Monday, April 27, 2009

Molly's Money-Saving Digest, May 2009

Well, this was the first time that I was able to check out Molly's Money-Saving Digest, (As a review item for The Old Schoolhouse Store/ and Econobusters )and I enjoyed the chance! I feel like Molly's Money-Saving Digest is the new "Tightwad Gazette" with a homeschooling family "bent".

  • Molly's Minute summarizes what you'll find in this month's Digest
  • Begin with the Basics is a "Strawberry Primer" for May and June
  • One Sale This Month tracks what typically goes on sale each month. I particularly enjoyed this section, and I even scored a new handmixer (To replace the one that died back in December...), feeling fairly confident that I got it for a pretty rock-bottom price~ worth the cost of the digest, and then some!
  • Keeping It All Together covers some budgeting basics, that follow on the heels of previous digest "Assignments"
  • Parenting that Pays is a sweet tribute of women sharing what they learned from their moms and/or mother-figures
  • Feather Your Nest Frugally, Pull Up a Chair, Goal Getter Spotlight, Readers Write In, and Something Old, Something New all offer hints, tips and inspiration for frugal home-making (With topics touching on decorating, organizing, budgeting/cutting back on expenses, recipes, and celebrating special days)
  • This month's feature~ Learning for Life~ Your Child's Education includes articles and interviews that cover parenting preschoolers all the way up to "post-high school". I particularly enjoyed hearing about the post-high school opportunities, and reading the interview with Paula Reetz and Sherri MacLean, co-authors of Preschool Activities in a Bag.

All in all, I enjoyed reading through, learning a few things, being reminded of a few things, and finding a few new and relevant online links to explore.

Thanks, Molly!