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Miserly moms : living on one income in a two-income economy
McCoy, Jonni.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn : Bethany House Publishers, 2001.
Physical Description:
247 pages ; 22 cm
Coming home stories: what some moms say about their decision -- The eleven miserly guidelines -- Guideline 1: don't confuse frugality with depriving yourself -- Guideline 2: remove little wasters of your money -- Guideline 3: keep track of food prices -- Guideline 4: don't buy everything at the same store -- Guideline 5: buy in bulk whenever possible -- Guideline 6: make your own whenever possible -- Guideline 7: eliminate convenience foods -- Guideline 8: cut back on meats -- Guideline 9: waste nothing -- Guideline 10: institute a soup and bread (or baked potato) night -- Guideline 11: cook several meals at once and freeze them -- Special needs -- Some great recipes -- Be wary of warehouse clubs -- Stretch the season -- Dinner on meeting night -- Birthdays, holidays and special occasions -- Baby care -- The cost of working -- Clothing -- Help for the working mom -- The husband -- Ten ways to get your kids to save -- Miscellaneous tips: photo developing, gas, milk, bread machines, coffee, decorating and furniture, hair care, cosmetics, credit cards, vacations, tools and appliances, paint and varnish, legal advice, check charges and bank fees, long distance phone carriers, seasonal savings chart -- Medical expenses -- Utilities -- Crafts for kids -- Safer and cheaper -- An easy $10,000 -- Appendix a: menu plans -- Appendix b: substitutions, equivalency tables, metric conversions -- Appendix c: additional resources.
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HG179 .M37435 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Designed to help families live on one income, the book is packed with ways to reduce expenses and expose hidden living costs.

Author Notes

Jonni McCoy holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications and spent ten years working as senior buyer for such firms as Apple Computers. In addition to being a mom, she now writes and presents seminars about living on less. The McCoys live in Colorado Springs, where they homeschool their two children

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 13
Prefacep. 17
1. Coming Home Stories: What Some Moms Say About Their Decisionp. 19
2. The Eleven Miserly Guidelinesp. 27
3. Guideline 1: Don't Confuse Frugality With Depriving Yourselfp. 31
4. Guideline 2: Remove Little Wasters of Your Moneyp. 34
5. Guideline 3: Keep Track of Food Pricesp. 42
6. Guideline 4: Don't Buy Everything at the Same Storep. 46
7. Guideline 5: Buy in Bulk Whenever Possiblep. 59
8. Guideline 6: Make Your Own Whenever Possiblep. 63
9. Guideline 7: Eliminate Convenience Foodsp. 77
10. Guideline 8: Cut Back on Meatsp. 80
11. Guideline 9: Waste Nothingp. 89
12. Guideline 10: Institute a Soup and Bread or Baked Potato Nightp. 91
13. Guideline 11: Cook Several Meals At Once and Freeze Themp. 96
14. Special Needsp. 101
15. Some Great Recipesp. 104
16. Be Wary of Warehouse Clubsp. 126
17. Stretch the Seasonp. 131
18. Dinner on Meeting Nightp. 137
19. Birthdays, Holidays, and Special Occasionsp. 139
20. Baby Carep. 145
21. The Cost of Workingp. 151
22. Clothingp. 156
23. Help for the Working Momp. 159
24. The Husbandp. 163
25. Ten Ways to Get Kids to Savep. 166
26. Miscellaneous Tipsp. 171
Photo developing
Bread machines
Decorating and furniture
Hair care
Tools and appliances
Paint and varnish
Legal advice
Check charges and bank fees
Long-distance phone carriers
Seasonal savings chart
27. Medical Expensesp. 190
28. Utilitiesp. 197
29. Crafts for Kidsp. 208
30. Safer and Cheaperp. 218
31. An Easy $10,000p. 229
Appendix A Menu Plansp. 233
Appendix B Substitutions, Equivalency Table, and Metric Conversionp. 237
Appendix C Additional Resourcesp. 241
Indexp. 245