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Trying to be debt-free and stress-free
Less is more. That statement can be true when it comes to spending less money and saving more! I’m always keeping my eye out for great financial self help books to cross my path at the library. I usually walk away with at least a couple tips and tricks to help me keep my spending and saving in check. The Cheapskate Next Door The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means does just that. Author Jeff Yeager traveled the country visiting self proclaimed Cheapskates and learning their secrets. While some of the suggestions he learned are way out of my reach, like cleaning one’s own septic tank, many suggestions from the cheapskates of America are easy lifestyle changes that can add up big over the years, for example driving a manual transmission car over an automatic. The book focuses on 16 attitudes that most cheapskates have about money that enable them to live a debt free, happy life. The author makes too many references to his previous book in my opinion, but overall, his message comes through. Yeager makes a point to mention that most of the cheapskates he met are avid readers that always use their public library! Check it out and see if you fit the cheapskate profile!
The Cheapskate Next Door The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means