March 10, 2010

Penny Pinching Chick

The Penny Pinchers Club begins with the main character, Kat Griffiths, unpacking her husband's luggage and discovering two mint tingle condom wrappers. Upon further searching, she finds a receipt for an expensive dinner at a restaurant and an exchange of emails. Her mind begins to question what's really going on in her marriage. Is her husband having an affair? Is he sleeping with Bree, his young pretty assistant?

Eventually she seeks the advice of an attorney who advises that Kat needs approximately $15,000 for a divorce. With no prior knowledge of her finances, a fear of bills, and a $240 monthly Starbucks habit, this is a task that Kat needs outside help with. She joins the Rocky Rivers Penny Pinchers Club. The members analyze her spending and support Kat in her quest to save cash. Meanwhile Kat's ex, that she was almost married to, returns to town.

In this economy, most of us have scaled back on splurging. No more shopping excursions on the weekend. Instead we spend Saturday morning balancing checkbooks and modifying our budgets. Our Sunday afternoons are spent clipping coupons and window shopping...on the internet. We flick off lights around the house that aren't being used. Hey, drastic times call for drastic measures.

This book was recommended quite some time ago by a fellow chick lit lover (
Steph "Chic Princess Petite"). So when I read the description and saw the title, I figured this would be the perfect time to finally read this book. It's a light, quick read and offers money-saving tips in a story format. The author closes all loose ends, so a sequel is highly unlikely. I recommend that you borrow from your local library (as a true Penny Pincher would) and enjoy this fun read.


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