Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Review: Molly's Money-Saving Digest

It's on the news, it's in conversation, and it's peppering many of my friends' and family's conversations. Even for those who are not feeling the "pinch" in our economy, the idea of being responsible with the resources God's given us is not new. There is, however, a new monthly e-book called Molly's Money-Saving Digest that addresses the concerns on everyone's mind!

The e-book (if you're new to this concept, this is a book that's published digitally; you download it to your computer to read) is like a magazine, chock-full of tips and encouraging helps in the money-saving journey.

This issue brings me right back to my days of sitting in the Dave Ramsey classes - it introduces and encourages the concept of paying down debt by using a "snowball" principle and creating an emergency fund. It also features an interesting interview with famed unit study author Amanda Bennett, on the topic of "Parenting that Pays." This is parenting with the goal to "encourage resourcefulness in our kids, and inspire an entrepreneurial spirit." Amanda shares her own testimony of raising kids who went on to build their own businesses and become very successful at them, along with worthy ideas on encouraging our own children to do so.

The digest also offers articles on repurposing (a crafty and artsy bulletin board project) and Making Money From Home (this was of interest to me as I've recently begun building my own photography business!). Included are features on women who have developed successful business opportunities from home.

Other regular articles include Reader Writer-In and Goal-Setter Spotlight, with highlights an inspirational success story from someone who has set, and achieved, a major financial goal.

At $4.95 per downloadable issue, it's probably more than I'd spend personally, but for someone who's looking for some great tips, helpful web links, and encouraging articles, Molly's Money-Saving Digest is a good read.

Molly's Money-Saving Digest can be purchased through The Old Schoolhouse Store here.

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