Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Required Reading | January 16, 2015

    Required Reading: Books That Changed Us



    We tend to think of reading as a cerebral endeavor, but every once in a while, it can spur action. The following books — ranging from... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.50
List price: $12.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Business- Personal Finance

More copies of this ISBN

The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less

by

The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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.)

Synopsis:

< 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767926959
Author:
Yeager, Jeff
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Personal Finance - General
Subject:
Finance, personal
Subject:
Personal Finance - Budgeting
Subject:
Business - Personal Finance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.15 in 0.45 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Sidetracked Home Executives(TM):...
    New Trade Paper $15.00
  2. The Teen Girl's Gotta-Have-It Guide... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. America's Cheapest Family Gets You... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of... Used Trade Paper $1.98
  5. Making of a Garden Gertrude Jekyll Used Hardcover $16.95
  6. The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship
    Used Trade Paper $5.50

Related Subjects

Business » Personal Finance

The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.50 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767926959 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.)
"Synopsis" by , < 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>
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.