Frugal Living & Money Management

The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half

By: Stephanie Nelson

This book is a great beginner’s guide to get beyond shopping grocery store sales, and is the first place I point new wives and homemakers who are overwhelmed with their food budgets. It was a huge help to me as a new wife and serves as a great reference now.


The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

By: Crystal Payne

Crystal Payne gives a great overview of basic budgeting and money saving skills in this book. This is another staple that every homemaker should read if they are struggling with money management and budgeting.


From Garbage to Gourmet: Prevent Food Waste and Create Delicious Food out of Things You Normally Throw Away

By: Carrie Isaac

This ebook has saved me from so much food waste, I don’t know what I did before I read this book. When we started eating more whole foods I felt like a lot got wasted, but this book helped me learn to get a lot more out of the produce I bought.  For the price, it is a great value for someone who did not grow up with a lot of whole foods.

Total Money Makeover

By: Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is my go-to financial counselor. I love his no-nonsense approach to handling money and how simple his program is to follow. The Baby Steps are almost fool proof and when you combine it with the money management skills from the other books on this list, it helps you become so much closer to reaching your financial goals as the manager of the house’s finances.