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Living With Less So Your Family Has More

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Our culture believes that bigger is better, but Jill and Mark Savage believe that being satisfied with less materially can allow you to give your family more-emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.

Jill and Mark, a husband and wife team who have made it on less than society says they need for more than twenty years, lay out a three-step plan for investing in the things that really matter. First, they help you identify a long-term vision for your family and then they show you...

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Overview

Our culture believes that bigger is better, but Jill and Mark Savage believe that being satisfied with less materially can allow you to give your family more-emotionally, relationally, and spiritually.

Jill and Mark, a husband and wife team who have made it on less than society says they need for more than twenty years, lay out a three-step plan for investing in the things that really matter. First, they help you identify a long-term vision for your family and then they show you the attitudes that you'll need to adopt to make that vision a reality. They share practical action steps to help you make small and big changes-from organizing coupons more effectively to changing a career path or transitioning to a smaller home. Whether your goal is allowing both parents to cut back work hours and stress, making it financially feasible for one parent to stay home full-time, or simply carving out more time in the day for family, this book will help you get there.

Sprinkled with true stories from families who have used Jill and Mark's techniques for living richly, the Savages' honest, straightforward, in-the-trenches approach will inspire and encourage you to live well while putting your family first.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824948016
  • Publisher: Ideals Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 209
  • Sales rank: 1,384,177
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Dr. Kevin Leman ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Vision 1

Chapter 1 Less Is Really More 5

Chapter 2 Redefining More 15

Part 2 Attitudes 35

Chapter 3 Countercultural Mindset: It's an Out-of-This-World Experience 37

Chapter 4 Contentment: Living with Less and Liking It 48

Chapter 5 Sacrifice: Forfeit to Win! 61

Chapter 6 Simplicity: Sometimes Less Really Is More 75

Chapter 7 Frugality: Living with More Time and Less Money 84

Chapter 8 Faith: Ordinary People Trusting in an Extraordinary God 98

Chapter 9 Community: You Can't Do This Alone 110

Part 3 Actions 119

Chapter 10 Finances: Budget Is Not a Bad Word and Cash Really Is in Vogue 121

Chapter 11 Savings, Investments and Insurance: It's All about the Risk 131

Chapter 12 Food and Clothing: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too 144

Chapter 13 Housing: There's No Place Like Home 157

Chapter 14 Transportation: You're Driving Me Crazy 166

Chapter 15 Holidays: Santa's on a Budget and Vacation Is a Nonnegotiable 174

Chapter 16 College: Higher Education at Lower Cost 188

Chapter 17 Income: Make Money Doing What You Love 198

Chapter 18 Are You a Less-Is-More Family? 206

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