One of my 2020 goals for simplychornicallyill is to review 6 books from WordPress bloggers who live with a chronic illness (or three). Currently, I have two publications on my to-review list, but I am searching for three more books to read this year. My first review of 2020 was The Shadow Boxers by Kim Johnson & Karen Anderson and you can find my thoughts here.
So, if you are a chronically ill and have published a book, or know of a WP blogger who is chronically ill, please send them a link to this post. All I need is the title of your book and I will purchase it with my own funds, give you a review on this blog, and hopefully help bring more attention to your work.
Thank you in advance for the chance to assist another chronically ill author.
` wendi is author of 3 books and you can check them out here.
The title of my blog gives away the fact that I live with at least one chronic illness. Now, I don’t want to brag, but I actually live with several, and as interesting as it sounds, it is not a whole lot of fun. Unfortunately I am not the only one in my family who lives with such a burden. Every person in my immediate family lives with at least one chronic illness.
As a result of all of our medical bills, we have learned to live on a tight budget. Over the years I have had to learn to be frugal and about 6 months ago I decided to put some of my frugal ways into a book, Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. It is now available in both paperback and e-book on Amazon. The entire book can be read for FREE with an Amazon Kindle Unlimited membership.
You will notice it is written under a pen name. This has been done as I working on additional books and I am determined to keep the lives of my children private. Thank you for understanding.
There is a simple, no bells or whistles website, THE FRUGAL SOURCE, that lists links to publications, blogs and websites, all having to do with saving, investing, retirement, budgeting, minimalism, do-it-yourself and using money wisely.
In my attempt to stretch our budget a bit tighter, I have found many of these sites to be helpful. May you find something that can bless you too.
I have written a book, under the pen name Charlie, Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. I would be honored if you would take a moment to check it out.
Now that it is summer (and I am way late posting this), there are so many free activities taking place around the country. Just in my small mid-west town we have a free concert series, library summer reading programs, free movies once a week and free lunches every weekday for anyone who is hungry. So check out what is available in your location………you might be amazed how many free activities are available to you and your family and the free choices can be just as fun as the ones that cost money – without the guilt.
Below is a list of some free activities for adults:
Free admission into National Parks
Free admission into museums with Bank of America credit card or
Free classes for adults at home depot………yes, they offer free kid classes too
Free fishing days
Places you can volunteer
Free music app………..makes doing something not-so-fun, more fun with a personalized playlist
Whole foods offers free classes in some locations
Some Williams Sonoma stores offer free classes
I have written a book, Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. I would be thankful if you would take a moment to check it out. Thank you.
If you are anything like me, you need to watch your pennies. My chronic illnesses have put an enormous of strain on our budget requiring me manage it closely. As with de-cluttering books, I have read many (and I mean many) books on how to save money, budgeting and frugality. Some of the books were a total waste of time, others have been very helpful, but the one that changed my life more than any other money saving book is, The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn.
The Complete Tightwad Gazette is not a typical book that reads like a story, instead it is based on the subscription newsletters that Ms. Dacyczyn published from 1990 – 1996. Therefore, the book is divided up into smaller articles ranging from………..should you let a bar of soap dry out before using it, how to make a volleyball net with plastic rings from a 6-pack, to a basic muffin recipe, and everything in between. Because the newsletters were published in the 1990s many of the money saving tips are now outdated and no longer relevant. Despite the book having some out dated money saving tips, I found it extremely useful. I did read the entire book cover to cover, all 959 pages, and it was the only book I have read that encouraged me to start thinking of as many ways as possible I could save us money, how to creatively use up what we already have, and make the most out of every single penny. No other book has pushed me past my comfort zone, to think creatively and encourage me to search for even the smallest ways to save…………hey, it all adds up!
Because this book has been so wildly popular you should be able to check it out from your local library. If you cannot find the Complete Tightwad Gazette, you maybe able to find one of the first three volumes: one, two and three………the later ones would probably be more beneficial. I have seen copies of her books at Half Price Books and Goodwill. In my very humble opinion, it is worth the time and effort to find a copy of her book.
~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Save, Make or Stretch a Dollar
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