Living Well Spending Less

LWSL-Book-Transparent-e1419955167276If there is one area that can get a family in trouble in a heartbeat, it’s finances!  It can ruin marriages, create heartache for children, and cause stress that is almost unbearable!  Many times when finances are in disarray, it causes many areas in your life to be in disarray!

Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life is written for every woman who currently feels overwhelmed or stressed out with a life—and budget—that seems out-of-control. It speaks to the mom who is struggling to balance all the demands of her day-to-day life with the pressure to keep up with the all her friends. It is a practical guide for those of us who long to pull ourselves together but sometimes feel unsure of how to manage all the pieces of a chaotic life. It is the step-by-step guide to creating a life of meaning and joy we’ve all been waiting for.

With brutal honesty and the wisdom of someone who has been there, in this book Ruth looks at how to:

  • Overcome the destructive cycle of “more is never enough” by instead learning to choose contentment right where we are.
  • Step off the treadmill of always trying to keep up, and instead take back your time by making simple shifts in our daily habits.
  • Stop busting our budgets & learn how to cut our grocery bills in half by making five simple tweaks to the way we shop.
  • Create a practical, workable cleaning schedule that works for our own home and family situation.
  • Develop a concrete plan for sharing the Good Life with others in order to bring lasting joy and peace.


Want to know if this book is for you?

*    Do you ever find yourself comparing your life to those around you?
*    Have you ever wished for the courage to follow your dreams?
*    Do you ever struggle to stay organized or get things done?
*    Have you ever felt loaded down with stuff you don’t need….or even want?
*    Do you ever struggle to keep your finances on track?
*    Have you ever wished for a cleaner house?
*    Do you sometimes long for deeper, more authentic relationships in your life?

I have been a huge fan of Ruth Soukup for several years now.  Her blog, her classes, blog tips, and her story just inspires me a great deal!  She is so down to earth and reading her book makes you feel like you are sitting across the table with a friend talking about life!  She shares some wonderful stories throughout the book that just keeps you captivated and after sharing her incredible journey about overspending and hurting her marriage she shares how she began to realize what a “good life” really was!   I read many of the stories she shares with my teens and they even enjoyed them, she has a way of keeping your attention in her story telling!  She fills the book with many scriptures that she has inspired her over the years in her spiritual growth and in her life!  After sharing her story she offers some wonderful household tips from everything from grocery shopping to keeping her home clutter free!

You can buy Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life on Amazon!

What is even more exciting is Ruth hit the NY Bestseller List this past week for the book!  This book is fantastic and I’m excited about giving away a copy here at Together with Family!  Just leave a comment telling me one thing that means “good life” to you!  To enter join the widget below.  Open to US residents only!

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  1. Billie Williams says

    This is a great blog and i think rhis book would be super helpful. I am young married and have a baby and can use all the help i can get.

  2. Tanzania Hernandez says

    This question hit me hard. I think I have been eager for money lately-which has never been my intention. I am graduating from nursing school in three months but because I want to heal people and bandage their wounds- I want to be a world changer. My husband, three girls, and I have had our life on hold for two years with so many setbacks but we have pushed forward always. My stomach has been in a knot everyday because we have to make ends meet all the time. Last month, my in-laws thought I forgot my daughter’s birthday because I didn’t plan a party for her(we didn’t have money so we did cake with family). It hurt me so much that lately I hear myself saying once I get a job it will be better, we can do this and that. This month we were in a car accident, but walked away all okay. We don’t have a car, but we keep pushing forward. It made us realize however that this stuff like a car or parties aren’t important. It is my family and God in our life. We came into this world with nothing and we are leaving with nothing. The love for my kids, husband, and God are eternal. Thank goodness for prayer and God’s grace-I hope if my daughter’s learn anything it will be this.

  3. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I used to envy others their possessions-until I realized these things are just that-things! Don’t get me wrong, I like things as well as the next person, but they are not what makes a good life. A good life is to be content with what you have, and content with who you are!

  4. Marian Boll says

    Being around to help my family. My great granddaughter is a pistol now since she can walk and being able to be with her is priceless.

  5. Cheli Wuest says

    A “good life” is freedom and peace as you live for the Lord and share HIM with those around you…it is joy in the Lord, despite our circumstances.

  6. TriciaA says

    To me the Good Life is being together with my husband and kids and sharing time together – doing anything or nothing, really! My husband is away much of the year so when we are all together, that is the Good Life.

  7. says

    Being a mother of a 7 year old and a 5 month old I’m still having trouble with dividing my time equally with my boys and my S.O. when he gets home from work. We live in a one and a half bedroom house so it always looks cluttered and messy! I could use all the help I can get to pull myself out of this rut I’m in and get things in order and find everything it’s own space!

  8. Talia says

    “The Good Life” is the simple life. A life free from the bondage of the enemy. Finding contentment and joy in the blessings of God. Truely being merely a pilgrim of this world and not conformed of this world.

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