The Cheapskate Next Door by Jeff Yeager

If you think you pinch pennies, read this book, and be flummoxed, floored, and flabbergasted – and inspired to pinch your pennies more effectively. 

Yeager writes a lively and humorous yarn of his relentless tour among the thrift mongers and cheapskates of our fair US of A.  They are a varied lot, all dedicated to making “save” much more than a four letter word, and often doing it with humor and a great deal of inventiveness.  These are people who have refused to buy in to the Great American Way of consumerism and mounting debt, preferring modest lifestyles that offer much more than just stuff. 

The Cheapskate Next Door is effectively a manifesto for anti-consumerism, anti-materialism and yes, even green practices, and its message can apply to folks of all ages.  The book is a quick read and quite funny in places, although I have to admit that some of the ideas presented are extreme.  That’s okay – it’s worthwhile to read it and pick out what works for you.  Learn the challenges and the fun of being a cheapskate.

(Editor’s note – for our teens who want to learn more about money management, please take note of these future workshops within the Future Cents program.)

(William Hicks, Information Services)

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One Response

  1. Hi William –

    Thanks so much for your kind review of my new little book!

    Stay Cheap!
    -Jeff Yeager
    Author, “The Cheapskate Next Door” and “The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches”

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