Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets [NOOK Book]

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Phil Villarreal is not a Harvard MBA or a professional financial advisor or a talking head on a cable television network focusing on business, but he can change your financial life—if you are willing to move into the gray areas of money and ethics. His advice is as funny as it is useful as it is a little bit evil.

Instead of playing straight and saving money by cutting back on things you need or want, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel has a better...
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Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets

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Overview

Phil Villarreal is not a Harvard MBA or a professional financial advisor or a talking head on a cable television network focusing on business, but he can change your financial life—if you are willing to move into the gray areas of money and ethics. His advice is as funny as it is useful as it is a little bit evil.

Instead of playing straight and saving money by cutting back on things you need or want, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel has a better plan to save money by working the system and sticking it to “the man.” Here’s how to get free Internet service, never pay for ketchup and plastic straws, get refunds on already opened DVDs, clothe yourself using free swag from credit card promotions, benefit from the bonanza that is the garbage thrown out by college kids, how to get in free to sporting events, score free on-demand movies in hotels, and more!

Hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, and sardonically practical, this is the book for everyone who loves rule-bending, loophole-exploiting, money-saving madness. In this economy, it’s every man for himself and dog-eat-dog—and this book can help.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781628730807
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Born in 1978 in Douglas, Phil Villarreal attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated with a business degree in 2000. He is the movie and video game critic at the Arizona Daily Star, contributes to Consumerist websites and blogs. Villarreal lives with his wife Jessica, son Luke, and daughter Emma in Marana, Ariz.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2010

    Horrible

    I was offended by this book. I was intrigued in more ways to save money, but this is so filled with stupid, rude advice rather then giving practical helpful information. I was surprised to see the author mention knocking up his wife, watching porn for free, and giving your dog to the pound is a cheap way to get vet care. I do not see any of the humor in this book, all I saw was disrespect. Do not waste your time or money buying and reading this book. It belongs in the trash. I would not advise anyone to read it.

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  • Posted August 29, 2010

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    Enjoyable quick read

    Very witty and down to earth, I liked the truth and yet comedy of the writer. I liked it...

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel tops my list of fun reads!!

    This is a great book for anyone with even a shred of a sense of humor. Phil Villarreal turns everyday life into a comical approach to save money. His new book is a refreshing break from the monotony some of us face on a daily basis. I am also very impressed at the length of time a Wendy's cup will last. I can only imagine the hundreds of gallons of free soda this little gem has helped get. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys laughing and being thoroughly entertained. The book also pays for itself within mere weeks of practicing just a few of the money grubbing tips found inside. I've cut nearly $200 out of my monthly budget!

    -Steve

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