Books I Recommend

The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year

10 Nov
by Jenny, posted in Books I Recommend, Consumerism/Minimalism, Money Honey   |  14 Comments

When my husband and I had our first son, we spent oodles of time and money accumulating all of the stuff we thought we needed to prepare for our new baby. We bought swings, bouncy seats, cribs, play yards, strollers, car seats (one for each car), and many, many other things we rarely used at all.

I remember sitting in our family room and feeling as though I was suffocating in baby items. We were being swallowed up by all of the gear we were told we needed.

Five years later we had another baby. The second time around, we did things much differently. Continue Reading

Interview with Faith Janes, Author of Family-Sized Minimalism

15 Jul
by Jenny, posted in Books I Recommend, Consumerism/Minimalism   |  No Comments
Faith Janes

Faith Janes, Author of Family-Sized Minimalism & Minimalist at Home

Today I’m excited to share with you an interview with my friend Faith Janes of Minimalist at Home. I recently had the pleasure of reading Faith’s eBook, Family-Sized Minimalism, released earlier this year.

Along with being a beautifully designed eBook, Family-Sized Minimalism is packed full of useful information and encouragement for any type of family that is interested in — or curious about — adopting a minimalist lifestyle. Continue Reading

Some Inside Scoop: An Interview with Courtney Carver

11 May
by Jenny, posted in Books I Recommend   |  10 Comments

I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Courtney Carver of Be More with Less through her blog and Twitter over the past month or two.¬†After hearing about my spending fast and aggressive debt repayment plan a few weeks ago, Courtney was kind enough to forward me a copy of her new ebook Simple Ways to be More with Less. Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive a copy of her newest creation.

To help us get to know Courtney a little deeper, she agreed to answer some questions I had for her. Some of my questions arose from reading her blog, and others surfaced after reading her ebook. Either way, I’m excited to share with you a little more of Courtney’s world! Continue Reading

Personal Finance and Personal Success Books to Read

11 Feb
by Jenny, posted in Books I Recommend, Ditching Debt, Investing, Saving More, Spending Less   |  10 Comments

BooksI love to read about personal finance and personal development. While I work from home most days of the week, on the one day I do go into the office, my commute is one hour each way. To pass the time, I listen to audio books.

You may have heard me mention already that buying tons of books can be a real budget-buster for me. Because of this, I frequent my local library. My library has a great online database where I can search books by keyword or author, hop over Amazon to read reviews on the book, and then reserve the book. When the book is ready, I just swing by the library, grab my books from the designated reserved shelves, and I’m on my way. It’s quick, it’s easy and — best of all — it’s free! Continue Reading