The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means
He’s at it again, but this time he’s not alone. America’s Ultimate Cheapskate is back with all new secrets for how to live happily below your means, á la cheapskate. For The Cheapskate Next Door, Jeff Yeager tapped his bargain-basement-brain-trust, hitting the road to interview and survey... show more
He’s at it again, but this time he’s not alone. America’s Ultimate Cheapskate is back with all new secrets for how to live happily below your means, á la cheapskate. For The Cheapskate Next Door, Jeff Yeager tapped his bargain-basement-brain-trust, hitting the road to interview and survey hundreds of his fellow cheapskates to divulge their secrets for living the good life on less. Jeff reveals the 16 key attitudes about money – and life – that allow the cheapskates next door to live happy, comfortable, debt-free lives while spending only a fraction of what most Americans spend. Their strategies will change your way of thinking about money and debunk some of life’s biggest money myths. For example, you’ll learn: how to cut your food bill in half and eat healthier as a result; how your kids can get a college education without ever borrowing a dime; how to let the other guy pay for deprecation by learning the secrets of buying used, not abused; how you can save serious money by negotiating and bartering; and how – if you know where to look – there’s free stuff and free fun all around you. The Cheapskate Next Door also features dozens of original “Cheap Shots” – quick, money saving tips that could save you more than $25,000 in a single year! Cheap Shots give you the inside scoop on: • How to save hundreds on kids’ toys; • What inexpensive old-fashioned kitchen appliance can save you more than $200 a year; • How you can travel the world without ever having to pay for lodging; • What single driving tip can save you $30,000 during your lifetime; • Even how to save up to 40% on fine wines (and we’re not talking about the kind that comes in a box). From simple money saving tips to truly life changing financial strategies, the cheapskates next door know that the key to financial freedom and enjoying life more is not how much you earn, but how much you spend. Jeff Yeager is the author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches, and has appeared as a guest correspondent on the NBC Today Show and Discovery’s Planet Green network. He is also the author of the popular blog The Green Cheapskate, www.TheDailyGreen.com Visit his website www.UltimateCheapskate.com
Publish date: June 8th 2010
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Great book, but most of the information I already knew thanks to my mother.
I am the Cheapskate next door -- which is exactly why I’m next door; we never could have afforded to buy a house before we became frugal. But I found the portrayal of "cheapskates" here didn't really speak to my experience, and was also kind of annoying. Although supposedly coming from an admiring s...