I love to read! Fiction is my genre of choice but I also love to read practical books with good applications for my life. Even though I already live frugally, I enjoy reading frugal books for their different perspectives on ways to save money. There is always something new to learn and I appreciate the encouragement these books give me.
In the past, I’ve shared quite a few of my favorite frugal books. I recently decided to compile them into one list to help others find a good frugal book to read. Here is a compilation of 23 frugal books to help you save money.
Look at the titles and see which ones catch your interest, and then start reading and learning. I’ve included a one sentence summary of each book as well as “Read more” link that will take you to my full review of the book. I hope this list will help you and inspire you!
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The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine is the perfect book to start with if you’re looking for a good beginner’s guide to coupons and saving money.
All in Good Time by Mandi Ehman and Tara Kuczykowski is helpful if you want advice on how to save in all areas of your life and in every season.
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half by Steve and Annette Economides is an inspiring read of a family who raised their 5 children while spending 77 percent less than what the USDA estimated and this book tells how they saved on groceries without clipping coupons.
Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Cracker gives you an inside perspective on how the thrifty Amish save so much money and pay cash for what they do buy.
31 Days to Radically Reduce Your Expenses by Kalyn Brooke is a step by step guide to dramatically reducing your household expenses. Read more here…
The Lazy Couponer by Jamie Chase shows you to save on your grocery bill in just 45 minutes a week with simple tricks anyone can use.
Instant Bargains by Kimberly Danger lists 600 plus ways you can save on your grocery bill and eat well for less.
Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup shares many different ways that you can continue to live a rich life without spending lots of money.
The Little Book of Big Savings by Ellie Kay is an easy to read book with 351 practical ways to save money now.
Half Price Living by Ellie Kay is a great, Christian resource for those seeking to live on one salary.
Save Big by Elizabeth Leamy focuses on saving on the five big areas of expenses before worrying about little things.
How to Shop for Free by Kathy Spencer has a secular take on how you can get many things – including clothes – for free.
Shop Smart, Save More by Teri Gault tells about how to save and build a stockpile by using the Grocery Game website.
Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey! by Joanie Demer and Heather Wheeler focuses on extreme couponing but there are still some good nuggets in this book.
Shift Your Habit by Elizabeth Rogers is about more than green living with cost comparisons that are practical for everyone.
Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram will help you make small painless changes in your daily habits and routines that will save you money.
Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me about Debt by Jon Acuff is a quick, humorous and helpful read teaching lessons from Dave Ramsey.
The $1000 Challenge by Brian O’Connor is the interesting memoir of how one family cut $1000 from their monthly expenses in just 10 weeks.
Couponing for the Rest of Us by Kasey Knight Trenum is a Christian look at how to use coupons to build a sensible stockpile and save.
The Budget Savvy Diva’s Guide by Sara Lundberg is a short book that is good for beginners to the couponing scene.
Extreme Couponing by Joni Meyer-Crothers gives you the inside scoop on extreme couponing.
Be Centsable by Chrissy Pate and Kristin McKee is another overall money saving book that focuses on more than just coupons.
The Good Life for Less by Amy Allen Clark has ideas for every home on how to save money and still live a joyful and yes, good, life.
I’d actually recommend all of these books, because they all have different frugal hints and tips that can benefit you. However, if you are overwhelmed and trying to figure out where to start, consider these 3 favorites of mine.
If you are looking for an overall helpful book and don’t know where to start with coupons, read Crystal’s book.
If you’re looking for help to save in all areas of your life, read Mandi’s book.
If you’re looking for frugal encouragement to save, particularly so you can stay at home with your children, read anything by Ellie Kay.
What other frugal books have you read that you would add to this list? Please share in the comments so I (and others) have more frugal books to read!