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

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

by Jeff Yeager
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The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means by Jeff Yeager

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767931328
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 527,123
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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

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The Cheapskate Next Door 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
DDauthor More than 1 year ago
Money, money, money- regardless if we share, save, horde or spend it, we must have some to live and therefore learn how to manage it wisely. The Cheapskate Next Door is a valuable guide on how to sweet talk those dollar bills into submission so they can work in our favor. This book is for young and old, rich and poor, cheapskates and spenders alike. I especially relished Jeff Yeager's take on creating memories with our loved ones instead of stockpiling things. Cherished memories last, material stuff crumbles. He also questions how much our time is really worth and comes up with compelling answers. The stories regarding fellow cheapskates were not only delightful, but helpful, and sometimes downright odd, which kept me highly entertained while gaining valuable insider tips on saving money. Lest you be disappointed, he adds his own colorful tales, too, uh hem.the tent, the teenagers and the rain, which really wasn't rain. You won't want to miss any of this. And I was taken with the "Cheap Shots," clever snippets throughout the book on saving financially through various methods we might have overlooked. My favorite was the fiscal fasting, spending detox, which translates to going a whole week without whipping out our wallets. The theory behind this, Jeff says, is to use what resources we already possess and save money in the process, while also examining how and why we spend. I plan on trying this, even though my debit card is sometimes wedged in my hand like a nut in a shell. What I've shared here is only a sampling of this financial savings buffet, laid out like the feast it is. Jeff Yeager has managed yet again to wrap a wad of dollar bills around common money sense in a humorous way, proving that saving money and consuming less of our natural resources can not only be painless, but entertaining. Two thumbs way up! A sure bet for giggling all the way to the bank.
James_Garton More than 1 year ago
In 2008, 1.2 Million filed for bankruptcy. We've become a society that lives over our heads, and buy way too much on credit. Yet, living among the bankrupt are families that are living debt free, and have the cash to buy cars or make investments. I have always advocated to my clients and readers to live at or below their means. However, most Americans are conditioned to live paycheck-to-paycheck. When the economy turns against them they have no way to endure bad times. This book will change the way you think and help shield you from a bad economy. Jeff Yeager, shows you the old ideas of being a cheapskate our outdated. If you think being a cheapskate is a negative, boring lifestyle, think again. You will see why cheapskates have more money, better educated kids, and why their marriages are more likely to succeed. You will see why money is not always the biggest factor when they buy something. I highly recommend this book for individuals, couples, or large families. Even business people can use the techniques to run their operations more efficiently. James Garton Author of 25 Ways to Make Money Online
BenBrown More than 1 year ago
Was looking in the finance section and this book had a catchy title. It draws you in and has a very interesting perspective on how to live. Very enjoyable to read
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