If you are looking to live a more frugal lifestyle and save money on the essentials in order to get out of debt, increase your savings or splurge more on the luxury items you want then you may be interested in some of the books which focus on saving money, frugal living and budgets. Here are some of our top recommended money saving books!
Thrifty Ways for Modern Days by Martin Lewis
You probably recognise the author, he is the man behind MoneySavingExpert.com, referred to by some as the Dumbledore of Debt, Lewis really knows his stuff and can help you transform your life with a range of easy to follow hints and tips. The tips in the book cover a range of everyday living issues from simply the way you to eat to the clothes you wear. The book finishes off with a recipe chapter full of healthy and tasty meals using cheap essential ingredients and with food costs ever increasing this section alone justifies the purchase of the book.
365 Ways to Live Cheap: Your Everyday Guide to Saving Money by Trent Hamm
This is written by a renowned finance blogger Trent Hamm from The Simple Dollar and simply lists 365 different ways you can reduce the cost of everyday living. The tips cover cars, hobbies, food, debt and even vacations and although the book is American it is relevant across the world. The tips vary and all will change the way you think when it comes to purchases.
If you don’t want to splash out on the book then it’s always worth reading the tips and ideas on his blog.
Money Magic by Alvin Hall
This is an easy to read book which covers seven steps towards financial freedom and therefore targeting the reader that may feel tied down with debts and those living hand to mouth which can always be stressful. The book helps you examine your spending habits, guide you into ways in which you can escape from debt and then help you to save money all ways which will help you become financially free. Alvin was in debt himself and got out of it so this is definitely worth the read knowing the author has an idea of how you feel.
Money Magic is available on the Kindle for only 99p so you won’t be breaking the budget by purchasing this. If you don’t have a kindle you can download the software to your computer and read from there.
And remember, now you are living frugally don’t buy the books new! If you can’t find the books in a library then use Amazon and eBay to find used books and save money on the RRP! With this type of book you only need to read it once so chances are most will be in great condition and when you are done you can sell on again and recoup your small investment!