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The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life Book Buzz:

quotation marks 1 Buzz about the BookMcNeal, a journalist and founder of, chronicles her journey from debt-slave to empowered financier in this delightful account… “Her example shows that gaining control of one’s expenses is within almost anyone’s grasp.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

quotation marks 1 Buzz about the BookThe Frugalista Files is easy to read and totally entertaining. I literally was laughing out loud at certain parts…It is refreshing to hear how someone tackled her issues with debt while still being able to live her fabulous life. This book is totally Confessions of a Shopaholic meets Suze Orman. ~ Marquette Heaven – AOL Shopping

quotation marks 1 Buzz about the BookIf you’re expecting a thick personal finance tome, you’ll be disappointed. I’ve read enough of those, and I don’t think most people get in debt because they don’t know the difference between an IRA and a Keogh. It’s those common sense choices – like Natalie had to make – that make the difference.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as much for the fun of getting to know her as for the personal finance saga. ~ Sally A. Herigstad, personal finance journalist, author, “Help! I Can’t Pay My Bills” 

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Sassy March 28, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I have never Blogged before, new to me. But anyway I got your book at Kmart on Sunday and read the whole thing. It is nice to know that other people have the same problems and concerns. I think it is great you are doing what you want. That is a great problem for alot of us. We have good jobs that are really not what we want to do. I will be 50 in a few years and work in a very stressful job. I thought by know I would have some type of job helping other people, but I am barely able to get myself straight. Great job on the book!!! It has inspired me to write my new resume and send it to people I would really like to work for.. Thx And keep up the good work… SASSY


LaLa June 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I’m reading the book now and it’s inspsiring. I too am a starving journalist who lives with caviar dreams on a bologna budget. Although I haven’t taken the total plunge into “frugalista” life, I have started with baby steps. I hope to take as many tips as I can from your book and apply it to my financial life. thanks for writing and congrats on your success!


musikid September 28, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I am a 22-yr old recent college graduate who has always loved to shop. I have a modest amount of credit card debt and I am scared that I will continue living just enough out of my means…this book has inspired me. This is my first step towards the model you have set for other men and women longing for a world of moderation and management. Thank you so very much!


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