Some of my fellow cheapskates may already know that Ultimate Cheapskate Jeff Yeager has released a new book.
So I’m a little behind in reviewing his first book The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches.
Well, better late than never.
As the Northern Cheapskate, I picked this book up at my local library so that I could see what someone who calls themselves the Ultimate Cheapskate has to say.
I was actually expecting something like the extreme (and hilarious) ideas from Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel. I was surprised to find that this book wasn’t about being cheap, but rather, it was about learning to enjoy life more by spending less.
Yeager shares his passion for living on less (and saving more) on dozens of topics, both large and small. Everything from traveling on a budget to buying a home, to fixing things yourself is covered in this frugal manual. He shares what he’s learned with humor and a deep sense of caring – much like that kookie relative you have who is always giving you free advice.
He doesn’t dwell on coupon clipping or making crafts out of dryer lint. But he does give you some solid advice for how to plan for your retirement, something that many frugal living books ignore.
Yeager shares a lot of my thoughts on frugality and being a cheapskate.
“My dream is for people like me (and you, I suspect) to rise up from the back aisles of the Dollar Store and say, ‘Yes, we are cheap, but we are generous, kind, and happy because of it. We refuse to spend our time making money so that we can buy things we don’t want or need, particularly when so many others have so very little. Our lives and our time are more precious than that. We are cheap, but we are proud… and we are cool.'”
This is my dream, too.
Pick up this book at your bookstore or library. It will speak to your inner cheapskate.
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