on my breaks at work since I work third shift and all is quiet. I would love to be part of your book club. Hope to hear from you soon!!!!

  664. I would love to get out of debt! Read Ramsey books and have been working away but I need new motivation!

  665. I can’t wait for Crystal’s book. I have followed her blog from the beginning and have learned SO much.

  666. Laura Miller says:

    I am hoping to get and implement more ideas on saving money that I am currently not using so my husband and I can finish paying off our consumer debt this year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  667. I’m most excited about passing this on to my children- the good habits of working hard to get your desired results! By learning to effectively save money and organize, I’m passing it on to the next generation- awesome!

  668. MomofTwoPreciousGirls says:

    What do you most hope to gain from reading the book?

    A little help to get my life in order…reading Crystal’s blog has been such an inspiration and I have instituted some of her ideas and they are great….cannot wait to read this book!

  669. Connie Corey says:

    Intentional goal setting is my downfall!

  670. I cant wait to clear clutter. I just know that will help with so many other areas. I am really dedicated to this for the year.
    I cant wait!

  671. Lindsay Griego says:

    Hey your post was really funny and real. All your points are so true. My friend was telling me about this book and I would to take part in this discussion.

  672. I read a few free chapters from Crystal’s blog and they were wonderful and I would like to learn lot’s of things from the book as it seems to cover an array of topics.

  673. I would love to read this book, I really need help when it comes to cutting the clutter!! that is something I really struggle with. I would also like to be able to stick to a budget, and this book sounds like it could really help.

  674. I am so excited to de-clutter. I am a saver of everything, still have high school papers. Who needs those?!
    I cannot wait to be neat and organized!

  675. I would love to learn more on sticking to my budget and saving money. I will be following along with you as you go through the book!

  676. I would love to win a copy. I am super interested in the budget and money saving sections. Also clearing the clutter. I would love to join in with the book club and discussions.

  677. I would love a copy of this book! I have done some goal setting for the new year, as suggested by Crystal in a post on her blog. I would love to use this book and your layout of working through a chapter per month!

  678. I would love to learn about her goal setting process and any tips or advice she has on setting goals and sticking to them.

  679. We want to pay off our mortgage in 5 years so we will be completely debt free…hoping to learn some more new tips…really need to work on our budget. Thanks!

  680. I am very exciting to take part in this!! I hope to further my knowledge on goal setting and living a more organized life!

  681. I would love the book and to join in the convo!! I have my fair share of embarrassing messes!

  682. What do I most hope to gain from reading the book? Peace of mind! My goal in 2012 is to get life under control…finances, clutter, etc. and this will be a great start!

  683. Stephanie says:

    I hope to get a handle on my spending. I love the book club idea and will be joining that as well.

  684. Christina says:

    Would love to have her book & be a part of the book club! Our family of 5 needs to get on track!

  685. I hope to learn more about getting out of debt. I would also love to participate in the book club.

  686. christina says:

    i want to win!!! i love her blog and find all of her advice really helpful =)

  687. WE WANT TO BE DEBT FREE!!! I am so excited to read this book and I will be joining your Book Club as well. Thank you!

  688. I would love to get a copy of this book. My youngest son will be a Sr in HS next year. I need to get a budget to start saving for college (I know I should have started along time ago). My other kids didn’t go b/c we didn’t have the $$, but my youngest really wants to go. I would like to make that happen without going to far in debt to make that a reality.

  689. Michele K says:

    Thank you for offering the Money Saving Mom’s Budget book! I look forward to reading the book and following along on your site as you do the Book Club. I’ve learned alot from The Money Saving Mom’s blog and I am excited to see what other tips she has up her sleeve. Mostly, I need some encouragement and support in DISCIPLINE!! Knowing that I’m not along in these endeavor gives me support to keep going.

  690. This is going to be fun! I hope. I just want to have PEACE! My anxiety over too much month at the end of the money spills over into more areas than just finances! UGH! So I could really use this challenge. I am so looking forward to reading Crystal’s book and learning from each other along the way. Look out Peace, here I come!

  691. Shannon Lindboe says:

    I love reading the Money Saving Money Mom everyday on Facebook but I feel like Amy what else can I do? Plus I work full time, is there enough extra time to devote to see? I love that you are doing a book club online.

  692. I can definitely use a guiding hand when it comes to goal setting, decluttering, and money management. The Book Club sounds great since it kind of comes with accountability. I hope a win a copy of Crystal’s book so I can join the book club.

  693. I am really interested in her advice about goal-setting. This is a really weak area for me. And YES, I am interested in the book club. Thanks!

  694. I think I need a kick in the pants to do the things I know to do! Just reading this post I am ready to tackle the clutter in my home, I know when I am more organized I make less trips to the store!

  695. Stephanie says:

    I would love to read this book. I hope to finally get our life organized. I constantly feel things are out of my control. My husband is a full-time college student & I work part-time as a receptionist. Hence, not a lot of money coming in right now to take care of a family of 4. If we could learn to manage our money it would be a major stress reliever! I plan on joining in on the book study, too. Thank you!

  696. I really need organization help and budget ideas. I struggle with both. Thank you for the giveaway.

  697. I want to learn to be more organized and more purposeful with how we spend our money. I will join the book club too.

  698. I’d like to learn how to get rid of clutter–and keep it away. Even my pantry seems cluttered with all those stockpile bargains!

  699. I would love to win a copy! We are in the middle of Dave Ramsey’s Step 2, so I don’t have room in the budget to buy it right now. I hope that by reading it, I will get more insight into being purposeful with my time. We are doing fairly well, financially, but I need to be more exacting, earnest, and meaningful with my time.

    I think the book club is a great idea, and I would love to participate! Thanks!

  700. I plan to join you!

    I think my Husband and I get “it.” The credit cards are gone, the budget is in place and we have been working towards reducing debt. I am hoping that this book club and a couple other things I’m doing act as motivation to keep us going in the right direction. And of course if we learn something new along the way that might not be a bad thing either!

  701. Thank you for being so transparent. I have found things in the pile too. I never thought about my clutter costing me money. I suppose just the fact that there is clutter means I have bought things I don’t really need. I would like to join you on facebook.

  702. I’ve spent the last year freaked out about tuition as our eldest child started college in August. I would love to find some financial peace of mind.

  703. Stephanie says:

    Just over 6 months ago I went from being a vegetarian health food eating not concerned about money spending woman to being a wife of the sweetest meat & potatoes man living on a budget. Not only do I need help with learning to be a home-maker (and not to mention cook meat!) but overall I am hoping to learn how to adopt a system to help us stretch our grocery dollar that will allow us to purchase some high-quality food items regularly. I’m looking to support my husband’s lead as we work toward our financial goals while not having to sacrifice our health. I’m not on FB regularly but Im looking forward to reading the info both you & Crystal post. Thanks!

  704. I would love to join the bookclub. I am interested in this book to help me get back my “gazelle” intensity regarding our familys’ finances. We are very close to being debt free other than the mortgage but it seems like such a big obstacle.

  705. I would love to learn how to save money in a way that also saves stress and time! And I know Crystal has something to say about that!

  706. Would love to read the book and walk along side you in reading it. just learned about your blog. love you honesty.

  707. I would love to join the book club, my husband & I are expecting our first child (after 3 years of infertility hell) in April and I am just starting to try to figure out if we could possibly live on one income….I need all the help I can get! I would love to win a copy 😉

  708. I would love to really set a budget and stick with it!!!

  709. I’d like more info and feedback about the no credit card idea. We pay them off every month but we live in the middle of no-where which is one reason why credit cards are very handy. Yes, I’d like to join the book club but I don’t get on face book (one of my time-saving strategies : ). Is it possible to duplicate here what is posted there? (Of course, if it doesn’t involve a lot of time to do so.)

    Thanks! Would love to win one of the books!

    • I’ll likely summarize the FB discussions here, so you won’t miss out on too much. 😉 We still use our credit card a lot, too, so taking the cash challenge will be a hard one for me!

  710. Yes, I would love to recieve the book. Reducing clutter and organizing are a few things that would help our family.

  711. I want to join, too!

  712. This year we are tying to get back on track financially. My husband just started a business and we have been living off my income for the past year. I hope to pay off some debt and save more for retirement.

    I hope I win a book so that I can join this book club.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  713. I need to organize this chaos, so that my seven kids aren’t ashamed to bring their friends over, and especially so that we have enough money to help them out with college.

  714. Nancy Loughran says:

    We need to get serious. Facing retirement and 1/2 the income we need to eliminate “oops we overspent” or “oops we didn’t plan well and I bought a duplicate ham”

  715. Jeanine Fowler says:

    I will definitely be joining the book club! I’ve been married for a little over a month and am ready to get our finances in order!! We need help saving and organizing our finances as a couple.

  716. We “know” what we should be doing but need a jump start to get back on track. I think Crystal’s book would be just the right thing to get 2012 off to a good start.

  717. celina boulanger says:

    to findthe one puzzle piece that will make it all fall into place regarding the couponing vs spending to get deals i dont need

  718. We need help sticking to a budget!

  719. for my daughter

  720. I would love to win this book, but if I don’t I will ask for a copy as a birthday present this month! I have been following Crystal’s blog for approximately 3 years and LOVE it!!!! What started out as a source for coupons and deals has grown into more of a source of overall stewardship resources and life management.
    I am not on Facebook, but will follow the discussion and posts on this site. I am looking for insight on keeping the focus to achieve financial goals that take years to accomplish (paying off our mortgage). It is easy to become discouraged when the progress seems so small. I can’t wait to read this book and follow this blog. What a great way to start 2012!

  721. Tamara Austin says:

    I am very excited about this book, and the book club! I need to learn to tighten my expenses even further, and to be more organized.

  722. I’m hoping for some calm friendly advice that this pregnant (and exhausted) mommy can slowly implement on my own (slow) timeframe. Great giveaway!

  723. I’d love to join the book club. Ways to make decluttering not so overwhelming and save money have me sold on reading it!!!

  724. Lynne Tretow says:

    The inspiration to just START.

  725. I would love to be a part of the book club!

  726. vera gorchakov says:

    I hope that my family and I would be able to stick to a BUDGET.

  727. I’d love to participate. I hope to get motivation to continue the whole year.

  728. I would love to be able to save enough to take my oldest on a trip this summer after she graduates from high school!!!

  729. I ordered the book, so I’m all in to be a part of the book club! If I won the extra copy I would give it to my sister who will hopefully be transitioning to a WAHM when her new little one arrives in March!

  730. I am looking forward to reading this book! I need so much help saving money and cleaning up the clutter! I would love to participate in the book club too. Sounds like there are great ideas here and a lot of people who are already on track to share tips and ideas with! I am happy a friend posted your blog a couple of weeks ago!

  731. I have been excited about this book and would love to win a copy. I really need to set up a budget. That is something that we have never been good at. I am sure Crystal has some great ideas that would benefit my family.

  732. I’m planning to join in the club — I want to be debt free!

  733. Christy Walton says:

    I am in the same boat. I have a mountain of clutter in my bedroom that comes from various places in the house. I can never seem to get rid of it. My husband and I are looking to get a new home but he says I must get a hold of all this clutter before we do. So I am determined to do what it takes to bring some order back to this home. I believe that Crystal’s book will be the book to get my life back on track. I would love to participate in the book club on facebook. I am looking forward to 2012 being a new year for me and my clutter.

  734. I would love to have this book as I am getting married and want to provide the best home for my family!

  735. Jessica Cote says:

    Since we will soon be moving and be down to only one income I need to learn how to budget and stick with it and save money! And fast! I always get thrown off track during the holidays and wait for income taxes to catch me back up!

  736. Talitha Keller says:

    I would love to get better at follow through on my goals.

  737. I hope to gain knowledge that will help us get even tighter on our budget, so my husband can realize the dream of working at home!
    What a blessing this would be!

  738. I am excited to participate in the book club and look forward to the enlightening tid bits on saving, de-cluttering, etc.

  739. I read both of your sites every day & know what we need to do, but… having so much debt makes it feel hopeless to ever be debt free & thus we don’t try. I’m hoping to find the motivation through the book club to make a plan to get debt free.

  740. jane cate says:

    I would love to win the book. I came here from a link on Crystal’s blog, which I read every day. The biggest thing I would like to get from the book is how to get your husband on board. He likes the idea of saving money, but doesn’t like all the clutter/small tasks involved in clipping coupons, reading circulars/blogs. I think the part about being organized would really appeal to him.

  741. I am very interested in the book club! I don’t go on Facebook, sigh, but I guess this is going to force me to finally get over there…sigh.

    I am most interested in consistency and accountability. Honestly, I have all the tools but I fail to consistently implement them. I always get a great start, but then slowly but surely I just stop doing it. Accountability will be a tremendous motivator for me.

    • Don’t get on FB just on my account. 😉 I’ll bring the FB discussions to the blog a couple times a month. It’ll just be more frequent over there.

  742. I would love to be organized both with money and with the rest of my life. I have 2 kids and have 4 jobs. I buy what I want within reason and don’t ever have money to save or have time to just be me. I home school my kids(luckily they are always with me)and it would be nice to have a budget that I could follow and be motivated to get that way. I would love to join the book club of Crystal’s. Thank you for the opportunity.

  743. I’d like to gain more motivation – for a lot of things I know what I *should* do, just have trouble getting myself to do it.

  744. I definitely need help with goal setting and following through with my goals! Looking forward to reading it.

  745. Organizational tips…I too just “flushed money down the toilet” b/c of being unorganized. Help!

  746. We are working on getting debt free and are seeking any kind of ideas and inspiration to help us along the road!!

  747. Would love to read the book and be part of the book club. I desperately just need a fresh start…a place to begin and the motivation to just do it!

  748. Sounds like a great book club! I would love to join in!! I don’t know what I need to learn most, seems like I need continual inspiration, that’s why I keep coming back to MSM!

  749. I am a disaster when it comes to organization and money management, so I am sure I would learn tons!

  750. We are credit card debt free (long story, but we paid down $20,000 with the help of coupons!), we are still chipping away at a home loan, student loan and a car payment. I was raised with the mentality that debt is part of life. I am slowly changing my mindset with the help of coupon sites & Dave Ramsey. My husband is starting to see the freedom we are gaining with each bill that is paid off. It is such a relief. I want to gain the momentum needed to finish the race. I need fresh ideas to cut cost and a supportive group of like minded folks would be such a great bonus! Love the Book Club idea 🙂

  751. Ouch! I’m right there with you on the clutter aspect, except I have more than 2 boxes in my room with all the extra “stuff” and always have the door closed when someone stops over. I think I would benefit from a friendly motivational kick found in Chapter 2.

  752. Tammy in Alabama says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I cannot wait …. I would love the peace of mind that goes along with less clutter and financial freedom! We do a pretty good job… we are not debt free, but are on our way and I would love all the help I can get:) Many Blessings… Tammy in Alabama

  753. I have friends who are diligent about budgeting, and I’m envious of the freedom that budgeting gives them. I would love to master budgeting. I’m currently working on getting the clutter out of our lives, and this would really help!

  754. I love Crystal’s blog and would love to have a copy of her book. Thanks!

  755. I’m a mom to a beautiful 3 year old little girl. I’d love to get out from underneath our debt so I can eventually achieve my goal of being a stay-at-home mommy. I’d also love to be able to have more children, but can’t see doing that in my present financial state. I’ve gotten better about the grocery budget, but I’d like to really tighten the belt and get more disciplined. I’m hoping Crystal’s book will help me.

  756. I do need to become more organized and save money, too.

  757. To continue to get more organized in other aspects of life.

  758. Bridget Burritt says:

    This is so what we need right now. We need to streamline and get out of debt. Would love to win a copy of her book.

  759. I’m pretty frugal already, but I’d love to work more at goal setting. Right now, most of my financial goals are very long-term. I know I’m lucky to be in this poisition, but I also don’t have any “easy wins” to help keep me motivated and excited. I love how Crystal sets goals and breaks things down into smaller pieces to keep motivated. The bookclub sounds fun!

  760. I’d like to learn how to make-do… Even with coupons and *deals* I feel like I’m always *wishing I had the money to do that*… Love Crystal!… I have been reading her blog for several years now… Can’t wait to read the book… Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  761. Andrea D. says:

    I would love to save some money on everything since we are working at getting debt free. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  762. Michelle S says:

    I would LOVE to join your book club! I have a pretty big credit card debt and I am pretty much paycheck to paycheck, so to learn how I can effective get myself out of debt is a HUGE goal for me this year. I know when I put my mind to it, I can organize it, but like most, a little help is always helpful! Thanks!

  763. I am pregnant with my 4th child!!! Hooray!! I would LOVE to learn how to stretch my grocery budget as far as possible while still feeding my family wholesome foods and even incorporate more organic. Ultimately, we want to pay our mortgage off ahead of the 30 year schedule. Saving money on groceries is my SAHM contribution…so far!

  764. We are getting ready for a major home renovation, more hours at work for my husband and welcoming home our 5th little love. I could use some organization and money saving!! I also do better to read something when I can discuss it with others. Sounds Great!

  765. Kim in AZ says:

    I’d love a chance to win a copy of Crystal’s book. I’ve been really inspired by Crystal’s goal setting posts on her blog with this new year and hope to really pattern myself after her example in setting personal, family and financial goals for this year. We started this week with some family goals and I am hoping to get some other goals documented this week as well. I’d also like to participate in the book club if / when I get a copy of Crystal’s book (giveaway or library perhaps) 🙂 Thanks!!!

  766. I need to focus on both chapters one an two. I know I could save more if I were more organized and could get rid of the clutter! 🙂

  767. I need to start setting some goals. It sounds so simple but in reality it is hard to me to do. I have that whole fear of failure thing going on so if I don’t set any goals then I have nothing to fail at.

  768. This will provide a structure and organizational system that I lack in finding financial freedom 🙂

  769. Michelle Finck says:

    I consider myself a frugal person but know that there are always new things to learn and am hoping to tighten our budget up some in 2012. This book will be a great asset to make that goal happen! Thanks for the giveaway!

  770. I would love to declutter. I always feel that I “might need this someday” with stuff.

  771. Rachel Madison says:

    Thanks for offering the book club, we can all use help when it comes to finances!

  772. I hope to gain ideas on goal setting…and most importantly – motivation.

  773. I just found your site and would definitely be interested in learning from Ms. Paine’s book and having new friends to discuss it with.

  774. I am in. I really need a money makeover right now. I am tired of living paycheck to paycheck and still not making ends meet. I sometimes I do not even see a light at the end of the tunnel only darkness that I still need to walk through.

    I am so excited about starting!!!!

  775. I would LOVE to read Crystal’s book and most certainly will follow the book club. AND, I am going to read your blog from now on too 🙂

  776. I definitely need to work on goal setting. I used to teach independent living to high school students, so most of this I have taught! But doing is a little different!

  777. Katherine says:

    I really need help with goal setting and implementation.

  778. I would love to be part of your book club!! As many years past, my new year’s resolution is to declutter and get on a budget; sounds like this book will help guide me to getting it done.

  779. I look forward to gleaning new ideas to tighten the budget. The book club sounds great, but our family does not do to face book. It is one of the choices we have made to keep our lives simpler and not get side tracked from doing more important things. I personally would rather use some of my time to read you and Crystal’s blogs.

  780. I definitely need help with organization, and who can’t benefit from money-saving tips? So excited about Crystal’s book, and looking forward to the book club!

  781. I need the motivation when there really isn’t enough time to do what I need to do. I’m thinking small steps are the answer and lots of them.

  782. Crystal’s site is one of my favorite to read because she lives what she writes and motivates when needed. I would love to join the book club. What I would hope to gain is paying down medical debt without my husband getting a second job.

  783. I’d love to gain extra money in my account. We should be able to save money, but just can’t right now…looking forward to reading her book!

  784. I SO need this book!! I am ready to take control of my debt, but feeling overwhelmed with where to start. Participating in the book club sounds awesome! 🙂

  785. I would say it would have to be discipline. Knowing Crystal’s website, I suspect she touches on this quite a bit – and it’s something I need to work on!

  786. I’d love a copy. I’m interested in the book club, but it will depend if I end up using a library copy or not.

  787. Stephanie Hodnett says:

    I would love to hear about organization! Crystal is amazing at that!

  788. I would LOVE to read this book and be a part of the book club! I was just sitting down to pray about my goals for the new year, and they all centered around being more disciplined, organized, and frugal! Sounds like this is the answer!

  789. We’re working towards being debt free. I can’t imagine owning my home outright! That’s the big goal. I’d love to be accountable for my slip ups and learn not to beat myself up over them!

  790. I would love to win a copy and to participate in the book club! My husband and I
    high hopes of paying all of our credit card and loan debt this year and I would love to learn some helpful strategies! Thanks for the opportunity.

  791. I’d love to learn more about being more intentional with our finances, as well as being a better time-manager. I’m assuming that’s in there somewhere!=) Thank you!

  792. I would like to learn new ways to save money without using coupons.

  793. I think I “know” most of the tips at this point….but I don’t implement many of them. I think the book would help me to actually _do_ what I know I should do!

  794. I’m always looking for more ways to save. We’re on baby step #3 and we want to finish that up and save for Disney!

  795. I need help!!

  796. I just got Quicken installed on my computer this week. It took me 20 minutes to set it up and when that was done it took me 20 minutes more to slow my breathing back down to normal when Quicken told me that I had spent $17,925.27 in 90 days!

    I definitely need this book (and winning a copy would make Quicken happy)! I have many things in my life that I want to improve upon in the new year and my family’s finances are #1.

  797. I hope get better organized and get some great tips.

  798. This sounds like a really good book.

  799. Goal setting seems like something I could use in my life 🙂 And I would love to learn more ways to save money in our house, because my husband isn’t really into budgeting, and would prefer not to.

  800. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  801. I am so excited about your blog and the Money Saving Mom’s blog that I found today. My husband and I are working on saving, getting rid of debt, and budgeting this year. So excited to join in on this.

  802. My husband just started a new job, after being unemployed for several months. We’d really like to start out on the right foot, financially, but sometimes the big picture gets lost when we need food in the fridge and gas in the car. Maybe this book, and book club, could help us stay focused!

  803. Victoria Huizinga says:

    My husband has always worked two jobs so I could stay home and manage the home and home school our 3 children. I have well to make our money go further but I know I can continue to improve. I love how Money Saving mom, challenges me each and every day to be the best home manager I can be. I would love to read and learn and see for myself just how all areas of my home management can effect my savings potential and my income potential for my family.

  804. I need to know how to stay motivated when there’s little wiggle room in your budget!

  805. I would love to start a new year by saying “Wow! We accomplished so much!” instead of “Where did the time go?”

  806. I plan on participating. I hope to become more organized and purposeful with the areas of my life that I struggle with. I can’t wait to get started!

  807. Debt free is what I want to be! If I win, I would love to be part of the book club. Thanks for the opportunity!

  808. i’m really hoping to find a few new ways for this penny pincher.

  809. i would love to join in. i need to learn organization and actually going clutter free, not just thinking i’m going to do it “one day” we too are debt free including the house, but want to simplify life by focusing on the important things overall, and not being “penny wise and pound foolish” by getting sidetracked by unimportant things.

  810. I would love to win one for my wife and I to read and re-focus our monetary goals and other ambitions.

  811. Charice L. says:

    We need all the help we can get to get out of the past 2 years’ financial peril. The stress has nearly split up our family. Any and all tools are greatly appreciated.

  812. I want to find ways to save more money

  813. Count me in – I need all the help I can get!

  814. We are in the process of getting debt free, so I should probably join the book club. I desperately need to get organized.

  815. One of my goals for 2012 is to be smarter about our finances and try to reduce our debt. This book would be a great help to me! Sounds like the book club is a great idea as well. 🙂

  816. Shelley Winters says:

    Be debt free and have savings.

  817. I just want to be out of the claw of worry about money and how it should be spent and saved!
    I’d love to join in and I’d love to receive a book!

  818. Thank you for the invitation to participate in this movement towards a better life! I look forward to the book club. For me this year’s focus is Operation-Bring-Friends-Over, within our means, as our family wants to grow in hospitality. My hope is to learn many things about living with grace.

  819. Becky Blankenship says:

    I want to get on a budget that is useful and easy to use, one that we wont just start and then stop using, but one that we will stick to!

  820. I would this book to get us back on track with saving money and to feel that excitement that being debt free is really possible.

  821. My husband is newly unemployed, and we live in New York City. We are struggling to get by, and have recently implemented a cash only system. We have a small amount of credit card that we accumulated in adjusting to the big city. I would like to know how to save more money and get the debt paid off, even when work is inconsistent. Couponing here is hard, so I need other ideas to help cut my budget.
    I would love to join the book club.

  822. Always looking for more ways to save!

  823. I hope to learn how to have more wiggle room and to be free of the worry that not being a wise budgeter brings. Very interested in this book as I have followed Crystal’s blog for a while and greatly admire her, even though I don’t even know her.

  824. I need the how to’s on disciplining myself to do a budget and set goals. Right now its all in my head. I would love to join the book club.

  825. I can’t wait to read this book! My husband and I want to make a budget we can stick with, get rid of our credit card debt once and for all, and start saving!

  826. I want to be debt free and I also follow Crystal’s blog so winning a free copy would be great!

  827. I’m in, we’re debt free but have started to slack off lately. We need help and motivation to get back on track!

  828. I can’t wait to read Crystal’s book! I am looking forward to reading her ideas on how to stream-line life. Life has been crazy the last few months, and I really need a good way to stay organized so I can maintain stress levels! 🙂

  829. christina h. says:

    I’m struggling with a few area…grocery budget, getting up early, patience. It would be nice to have a group to help me stay motivated!

  830. I hope to learn where I can cut back my expenses even more so I can stay home with my 2-year old twins. We’ve greatly cut back our spending and paid off all of our debt except the house over the last couple of years but I’m ready to go from working part time to being at home full time!

  831. Count me in! I need to get re-focused. Get back on track with budgeting and figuring out how that looks now that we are a 1 income family.

  832. Would love to join in. My hope is toget better organized with my hubby without coming across as a “nag” so that we can work together on this. We have some debt but want to buy a house so will be adding to the debt. I have made progress at paying it down but am looking for more ideas or lights at the end of the tunnel.

  833. I want to join the book club! I’m hoping most to learn how to not get distracted from my financial goals – and also how to save extra for schooling for our children!

  834. I would love to learn the best way to bring out debt down (& be organized!)! I’m also going to follow along with you! Thanks!

  835. I would love to put some of Crystals systems in place, as a busy mom working full time and going to school full time there are many things that I put off or take short cuts and then get behind. The book club sounds like a great way to keep me accountable too:)

  836. I just started a full-time job and I would love to get some strategies in place to help me spend less time working, cleaning, organizing and more time playing with my daughter.

  837. Wow, sounds like an awesome book! We too are getting out of debt and while we are more than halfway there, it would nice to get some more tips to cut more and get it paid down faster.

  838. Wow, this sure got a lot of hits! I have enjoyed your blog so much over the past year! I am very interested in a book club on saving money! We used to be *almost* debt-free (just had the house payment) but had a crazy couple of years & totally blew all our savings and managed to put almost $10,000 on a credit card. My husband started a new job this week & I’m frantically trying to figure out a way to get us back to where we were two years ago! Then maybe we can finally start working on getting rid of the house payment too!

  839. I would love to read this book for a lot of reasons, but my main reason would be to find out if there are more ways my husband and I can save money on our small income. My husband is a teacher too, and we’re both pretty careful with money, but I know there is room for improvement, especially in myself! And I’m so impressed that you all are completely debt free! What an inspiration. We still have a mortgage, but I am inspired to get rid of that too!

  840. I really would just like to feel less chaos in my life. Budgeting has been a good friend of mine for a couple years and we are debt free (minus the house) as well, but I just feel like I could still do better. I’d like to be a part of the book club in order to keep myself accountable.

  841. I would like to learn how to be more deliberate with saving.

  842. I have done the same thing many times; found expired coupons, rebate checks, free meal offers, all because I have become so disorganized since I retired. We though we had enough money saved for retirement, but now we are raising a great grandchild, and need all the budget tips we can get!

  843. I hope to gain courage and determination in goal setting, wish comes very hard for me with a family of 11. I will like to be a part of the book club, but I don’t have facebook. Thank you for the opportunity.

  844. Rebecca L. says:

    I would love to have a plan and stick to it and I would love to read this book for motivation.

  845. This sounds like a great idea that we can all learn a lot from! I would most like to be able to make the most out of our income, not have to spend so much so we can start to save. I am looking forward to this series!

  846. we are in a pretty good financial situation, but i really think there are things that i could be doing to put us in a better financial situation! that is what i hope to gain from reading crystal’s book. i have always wanted to join a book club and i think this is the best way to read the book so i am not overwhelmed with information that just stays on the pages!

  847. As a young wife, I’d love to get these good habits established to ensure debt-free living for the rest of our lives! Sounds like a great book!

  848. My biggest struggle is in budgeting – we are self-employed and honestly not making enough to live on. Even when taking the “lowest” amount a month we might receive it’s not enough enough to cover the basic bills. And we have nothing that isn’t basic, we’ve cut everything we can. The months we do have some money coming in, it seems we are so behind on all the bills, it all goes to that and we can’t get ahead…….
    all that said….. I’d love to get some good practical advice on self employed on a “paycheck to paycheck” life 😉

  849. Dinamarie says:

    Would love to join the book club! We just paid cash to get our our roof completly stripped and replaced and I’m looking forward to getting closer to becoming debt free this coming year.

  850. Encouragement that this is possible and that I can do this…that is what I hope to get from the book. :~)

    I hope to join in on the discussion!

  851. I’m looking for the perfect cure-all to all my money woes, as well as a business idea like blogging which will make me a full-time income on a few hours’ work a week.

    Have a Happy Day, Amy!!!!! : )

    Maria

  852. I would love to find out some new money saving tips. I am trying to continue staying at home with my children at least until my youngest starts school in a couple of years.

  853. I would love for my husband and I to be able to have the extra money, time, energy to have an envelope for “date night” =] So far the only date we have had was our wedding in November of 2010…

    Thanks for this! I will be here for the club! =]

  854. I would love to learn how to set and follow through with financial goals and how to become a saver instead of a spender.

  855. Sarah DeGroot says:

    Can’t wait to be apart of the book club. I have working on a home manegment notebook. I’m going to (for the first time) use it all year!!!! At least that is the goal. I’m hopeing Crystal’s books will be a help to me in this.

  856. Sarah DeGroot says:

    Can’t wait to be apart of the book club. I have working on a home management notebook. I’m going to (for the first time) use it all year!!!! At least that is the goal. I’m hoping Crystal’s books will be a help to me in this.

  857. I hope after reading the book I’ll be more organized and live life with more direction!

  858. Would love a chance to win one. Looking for ways improve goal setting to pay the house off early and ideas to free up more money for giving is always great!

  859. I’d like to finally learn how to get a handle on my clutter habit. (I’m a “put in piles and deal with it all later” kind of gal.) And if conquering that habit helps with my finances, even better! I’d love to participate in the book club discussions.

  860. Amy Brown says:

    I’ve already been trying to save money, but I know there is so much more to learn! I hope to learn more about being financially wise so that I can pass this knowledge on to my children.

  861. My husband and I are debt free (thanks to Dave Ramsey and FPU), but I know there is always more to learn. I need to find ways to tame the clutter and be a better steward once and for all. I am hoping to participate in the book club.

  862. I would love to learn where to start! It seems so overwhelming that I never know where I should begin saving money: coupon clipping, shaving a set amount off groceries, having a garage sale, etc. I also hope she’s got great advice about getting rid of clutter. I hear it saves money AND your sanity. I’m interested in the book club but probably won’t be on FB much. I’ll try to keep up here or there.

  863. I always love to find new ways to be organized!!! I am so trying to get on the coupon and price comparing band wagon. I generally save $35-40 each time I go to the store and that is usually after only an hour or organizing! I know I can do better just need more help!!

  864. I would love to learn more about managing my time so that God can get the glory for all that I do.

  865. I would love to win a copy of the book. As an accountant, i am not very good at my personal budget and saving money. Already do the coupon game and would love to find a way to be debt free.

  866. I would love to follow and learn how to become debt-free, as I sure need to learn ALOT!

  867. I am hoping to gain control of my shopping habits and clutter. I’m lucky enough to have a good, stable income and feel like I have room to spend, but I would like to save more. In addition, I too have lost money due to the clutterbug….

  868. Tara Shobert says:

    I have started to declutter my house but I would love to have some help from this book:)) I would like to be less cluttered and save money to boot!

  869. Elizabeth Sue says:

    Sounds great, count me in!

  870. Elizabeth Sue says:

    Sounds great count me in!

  871. Becoming debt free. Thanks for the giveaway!

  872. I am a stay at home mom so I am always looking for ways to stretch my husbands paycheck. Would love to read the book. Can’t participate in the book club though. I don’t do facebook. Thanks for the give a way.

  873. I’d love to get jump on my clutter!!

  874. This sounds awesome!

  875. I hope to get more organized about finances, make a better budget than we have now, stick to the budget, and be completely debt free (everything is paid off but the house).

  876. I would love to read all of it. But the part I need the most is probably the declutter. (not probably-for sure). I know that it would save me money if I were less cluttered. I have done the same thing as you did-found coupons for free items, find items that should have been returned to the store, etc.

    Thanks
    Rebecca

  877. Donna Hollingsworth says:

    I sooo need to learn how to budget better. Prices keep rising and my income remains the same. THanks for offering a giveaway!

  878. Already ordered the book for myself and my sis-in-law. Would love to be part of the book club.

  879. I’d love to get rid of clutter and debt.

  880. jenny thomas says:

    I would love to set a better goal to saving and spending. And I would love to join ur journey.

  881. A 3 month old son + a tiny apartment + a husband finishing grad school = chaos! That’s my current situation and I’d LOVE to learn how to streamline our clutter, finances, and generally feel more peaceful!

  882. Nancy Thyfault says:

    I’d love to join in the book club and I’ll check your FB page since my daughter finally convinced me to get on that bandwagon!! Thanks for the opportunity

  883. Michele Pleasants says:

    Wanting to simplify my life by getting more organized and cutting out unnecessary spending! Would love to do the book club with you!

  884. I’d like to develop a heavy burden about the clutter in my house, so heavy that it makes me act to get rid of it. I’d like to look at my house in different ways and find storage solutions using things we already own to make our house function better for us.

  885. heatherb. says:

    I’d love a book. I really need help in organizing my finances!!

  886. I’d love to join the book club! My husband and i have many financial goals, but no real plan of how to reach them. I hope Crystal can help!

  887. Sounds fun! Would love to get on track financially.

  888. I’m all for any ideas to say more money.

  889. Laurie Lee says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I’ve been a Moneysavingmom.com follower for about 3 years. My husband and I have made lots of changes to our household due to Crystal’s advice and would be grateful for the opportunity to hear more. I would definitely participate in the book club if I receive this book.

  890. Abigail Gunter says:

    I would love to gain insight on how to get more organized and how to set goals and actually keep them.

  891. I definitely hope to learn how to simply and clear clutter. I have also been known to lose or let coupons for free items expire or not send in rebates on time- major money waster! I will not be on facebook but would like to follow her on the blog 🙂

  892. My husband and I made some really stupid money decisions that we have been paying for for about 4 years now. We are sticking to a tight budget, but can never get a head. I need this advice!

  893. I can’t WAIT to read to book, I’ve been following Money Saving Mom for a few months now and I can’t believe all that I’ve gained from it. I’m hoping that I gain a better control over my life in an organizational and financially responsible sense, so when something goes haywire I can pin point why and be able to attack the problem better.

  894. I would love to read about how to save money, it seems everytime we have some savings something happens (car repairs, doctors bills, etc.) and it’s gone.

  895. I would love to learn how to stay on track with my budget and my goals.

  896. The book club sounds like a fun way to read the book. I would love to participate.

  897. I love Money Saving Mom — and that is not just about saving money, although that’s why I started reading Crystal’s blog. I love that it’s about life and making it simpler. I’d love to learn all the other stuff that makes life good — the goal setting, etc. So yes, I’d love a copy of this book!

  898. As of January we are starting to budget and implement the cash system towards being DEBT FREE! Would LOVE a copy of her book and the chance to join in on the club. I need the accountability and encouragement. 🙂 Thanks for doing this Amy.

  899. I’d love to join the book club. Looking forward to getting a better handle on my schedule and priorities!

  900. I want to be like you and be totally debt free…we’re working on it!!

  901. Im eager to read and put into practice some good new habits. Debt free? I wanna be!!

  902. I need to learn to budget and declutter!! I would love the book and to join in!

  903. I need to work on all the above mentioned. I’ll join in as much as possible as I’m in a tough time of life with a 7 week old and 2 others. I’m motivated by participating so How can I pass it up?

  904. I would LOVE to get out of debt and learn real ways to do it. I know we need to sacrafice, but I would still like an occasional pick me up.

    Thank you for doing a book club that is realistic for busy moms. Looking forward to your thoughts along with others.

  905. I would like more peace in my life which I can increase by doing better on managing my money and getting rid of my clutter. Then I can give more to my community thru church and my local Boys & Girls club.

  906. I would love to work most on goal-setting! There is so much I have learned from the fabulous online community, but I have so far to go! Your book club idea sounds great!

  907. AllieZirkle says:

    I’m not sure what I hope to get out of the book yet. I’ll let ya know once I read the index! 🙂

  908. Amy Wehri says:

    I would love to be a part of the book club. Learning how to budget better is at the top of my list.

  909. Catherine says:

    I would love to learn how to budget better and maybe even learn to save. We are a one income family and currently live paycheck to paycheck.

  910. I would like to be part of the book club…even win a free book, so I can save the money I’d use buying it 😉 My husband and I recently took a Dave Ramsey class and I think this book will help keep me on track with what we are already putting in place. I am very excitied to go down this adventure with all of you!!

  911. I would love to be a part of this book club and could really use a copy of this book! My dh just announced he is “giving the finances back to me to manage”. We are entering several new areas in our life journey and this could truly help out. A child in college, a new driver, another close on the heels. Excited for the start of this endeavor.

  912. I look forward to learning something new that I haven’t heard before. Book club? Maybe.

  913. Merry Michelle says:

    Sold! Can setting goals keep me from getting distracted? Help! I’m in! I believe! Hallelujah and HELP!

  914. I am interested in sharing and implementing these principles with our children who have money learning along side me.

  915. Leslie K. says:

    I’m just starting to set goals this new year (following Crystal’s lead!) So far so good, but I’d like to keep the good examples coming via her book, as well! Thanks.

  916. We do fine financially – we’ve even gotten rid of the house payment!! – but we still don’t do well in the budget department. I could sure use some help! And yes, I’m excited to be part of the book club!

  917. I would love to be able to have extra money to save at the end of each month, so getting a budget and sticking to it would be great to learn through this book.

  918. I would love to learn how to save more to be able to give more.

  919. I’d love to find ways to save more money and get organized! I look forward to joining your chat’s on facebook and hopefully gain some more information there. Thanks for putting this together. 🙂

  920. I would love to participate in this with you! I would love to get more organized and SET UP a budget to follow. Doing this with you and others would make me more accountable. It will also be great to hear and share successes!

  921. It is always good to learn how to save money. I would love to join along with you while you read this book and talk about ways to save. We feel it is better to spend less than end up with two jobs or the Mom working and spending time away from the family. Would make my day to win the book.

  922. Andrea Parker says:

    I need to new habits, and a new outlook and accountability – would love to win a book and be a part of the book club!

  923. I’m going part-time this year and our budget is going to be stretched. I’m hoping to learn some tricks to help out along the way. Thanks.

  924. I would love to read/hear what she has to say on goal setting!! That is one area I need to work on!!

  925. Andrea Dillon says:

    I would like to join on facebook and email.
    I don’t have the book but want.it…
    I am just finishing chemo and am desperately in need organization and shoo! the.debt!!

  926. I would love to have a copy of this book and recommit to saving more. I do this every year in January. Would like to join the book club, as well. Thanks!

  927. I decided to have only one goal this year- to get organized. That encompasses every aspect of my life, my day, my house, my budget, etc., etc. You get the picture. I’ve been writing daily, weekly,monthly and yearly goals down. Desk drawers declutter and reoganized!! I can’t wait for your discussions.

  928. I’m in for the book club! I always start out strong, but my good intentions end up falling by the wayside. I would love it if this book can help me develop LONGSTANDING habits for organization.

  929. I have been a follower of MSM for a year or so. I have learned so much already. Looking forward to this book. Im a sahm with 2 small kids.Any amount of time or money saved works for me. This is so inspirational. Thank you!

  930. I want to learn about spending cash only system.

  931. I too am part of the “know what I should do but don’t” group! So glad I found your blog look forward to getting more organized and saving more!

  932. Stacy Hanno says:

    I would most definitely like to be better in menu planning, time management, and most importantly, budget cutting. I preordered a book already, but if I’m selected, I will gift my book to my best friend whom also needs some tips on budgeting, menu planning***, and setting goals.

  933. Lori Crawford says:

    I would love to join the book club and have some accountability!

  934. Decluttering and saving money are always high on my priority list and always such a challenge with a full time job and a child and a traveling husband. And I would love to get our mortgage paid off well in advance of our 30 year-term!

  935. I am facing the new year with the reality of having to sell my home so that my ex can “get his share to pay his bills” and then find somewhere affordable to live with my two kids. This year is going to be dramatically different in all ways – especially financially, and I need all the help I can get!! However, before we can sell the place, I, ahem, have to declutter……….. This book cannot come too soon for me.

  936. Kim Barnes says:

    I so need this book. I would love to become debt free and learn some good advice.

  937. Laura Howell says:

    I’d love to feel like my world makes sense; less chaos and more organization; less forgetting and more remembering; less fuzziness and more clarity; less disappointment and more enjoyment. Less clutter!

  938. Simply put . . . I want to learn to pay off debt and save money!! I really want to read her book. She’s the one who got me excited to start couponing in the first place. I’ll join the book club if I can get my hands on a copy of her book 🙂

  939. I would love to win a copy! We are pretty good at managing money and the only debt we have is our house, which we are paying a little extra towards every month to try and get paid off. But I know we could always learn more!

  940. I would love to read it to gain motivation on due cluttering my life and going back to the all cash method.

  941. Dorothy V says:

    I am excited to read about decluttering! I will definitely be tuned in for the book club sessions to discuss the book.

  942. I am already using coupons & working with a budget, but I know there is so much more I could be doing. I would love to participate in the book club too!

  943. decluttering and staying organization – I would love to get the book, but for now I’ll be just following along on Facebook. I’ve already started a few books and I’m afraid that if I overwhelm myself I’ll not get anything done!! But I would love to win it and use it later! Thanks!

  944. This sounds awesome! What a GREAT way to go through a book!!!

  945. I’m not the greatest at time management. Or really much of any kind of organization. My daughter’s reaching the age where I really need to start kicking in the homeschooling and I’m hoping this book will help me get organized so that I can not only do that but start getting my entire house in order. And if doing that saves me money, well, we barely scrape by so I’m not turning down results like that.

    And I’m terrible about wanting to follow with book clubs and then never managing it. But I’m going to give it a try. Because I definitely want to not just read this book, but apply it to my life as well. And hopefully it won’t be too much on my plate when I’m already working through the FlyLady BabySteps again and joining in a slower-paced 31 Days to Clean group. I’m nothing if not full of good intentions.

    • “I’m nothing if not full of good intentions.” Ha! That’s me! The book club is to keep ME accountable. 😉

  946. after a rough few last years financially and bankruptcy to boot, we are getting back on track! I know this book would help.

  947. I would love to do this and think I will add this to my 2012 goals to participate in the Facebook discussion. I’m the mom of four and we are desperate for order and self-discipline. Really looking forward to this book.

  948. I would love to work on a budget and create more savings for my family.

  949. I would love to get my life in control.

  950. I am so excited! I can’t wait to work this book into some of the things I am doing.

  951. I would love to “streamline” and tighten up our budgeting. I know we are doing the major stuff but need to take a second look at the small stuff.

  952. I would love to be better at goal setting and follow through not to mention being able to live on cash only. I am also very excited to read the boom and discuss it with all of u!!!

  953. I’m a BIG Crystal fan, and she always challenges and inspires. I hope to tackle my budget, get more disciplined in sticking to it, and saving. I know it will be an inspiring read!

  954. Suz Chally says:

    As I am a coupon user, I hope that I can gain from this book so much more about life, stick-to-it goal setting and to be the BEST for Jesus!