As the title suggests this book is full of wonderful tips for how to live on one income in what is increasingly becoming a two income world.
My favorite thing about this book was that in addition to all of the great information in the book McCoy also provides additional books and/or websites at the end of each chapter to help the reader find even more information about each topic. At the end of the book there are even more resources listed to help one continue on the journey of frugal living.
On to the information in the book itself. There are eleven chapters devoted to McCoys' miserly guidelings. Of these eleven the first, Don't Confuse Frugality with Depriving Yourself, is my favorite. In it she sets the tone for the rest of the book by letting her audience know that she doesn't personally do anything that makes her feel cheap or deprived. She also talks about the importance of having a goal for wanting to change to a frugal lifestyle, in many cases this is being able to stay at home with children although for some it is buying a bigger house or going on a vacation to Europe.
I found this one point helped me the most. When I think of the time I spend saving money as a way for me to get to spend more time with my son instead of a hardship it is much more fun and less intimidating. For example, would I rather eat out every night or spend extra time cooking if it means staying home with my child.
Other chapters include recipes, holidays, baby care. clothing, the cost of working, how to get kids to save, medical expenses, utilities and several others.
This is a great book for anyone thinking about cutting part of the family income or anyone interested in how to live more frugally in order to save money for any reason.