Review and Giveaway: The Secret to a Successful Budget eBook
Our own Craig Ford recently launched an ebook designed to help readers with one of the most essential tools to living well on a modest income — the humble budget. With tips for creating one that works and common sense for keeping it rolling, this guide is really remarkable.
Unlike other budgeting books and resources, it doesn't claim that one kind of budget is better than another (automated is better than pen and paper, for example). And, perhaps most impressively, The Secret to a Successful Budget: Practical Advice for Creating a Budget that Lasts tells you WHY you need a budget in the first place. The author realizes that it's not enough to just know HOW to create one. In order to follow a budget, and allow it to change your life, you need to understand the power it can have for helping you achieve your goals.
This book has all the solid principles of an upper level finance class, but without all the jargon. Anyone with the ability to swipe a credit card can read and understand the sound advice in this book. As stated on the information page for the book, this is NOT a resource well-suited for those who already successfully use a budget in their daily lives. If you've found a budget useful, have stuck to it for a long time, and are able to meet your financial goals as a result, this book will most likely not give you anything additional. Likewise, if you love the idea of a budget, but are hopelessly in debt with no intention of working hard over a long period of time to pull yourself out, you will not find a one-step solution to solving all your money problems.
Working with a budget takes understanding, commitment, and reflection. This 58-page book and included worksheets reinforce this thinking with useful advice, practical tips, and compassion and caring like few other books on the market have shown. With Craig's clever style of writing, it gives you hope for a better financial future via a solid method you can rely on: a budget.
Click here to buy the book at the official site for $12 through Aug. 30th (then it goes back up to the regular price of $17). You'll also get two bonuses: The Joy of Spending Less Than You Earn: 101 Ways to Save Money 14-page bonus PDF and immediate access to coupons for Moneydance (20% off) and You Need A Budget (10% off). Save up to $8.00. It's already getting rave reviews!
Wanna Win? We are celebrating Craig's new book with a giveaway for lucky readers! To be entered to win a copy of the book for yourself, please just comment on this post with why you feel you need it! You have until Aug 28th to be entered to win! One entry per person, please.