Sunday, March 20, 2011
Book Review - The Savvy Life by Melissa Tosetti & Kevin Gibbons
The first time I was made aware of this book was on the blog "The Simply Luxurious Life", and eventually I also saw it reviewed on some of the other blogs that I read, too, which made me really curious and interested in finding out more.
The main message of "Living The Savvy Life" is - in short - "...to save money on the things that aren't important to you so can afford to spend money on the things that are important to you."
Being on a totally average income, prioritizing my spending isn't new to me, but I'm always looking for better ways to do it, and this book seemed to be exactly what I've been looking for! I decided to buy it, but then I found out that bloggers are offered a free copy in exchange for a review, posting it on their blog and on at least one of the online book resources selling the book. I found this to be a fantastic opportunity and immediately sent an email to Melissa with a link to my blog. A couple of days later I received a very nice and positive reply, and some weeks later the book arrived in my mailbox with a note from Melissa plus her business card. I could hardly wait to start reading, and I probably read 2/3 of the book during the next couple of days.
I immediately found that "Living The Savvy Life" is an inspiring and useful tool for everybody who wish to get better at making more savvy financial choices in their lives. This book helps you to recognize your priorities and is filled with great tips, advice and techniques on how to save money on everything from house and home to travel, clothing and food. The content is clearly divided into chapters, and one of the best things about this book is that you can start saving money almost immediately by applying one or more of the techniques described! You don't have to deal with everything at once, you start with what is most important and makes the most sense to you, taking small steps. The book is written in a friendly and talkative manner which makes it interesting and fun to read, it's almost like reading a letter from a good friend!
Though I'm european and the book is basically aimed at the US market, I find it to be equally useful no matter where in the world you're located, and whether you live in a big city or in a small village, and it will teach you how to get the most out of your local resources.
In my opinion "Living The Savvy Life" is totally worth the money and I'll definitely be using a lot of the advice in the book. When I've finished writing this review, I'll sit down with a cup of coffee and start answering the questions in the last part of the book, designed to help me focus on my goals and priorities and becoming a savvy woman!
Finally a big thank you to Melissa for sending me the book and letting me write this review!
Find out more at http://www.livingthesavvylife.com/.