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The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Lessby Jeff Yeager
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It used to be that “stuff” made you cool. That is so twentieth century. Jeff Yeager, the man dubbed The Ultimate Cheapskate by Matt Lauer on Today, offers a completely fresh take on personal finance, teaching us how to enjoy life more by spending less. He will show you how to buy less stuff, retire young, and live financially free, while you make a positive difference in peoples lives and save the planet along the way. The Ultimate Cheapskates Road Map to True Riches lays out the practices and principles that have made cheap the new cool.
Live within your means at thirty and stay there. The Ultimate Cheapskate was living well on what he earned at thirty, so when he made more money, he saved every penny. Now he is “selfishly” employed, doing work he loves and helping others.
Do for yourself what you could have others do for you. Cheapskates are die-hard do-it-yourselfers. Its all about having the right tools, and The Ultimate Cheapskate will get you started.
Pinch the dollars and the pennies will pinch themselves. Its not the $3 cup of coffee; its the big-ticket decisions that determine whether youll be financially free. So buy a house, not a castle.
The Ultimate Cheapskates Road Map to True Riches promises a quality of life you cannot buy, a sense of satisfaction you cannot fake, and an appreciation for others and for the planet that gives life value. Open your road map and prepare to discover the true joys of financial freedom.
"Departing from the 'get rich' mantra of many personal finance books, Yeager, once dubbed the 'Ultimate Cheapskate' by NBC's Today Show, instead advises readers to shift their priorities and live well on less in this sensible guide to frugal living. Yeager himself retired from a career as a nonprofit executive at age 46 by saving on expenses large (he and his wife renovated their home themselves and exercise and eat well to cut down on medical costs) and small (he soft-boils his eggs in the dishwasher during the wash cycle). Embedded in the sometimes juvenile humor and aw-shucks prose are some original ideas for conserving cash, such as trying a 'fiscal fast' — going a full week or more without spending any money. Most of all, he urges readers to free themselves from the 'Money Step,' the endless dance of having to earn more in order to spend more. By emphasizing the virtues and satisfactions of living cheaply, Yeager convincingly makes the case that frugality can free more time and cash for life's true pleasures — a passion-filled career, hobbies and giving back to one's loved ones and community." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
< p> Dubbed & #8220; The Ultimate Cheapskate& #8221; by Matt Lauer on < i> Today, < /i> Jeff Yeager transcends the earnestness of the simplicity gurus with a humorous, Dave Barry-like twist and explains how if you& #8217; re looking for something more in life, you can find it in something less. Yeager, who has always lived happily spending $40,000 a year or less, shares his financial philosophy and the practices and principles that allowed him to retire at forty-six: < br> < br> & #183; Live within your means at thirty and stay there. When Yeager made more money, he saved every penny and now he does what he wants to do when he wants to do it. < br> < br> & #183; Fiscal fasting: Try to go for a week without spending < i> any < /i> money. You& #8217; ll soon see just how much you have in your cupboards.< br> < br> & #183; Forget the & #8220; latte factor& #8221; It& #8217; s not the $5.00 cup of coffee that makes a difference; it& #8217; s big-ticket decisions. For instance, buy a house, not a castle.< br> < br> Quirky and unfailingly practical, Yeager will make you question our more-is-better culture, show you how to make the world a greener and better place, and help you discover the true joys of financial freedom.< /p>
About the Author
JEFF YEAGER has run nonprofit agencies, and is now a writer and the creator of the Web site ultimatecheapskate.com. He lives happily and frugally with his wife, Denise, in Accokeek, Maryland.
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