Are you Fabulous And Broke? If you’re living the champagne life on a Chek soda budget and swimming in bills you’re struggling to pay, you should read Natalie P. McNeal’s The Frugalista Files for tips on trimming the fat from your budget (and attacking any personal debt head on).
McNeal details her ambitious efforts to curtail unnecessary shopping, beauty services and expensive dinners and nights out in order to get a handle on her budget (and take a bite out of her student loan and other debts). A “no-buy” month, careful planning and confessional blogging via her then-employer helped her make a personal and professional change. Did living frugal mean no frills or treats whatsoever? Not at all. With a few adjustments, McNeal was still able to travel, eat out and look good with less damage to her bottom line. How’d she do on knocking out her debts? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
For more on Natalie and the “frugal side of fabulous”, check out thefrugalista.com!