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Trying to be debt-free and stress-free

 Less is more. That statement can be true when it comes to spending less money and saving more! I’m always keeping my eye out for great financial self help books to cross my path at the library. I usually walk away with at least a couple tips and tricks to help me keep my spending and saving in check. The Cheapskate Next Door The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means does just that. Author Jeff Yeager traveled the country visiting self proclaimed Cheapskates and learning their secrets. While some of the suggestions he learned are way out of my reach, like cleaning one’s own septic tank, many suggestions from the cheapskates of America are easy lifestyle changes that can add up big over the years, for example driving a manual transmission car over an automatic. The book focuses on 16 attitudes that most cheapskates have about money that enable them to live a debt free, happy life. The author makes too many references to his previous book in my opinion, but overall, his message comes through. Yeager makes a point to mention that most of the cheapskates he met are avid readers that always use their public library! Check it out and see if you fit the cheapskate profile!

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The Cheapskate Next Door The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means

9780767931328

Trying to be debt-free and stress-free

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 Less is more. That statement can be true when it comes to spending less money and saving more! I’m always keeping my eye out for great financial self help books to cross my path at the library. I usually walk away with at least a couple tips and tricks to help me keep my spending and saving in check. The Cheapskate Next Door The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means does just that. Author Jeff Yeager traveled the country visiting self proclaimed Cheapskates and learning their secrets. While some of the suggestions he learned are way out of my reach, like cleaning one’s own septic tank, many suggestions from the cheapskates of America are easy lifestyle changes that can add up big over the years, for example driving a manual transmission car over an automatic. The book focuses on 16 attitudes that most cheapskates have about money that enable them to live a debt free, happy life. The author makes too many references to his previous book in my opinion, but overall, his message comes through. Yeager makes a point to mention that most of the cheapskates he met are avid readers that always use their public library! Check it out and see if you fit the cheapskate profile!

Book

The Cheapskate Next Door The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means

9780767931328

Posted by Jill Lansky at 08/19/2010 10:21:24 AM | 


I love the idea that less is more - I've found that rather than being a perfectionist and trying to do more, it is better to sometimes focus on what you want to accomplish rather than the details.

This book looks interesting though - I've never thought of applying it to finances.
Posted by: Utah Graphic Designer ( Email ) at 8/20/2010 1:20 PM


I agree this book does seem very interesting and with he state of the economy at the moment every little really does help. Any advice on how to save money especially when tried and tested would definatley help anyone to control their finances and reduce debts.
Posted by: Debt ( Email ) at 10/5/2011 1:10 PM


Debt is really a huge burden. I will read out this book as I also want to live a debt free life.You have shared a good information. Thanks for such post.
Posted by: Wonga ( Email ) at 10/29/2011 5:21 AM


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