When I got married, I developed a new fascination with budgeting, reducing expenses, couponing, all that jazz. I’ve long used EveryDollar to track expenses. And my mother has passed down her budget savvy to me, but I didn’t know a whole lot about reducing expenses (especially regular ones like rent). Enter Creative Savings, a blog run by Kalyn Brooke that invites you to take advantage of her life-organizing tips.
Recently Kalyn broadened her focus on Creative Savings to more than just saving money. She’s now committed to also guiding you to save in other areas of your life. She posts regularly about simplifying your homemaking systems. And she’s a big fan of bullet journaling, which I’m eager to try!
What first drew me to her book 31 Days to Radically Reduce Your Expenses was the motivation to take control of every area of my household budget–even reducing expenses that seem out of my control.
In Reduce Your Expenses, Kalyn provides insight into how to save on entertainment costs (cut cable, anyone?) and never miss your favorite shows or movie releases. She gives tips on how to negotiate and lower your internet bill. I’ve never used the bookmark feature on my Kindle app so much in my whole life (I am still working my way through all my bookmarks and trimming my budget as I go!).
I have the privilege of working with Kalyn via helping her edit some blog posts every month. But I’d totally read every post she writes anyway: she’s a conversational, friendly writer you love to learn from.
One of my favorite parts about purchasing her book is that I received exclusive access to a wealth of printables that now help me keep track of what I previously tried to account for with brain space. Let’s face it: I don’t have enough brain cells to devote to recording medical expenses so that tax time is smoother. And I couldn’t tell you the last time I rotated my tires. But I have a printable for that now!
If you’re seeking a way to trim every line item in your budget, may I suggest Reduce Your Expenses by Kalyn Brooke? While you’re at it, check out Creative Savings, too. If you only add Reduce Your Expenses to your Amazon wishlist for later, you can glean a lot of information on budget (and life!) organization right on her blog.
About the Author
Kalyn Brooke is the founder of CreativeSavingsBlog.com, where she inspires busy women to simplify and organize their entire life. From smart savings tips, to home organization, and everything in-between, this site features practical solutions and creative inspiration to manage every task in a more efficient way. Originally from Upstate NY, Kalyn now resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband, Joseph, and two terribly spoiled rabbits, named Cody and Cinder. Connect with Kalyn online here.