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The Frugalista Files by Natalie McNeal

After chatting with the author on Twitter, @frugalista, I finally bought the e-book for my iPad. Ironically, reading this book coincided with a goal of mine to get out of debt and take more control over my money. Perhaps, the underlying motivation is that I am in my last year of my 20s or that I am going through a divorce. Either way, this book was right on point. The most intriguing and useful tip that I will be implementing is the "No Spend Month." Next month, March 2011, will be my "No Spend Month." Some people have already said that they couldn't do it, especially since it is the month of Spring Break, but I am optimistic about my ability to control my spending and still enjoy my spring break. After unsuccessful attempts of soliciting friends to join me, I am on my own. Yet, I am encouraged to do it. Not only does this book includes tips about living within your means, there is any underlying message: Using what you have and turning what you know to do into a passionate career. This book has truly motivated me to what I want in life: a passionate career to live a fulfilled life. I would definitely recommend this book. I enjoyed reading it. I have even checked out her blog.


  1. I'll check out your progress. I have two trips I'm trying to make in for career reasons but other than that I'd join you. I'm about to order the book now though.

  2. Cool...I think I will start a personal blog to monitor how I am doing...I have a blog about everything, except what I actually think! :-) Feel free to join me next month. Gonna try to do it in March and April! :-) Let me know what you think!

  3. Oh're going to try two "No Buy" months back to back. That is quite a challenge. I'll keep checking back here for your progress. I know you can do it!

    The Frugalista Files provided really great tips to assist you.


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