Book Review- Real Life on a Budget by Jessi Fearon
|Real Life on a Budget by Jessi Fearon|
If you are looking to improve your financial situation, having a budget that you can follow to meet your goals is essential. Real Life on a Budget is easy to read and provides some solid advice on how to get on the right track financially. This is the third book written by Jessi Fearon who also writes at the personal finance site The Budget Mama.
Real Life on a Budget is written in short chapters that cover topics related to setting financial goals, setting up an emergency fund, paying off debt, planning a budget, and dealing with issues that can derail a budget. Each chapter ends with a "challenge" which prompts the reader to implement the concepts that were covered in each chapter.
I think most people who want to improve their financial situation will be able to relate to this book since it is written from the perspective of someone who was deep in debt from using credit cards to live above her means and was able to turn things around through frugal living and staying on a carefully planned budget. Jessi describes the challenges of staying on a budget while balancing life with her husband and kids- this is the "real life" that is mentioned in the title.
If you don't have a budget, or have a budget that is not working for you, Real Life on a Budget would be useful reading. This book is well-written and provides specific steps to set goals, plan a budget, get out of debt, and tips to stay on your budget.
Thanks to Jessi for providing an advance copy of the book to review here on Penny Pincher Journal. The book will be distributed starting June 30, 2015 on Amazon and can be pre-ordered now.