Thursday, November 17, 2011

Skyrocket Your Savings! by Rene Christensen

A favorite blogger of mine has recently released her new eBook titled "Skyrocket Your Savings!"  I was perusing the internet looking for great resources to support my recent views on STUFF ~ See previous post ~ when I came upon a giveaway of her new eBook offered on her blog.  Not only was I excited about the book, but I was ecstatic about my chance to possibly win a copy.  Days went by and THE email arrived....You have won a copy! 

I immediately began to read "Skyrocket Your Savings! and was pleasantly surprised that it was not just another book about the typical ways to save money.  First of all, Rene has lived the life from childhood.  She was taught at a very early age to budget her money and to make wise financial decisions.  She describes her life when there was no money - not even a $1.00 to spend on the Dollar menu items at McDonalds.  She quickly learned the difference between a NEED and a WANT, and found ways to cut expenses to provide for her family.  When she did have money, she did not squander it, but practiced the same methods of saving and restraining.  Today, she is financially savvy and saving for what's most important to her and her family. 

Rene describes in a very easy readable format effective and reasonable methods for living on a dime as well as living efficiently when the income is fluent.  She still maintains her same values and knowledge for saving money and has shared with us the readers how she lived then and how she lives now. 

Each chapter in "Skyrocket Your Savings!" contains specific ideas for saving money in every aspect of your life.  These are doable and reasonable ideas that anyone can adopt in to their everyday living.  While I have lived a reasonably frugal life, I found many NEW ideas to incorporate into my regime.  New and fresh ideas! 

If you are looking for new and fresh ideas to "Skyrocket Your Savings" or if you need a boost to begin a life of saving efficiently for your future , please visit Rene's blog at  Rene offers a FREE chapter for you to read and review before making your purchase.  I think you will find that "Skyrocket Your Savings!" will be a valued addition to your eBook library.

**I received this eBook in a random giveway drawing.  The opinions in this post are solely mine and are not in any way reciprocation for receiving this eBook for free.  I am writing this review because I truly believe in the content.  I was not asked to write a review, nor was it expected. If I had not won the eBook, I would have purchased it.**

On The Road To FREEDOM!!! Unloading the STUFF!

There's an amazing trend populating blogland lately.  Somehow, ironic, as I have been pondering the same thoughts and have been preparing to blog about it, too.  For the past two weeks, I have contemplated changing my entire thought process on thrifting....and turning my energies to purging, decluttering, minimalizing, downsizing - whatever you want to call it.  It all relates to that nasty word beginning with an "S" - STUFF!!! 

What are we to do with all this STUFF that we have accumulated over time?  This stuff that we so happily paid so little to own.  Stuff that we were so proud to proclaim as awesome buys....bragging how much we saved.  But, did we really get a bargain, and at what expense?  How much of this accumulation are actual products that we need or use on a regular basis?  I look around and can only come up with one exclamation........AAAAAAAAHHHH!!  Insanity!!!

Do I really enjoy all this stuff?  Have I found pleasure in taking care of, moving, dusting, cleaning, and moving it again and again?  Why is there a need to fill up space?   And, when is it enough?  When do we stop?  When do we realize that stuff now consumes our every breath, our every move, our every moment in time??  It completely captivates us to the point that we do not have time for that which truly brings enjoyment - family, friends, and relationships.   

I have spent a great amount of time over the past few weeks reading blog after blog, and eBook after eBook on the topic of minimalism.  And, I have come to the realization that all this STUFF has to go! It clutters my home, my space, my time, and my mind!  You will find that if your space is cluttered, your mind is cluttered.   And, when you regain your space, you regain your mind!  It's a wonderful thing!  I just needed a little bit of a push and some enthusiasm from those who started this way of life before me.  I guess I needed to read over and over again how "freeing" it is to let go.  I am now ready!!

Please join me on my new journey to freedom!  I hope to be so free of stuff that I will have time to enjoy one of my greatest passions ~ writing!