Pragmatic guide to dealing with money in a Christian way
Apr 22, 2009
Living Rich for Less by Ellie Kay is the rare completely enjoyable self-help book. Kay, who is well known for her financial know-how and down to earth ideas, writes like your best friend would talk to you. She shares funny anecdotes and stories about how she has overcome financial trouble, giving solid advice on how you can do it too. Kay bases all of her info on the 10/10/80 system. 10% to charity, 10% savings, and 80% spent wisely. I've read quite a few of these type of books before, and they are often full of unrealistic advice about reusing your coffee filters on one of the of the spectrum and mutual funds and capital gains taxes on the other. Neither one works for me, but Kay's ideas hit home and are absolutely doable. From saving money on college (which we really need to learn about right now) to terrific ideas about donating your time, money, and talents, as well as specific information like using Dawn dish detergent because it has the highest concentration of detergent making you have to use less and therefore saving you money. She tells how to maintain your home to save money as well as how to shop for groceries. There are ideas I will implement this month, and many more I will start in the new year. As soon as I finished reading the book, I passed it to my husband. He started reading it last night, and he thoroughly enjoyed Kay's writing voice as well. It's a self help book with humor, heart, and solid truths.<br/>
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