Thursday, December 31, 2015

5 Books That You Should Read To Get You Started With Your Financial Goals

New year is fast approaching and I am sure that you have a new set of goals. Most of you will have a list of New Year's resolution that involves being debt free or just have the need to have control of your money. 
There is no shame in trying to get rid of your debt or learning how to have a budget. You will learn that on this list of books that I personally recommend, the common ground is budget and living a simple life.These 5 books are the books that you should always have on your shelf, or even read every year!

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 Total Money Make Over 
By Dave Ramsey


I've had this book for a while now and I always recommend it.
Best and inspiring line : " financial freedom is 80% behavior and 20% knowledge "
This book gives you baby and do able steps towards your financial freedom. Married couples can greatly benefit from this book. But it is also geared towards 20 to 30 yrs old. The book also shared real life experience that will really get you motivated. If you think paying off your debt is impossible or even paying a car with cash is a this book!

 Say Goodbye to Survival Mode : 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More and Restore Your Passion for Life.
 by Crystal Paine


  Let me start with , this book is not just for bloggers. It is for all MOMS. Moms, from different walks of life. Working moms , stay at home moms. Why geared towards moms? Because we always have the "Superwoman" attitude. We love our family and our work so much that we tend to forget taking care of number one--> YOURSELF. We gave into the vicious cycle of having less to no sleep to "do more". We do not  ask for help and simplify things when needed, we are perfectionist, we try to do it all and don't slow down. We fail to manage our finances.  All of these will just result into a very , very bad case of burning out. I've been there, I think we all did at one point.  I like when she shed light on how sacrifices and having faith can greatly affect your finances.

I love this book so much that I actually gave it as gifts for Christmas. Very useful, a book that you need to keep on your shelf all the time as a reminder.

by Ruth Soukup 


How serious are you in changing your behaviors and finances?  If you can commit 31 days into doing her clear and insightful assignments , you will succeed. Do not underestimate this book though, it may be a one focus goal - spending zero, you will be surprised on how she laid out a clean plan , do able actions and helpful resources! No spending in a month can really be a scary and impossible idea for some but this book will show you that it is indeed possible. It will change your behavior and your outlook. Focusing more on the positive side than what you are giving up.

by Steve and Annette Economides


I know, don't raise an eyebrow on me. They’ve been called cheapskates and tightwads. During tough economic times, Steve and Annette have managed to feed their family of seven on just $350 per month, pay off their first house in nine years and purchase a second, larger home, buy cars with cash, take wonderful vacations, and put money in savings. Without degrees in finance or six-figure salaries.They had created a comfortable life for their family and most of all--- debt-free! 

I had read this book over 2 yrs ago I think and I would still recommend it in a heartbeat. You do not have to do every single thing they did. They provided tons of ideas on how to save money and how to stop living paycheck to paycheck!

The Complete Tightwad Gazette
by Amy Dacyczyn


Okay so another tightwad term, that some people find it so offending and shameful. To start with your financial goal, you need to stop being ashamed of being a tightwad and Amy will just make you realize that there is nothing wrong with that. Read this book and it will change your life. Again, let me repeat that. Read this book and it will change your life. She will also give you some insight on raising your kids in a world of materialism. 

Just like any other frugal living books out there, you do not have to do every single thing that she does. Tweak it according to your family. Eliminate what doesn't work .  Let her insights on frugality inspire you to come up with ways based on your family needs. She gave a whole lot of options throughout the book. 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Healthy Living Link Party #43

  Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #42

   How are you all? I am sure that y'all had a great Christmas break with your family. If you are like me, you are still finding places in your house for all those gifts that your kids got. Or maybe you can't wait to get back into your healthy eating and working out routine. Hubs and I took a work out break, I know it sounded counter productive but we decided on taking a step back and focusing on being present. There was just so much going on during the holidays. After all, it was just a few days.

   We got back on our workout yesterday, and started the round one of 21 Day Fix. We finished Insanity last September and will start it again after the fix.  I must tell you though, it sucks when you stop working out even just for a few days! It's like starting all over again, on my very first day that I decided to work out. Sore? Oh yes! But you know what they say..No pain no gain :) If you are interested in ordering , 21 Day Fix  or interested in Beachbody products, click here ( affiliate link).

 We had another great party last week and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Do not forget to visit other hosts if they have chosen your post to feature.
   So have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.

The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.

We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!


Spaghetti Squash Magic 
from O Blogger Newbie

I love her tips on how you can use spaghetti squash. ! It is indeed economical and versatile.

Quinoa Patties With Zucchini and Feta Cheese
from We are Moms

Who's with me on getting back to eating yummy and nourishing, healthy food?  If you indulged in some unhealthy food choices last Christmas, try this tasty and full of veggies recipe!

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