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45 Books About Frugal Living

on 7.10.2019 at 2:30pm

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It’s no surprise that our family loves to read, and I love to read a wide range of books. And even though I talk and share about frugal living as my profession, sometimes reading a book about frugality or simplifying serves to give me a jolt of inspiration. If you like to read, there are so many books about frugal living on the market that it can be hard to sift through them. Well, I’ve gone through all the “top” lists and made sure I’m only presenting the cream of the crop—scroll through this list and see what jumps out at you!

All of these are available on Amazon as Ebooks or printed books, but my best recommendation for trying out a book is to check it out from your local libray (for more tips on that, check out our 6 Ways to Download Free Audiobooks and Ebooks!). Hopefully at least one of these will give you a bit of inspiration toward a more frugal life!

Just a note, remember that frugality doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. These books run the range of making a budget to how to talk about money with your kids to how to make things from scratch to how to live a more simple life overall.

45 Books About Frugal Living

1. Frugal Living for the 21st Century: Adventures in Using Your Money Wisely by Marie Brack

2. You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want by Jesse Mecham

3. The Frugal Life: The Simple Path to Living a Good Life on a Budget by Michelle Stewart

4. The Art of Frugal Hedonism: A Guide to Spending Less While Enjoying Everything More by Annie Raser-Rowland

5. Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Willard Thames

6. Frugality for Depressives: Money Saving Tips for Those Who Find Life a Little Harder by Abigail Perry

7. The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less is More — More or Less by Emrys Westacott

8. The Debt Escape Plan: How to Free Yourself from Credit Card Balances, Boost Your Credit Score, and Live Debt-Free by Beverly Harzog

9. You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness and a Purposeful Life by Jason Vitug

10. The Recovering Spender: How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-Free Life by Lauren Greutman

11. The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything by Neil Pasricha

12. Made from Scratch: Discovering Pleasures from the Handmade Life by Jenna Woginrich

13. #FRUGALITYPAYS: Money Saving Tips for the Underachiever by Antonio Starr

14. Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin

15. The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul by Dave Bruno

16. The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better by Chris Farrell

17. Effortless Savings: A Money Management Guide to Saving Without Sacrifice by Richard Syrop

18. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki

19. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Freedom by Dave Ramsey

20. The Complete Tightwad Gazette: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle by Amy Dacyczyn

21. Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend Smarter, and Save Money by Clark Howard

22. A Money Saving Mindset: 40 Ways to Help You Save by Derek Polen

23. Living Large for the Long Haul: Consumer-Tested Ways to Overhaul Your Finances, Increase Your Savings, and Get Your Life Back on Track by Clark Howard

24. Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half by Chrissy Pate and Kristin McKee

25. Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less by Leah Ingram

26. The Minimalist Budget: A Practical Guide on How to Save Money, Spend Less and Live More with a Minimalist Lifestyle by Simeon Lindstrom

27. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley

28. The Good Life For Less: Giving Your Family Great Meals, Good Times, and a Happy Home on a Budget by Amy Allen Clark and Jana Murphy

29. Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze

30. Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By by Cary Siegel

31. The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker

32. The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness by Bari Tessler

33. Not Buying It: Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids by Brett Graff

34. Couponing for the Rest of Us: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More by Kasey Knight Trenum

35. The Year Without a Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting by Scott Dannemiller

36. The Budgeting Habit: How to Make a Budget and Stick To It by S. J. Scott and Rebecca Livermore

37. The One Week Budget: Learn to Create Your Money Management System in 7 Days or Less by Tiffany Aliche

38. How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck: A Proven Path to Money Mastery in Only 15 Minutes a Week by Avery Breyer

39. How to Manage Your Money When You Don’t Have Any by Erik Wecks

40. Living a Beautiful Life on Less: The Blissful and Domestice Guide to Food, Fun, and Finances by Danielle Wagasky

41. The Everything Budgeting Book: Practical Advice for Saving and Managing Your Money–from Daily Budgets to Long-Term Goals by Tere Stouffer

42. The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich by David Bach

43. The Six Dollar Family: From Six Dollars to Six Figures by Stacy Barr

44. The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber

45. Dirt Cheap Adult: A Millenial’s Guide to Life on a Budget by Amanda Kintz

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Looking for something longer than a blog post to inspire you to save money & live more simply? Check our comprehensive list of 45 books about frugal living!