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  • Published: New York : Broadway Books, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 231 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780767931328
  • 0767931327


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The cheapskate next door : the surprising secrets of Americans living happily below their means

by Yeager, Jeff.

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Call number: 332.024 Ye

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Traverwood Adult

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The dawning of the Age of the Cheapskate -- Cheapskates : they're everywhere and they're loving life -- The phrenology of frugality : 16 idiosyncrasies of the cheapskate mind -- Good habits are hard to break -- Money management, cheapskate style -- The oxygen mask approach to raising kids -- Thrift : the greenest shade of green -- Clean your plate-- and save $1,500 a year -- Come on and take a free ride -- We can't retire. Went out to dinner instead -- The joys of horse trading -- Break the mortgage chains that bind thee -- Bon appe-cheap! : come on into the cheapskate's kitchen -- Don't laugh. It gets me there-- and it's paid for -- Cheapskates come out of the closet -- Insurance : betting on yourself -- Cheapskates just wanna' have fun -- Back to the future?

The author reveals 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.

Community Reviews

funny tips

I agree with the other reviews. I am a self proclaimed cheapskate and did not learn anything new. However, if you are not a cheapskate and want to cut down on spending, this is the perfect book for you. Full of humor and great ideas to save you money.


If you are already money-conscious, there are not a lot of new ideas in this book.

Become a Cheapskate

We are already living a very cheapskate lifestyle, so many of the ideas in this were not new to us at all, but Yeager's writing style was so humorous that we both ended up really enjoying this book. It also helped crystalize for us some of the thoughts/behaviors we had towards money that we hadn't really thought about consciously. We even ended up purchasing (I know, not very cheapskate of us) a few for family so they'd understand the way we are a little better. Definitely recommend if you're thinking about trying to live better while saving more (and be happier throughout).

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