Crystal Paine’s brand new book, Money Making Mom is definitely going on my list of favorite reads of 2015!
If you don’t know who Crystal Paine is, you need to check out her work. She is a blogger at moneysavingmom.com and one of my favorite parts of her awesome platform is her Morning Motivation show on Periscope which is fantastic. She’s the author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and this, her latest book, Money Saving Mom just came out last week and, while my book buying budget is really tight these days, I’m sooooooooo glad I preordered this one!
Rating: 5.0 – 5.0
My Thoughts: Okay, I’m not a mom but I’ve had the entrepreneurial bug since I was a child and wanted to set up a lemonade stand. I never did but I did have a business selling hand-stamped and embossed greeting cards. I also spent hours pouring over one of my all-time favorite books, Moneymakers: Good Cents for Girls from the American Girl Library. I was constantly flipping through it, dreaming up ways to make my own cash.
Money Making Mom is to my adult life what Moneymakers was to my childhood. That entrepreneurial desire has only increased with age and Crystal Paine perfectly outlines the steps you need to take to start a business and travel the road to financial freedom. She talks about her own experience and the shares stories of other women who have started business of her own. The book is clear, concise and full of inspiration and practical tips and tools you can use no matter what your situation is.
But Crystal’s message extends far beyond just making a living (which is, of course, extremely important!) because the tagline says “earn more and make a difference“. She talks about the importance of living generously and using financial freedom as a means by which we can give to those around us. It’s what she and her family have done in their life and it’s what she’s passionate about teaching others. This is something that resonated with me because as I make plans for my own future, one of my biggest desires is to have enough time and money to invest in others. And that takes intentionality and hard work!
This book isn’t about getting rich quick, it’s a practical look at a mindset, establishing goals, putting in the hard work, cultivating a lifestyle, and experiencing the satisfaction of making a living at what you love. It’s worth every penny and I recommend it to anyone who would like to escape the 9-5 and start a business. CHECK IT OUT!