Synopses & Reviews
Unlike most retirement planning and lifestyle books that focus on investing – or at the other end of the spectrum, on how to get the senior discount on a Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny’s – this new book from Jeff Yeager, America’s favorite cheapskate, makes the compelling case that you can have a joyous, worry-free retirement by merely spending smart and focusing on what you truly want and expect out of retirement.
Combining Yeager’s loveable humor and offbeat anecdotes that have garnered him an ever-growing fan base, How to Retire the Cheapskate Way shares with readers hundreds of retirement secrets and tips, including:
·How to Simple-size Your Way to a Better Retirement
·The 20 Secret Cheapskate Principles for Retiring Comfortably on Less...Maybe Even on Social Security Alone
·How to Survive the Medical Maelstrom (without resorting to DIY surgery at home)
·Plus Dozens of Fun Ways to Both Earn a Little Extra Income During Retirement and Painlessly Cut Your Expenses
Yeager, who serves as the official “Savings Expert” for AARP and its 40+ million members, weaves together both everyday practical tips and life-changing financial strategies with the real life stories of frugal retirees as well as people of all ages who are working toward a better, earlier, happier retirement The Cheapskate Way.
About the Author
JEFF YEAGER is the author of The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches, The Cheapskate Next Door, and Don't Throw That Away!. He has appeared as a guest correspondent on NBC’s Today Show and Discovery’s Planet Green network. He is also the author of the popular blog The Green Cheapskate, www.TheDailyGreen.com. Visit him at www.UltimateCheapskate.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Who Says You Can’t Afford to Retire? Just Go Ask a Cheapskate
Kelly and Jon Nowak: Newlyweds, But Not Newly Frugal
Chapter 2 Getting Your Money Priorities Straight, Cheapskate Style
The Cedotal Family: The Whole Wide World in Their Hands
Chapter 3 How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?
Lys and Dan Burden: Lifting Off to Retirement
Chapter 4 50 Painless Ways to Feather Your Retirement Nest Egg
Stacie Barnett: A Born Again Cheapskate
Chapter 5 Can You Live Comfortably Retire on Social Security Alone?
Jerry Dyson: Happiness Is Wanting What Have
Chapter 6 Simple size Your Way to the Right Size
Bruce Jackson: Live Simply So Others May Simply Live
Chapter 7 Surviving the Medical Maelstrom
Wanda Adams: Laughter Is the Best Medicine (but long term care insurance might be a good idea, too)
Chapter 8 I’m Not Retired I’m Selfishly Employed
Linda and David Allen: Cruising Through a Cheapskate Retirement
Chapter 9 Time to Save $10,000 a Year (or MUCH more!) Now That You’re Retired
Verna Oller: A Heart of Gold, and Old Zippers for Shoelaces
Chapter 10 How to Take It with You