Frugal Moms² Book Club & Giveaway!

Our first Frugal Moms ² Book Club selection is Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin

Guess what? We’re starting a Frugal Moms² Book Club! Every week, we’ll read and discuss a chapter of some of the best frugal books ever written! Our first few books are all listed in my recent article on Five Frugal Books Worth Reading (and Re-reading).

Here’s the schedule through early next year:
August 10- October 11: Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
October 5-December 7: Unplug the Christmas Machine by Jo Robinson and Jean C. Staeheli (will overlap slightly)
January 4 -April 4: The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

And we’re kicking it all off by giving away TWO copies of Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin to two lucky winners!

Update: The winners are: Marie and Dee! (Debbie was originally picked but already had a copy!)

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My Epic Journey Out of $30,000 of Debt

No matter how long you’ve been frugal, just about everyone wrestles with large bills and debts at some point in their lives. You’ll be going along fine and something blows you out of the water. Maybe it just wipes out the emergency fund, or maybe it does a whole lot more damage, leaving you in a deep dark hole that you slowly have to dig out of. It could be medical, legal, or some act of God that just cleans you out above and beyond anything you can prepare for. (I live in Tornado land, I’ve seen this first hand!)

In my case, I was hit with a string of huge life events over several years that made it feel like I would never climb my way back out of that hole. And let me tell you, the truth really is stranger than fiction. I could not make up the crazy stuff that’s happened to me in the past few years. If I can pay off $30,000 in medical, credit card and consumer debt, anyone can. Let me tell you my story.

Spending some family time hiking at Starved Rock State Park shortly after the divorce.

Me and my older boys at Starved Rock State Park shortly after the divorce.

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