5 Money Saving Books for Your Summer Reading List

If you’re looking for a little summer reading, might I suggest the non-fiction section? I’m a huge reader, and, I devour books that help me learn new ideas.

I originally learned couponing from a book, every debt free blogger I’ve talked to says they got inspiration from a book, and our gardening technique came from — you guessed it — a book!

I’ve read books about budgeting, shopping, couponing, and frugal living, and I have a have a few favorites that I just keep going back to. I learn something new every time I read them again, so I add them to my summer reading list almost every year.

Here are 7 books to read this summer that will help you save money all year:

  • Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It and Invest It 1 of 5
    Enjoy Your Money! How to Make It, Save It and Invest It
    This is by far the most enjoyable non-fiction book I've ever read. While it is a non-fiction, personal finance book, it's set up as a story, with characters who meet in an effort to achieve the financial peace their parents lack. J. Steve Miller teaches valuable lessons on earning, saving, investing and being charitable through the stories & lives of the Counter Culture Club—4 high school students who learn from their financially savvy teacher, Mrs. Kramer. I wish I had started my life with the lessons in this book. I can only hope to start my own children out with the strong background these characters received.
    Buy It
  • Total Money Makeover 2 of 5
    Total Money Makeover
    This is the book all 5 debt free bloggers I profiled credited for their success. Dave Ramsey's no nonsense approach to debt management has helped countless families dig their way out from under a mountain of creditors. His zero budget envelope system will change the way you think about your paycheck. The hubby & I each read this book, and, while we've had some setbacks along the way, I'd like to think we're making good progress.
    Buy It
  • It’s All Too Much 3 of 5
    It's All Too Much
    On the surface, this is a book about clutter & organization. However, Peter Walsh talks a lot about what clutter is costing you. How much are you paying for each cluttered square foot in your house? Are you spending extra money on a storage unit? Is your expensive car in the driveway because your garage is full of junk? While I don't have the clutter & organization completely under control just yet, it has forced me to carefully consider every purchase, preventing new clutter & unnecessary expenses.
    Buy It
  • Shop, Save, and Share 4 of 5
    Shop, Save, and Share
    This is the book that started it all! While, I was pretty frugal & piddled with coupons for years, Ellie Kay kicked off my extreme frugality and gave me my start in the art of couponing. Her commitment to sharing from her abundance really spoke to me and has always been a part of my couopning. Sadly, the book is out of print but I am thrilled to discover an entire Ellie Kay arsenal—I clearly have more reading to do!
    Buy It
  • Square Foot Gardening 5 of 5
    Square Foot Gardening
    A few years ago, I found this book and my garden & budget have thanked me ever since. Mel Bartholomew's square foot garden concept grows a lot of veggies in just a little space! The soil mix & plans he recommends have resulted in richer dirt each year. A few years ago, we didn't even have to add soil to our garden bed—it was full of dark, rich, organic soil already. The worms love it, and we have more vegetables than ever before, from the same small space.
    Buy It

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