Saving Savvy Book Review

Saving Savvy

Saving Savvy by Kelly Hancock

Kelly Hancock’s book Saving Savvy is an impressive entry into the save money/personal finance niche.  She goes into some serious detail about how to shave your spending – especially in the grocery area.  And it’s not just about extreme couponing – though she does give plenty of details on how to do that – wisely (sometimes I feel like extreme coupons are just neatnik hoarders – after all who really needs 20 tubes of toothpaste at one time?)  – she also lays out detailed plans on meal and menu planning and stocking your cupboards.

Meal/menu planning is something I talk about a lot – since eating out is a huge – and often unnecessary expense, especially if it happens on a regular basis.  I’m all for date night, and the special dinner out, but when Tuesday is Ruby Tuesday night cause you just don’t want to cook – or worse, you have nothing in the fridge – well then – I think that’s a major budget leak.

So Hancock and Saving Savvy nicely help you overcome that with menu planning sheets, inventory sheets and tips about stocking and storing food.   For those who want to go hard core there are plenty of tips on flash freezing fresh veggies (like when there’s an incredible deal on peppers) and on one a month cooking…(where you cook an entire month of meals and portion them out in smaller containers in your freezer – sort of like Jenny Craig but not…)

And while you may not want to follow everything in Saving Savvy to a “T” or dig on the Bible quotes, don’t overlook the face that she had plenty of solid how information with directions on how to download inventory sheets, meal planners and other cool freebies from her site:

You can buy the book at…Saving Savvy: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living…and Giving by Kelly Hancock.