Are you looking for Cheapskate writers with money-saving tips?

If you're looking for new ways to save money, you might want to break open a copy of Jeff Yeager's book The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means (Three Rivers Press, 2010).

While on vacation I saw the title and picked it up. During these recessionary times, I'm looking for economical tips. Aren't we all?

I read Yeager's book in a single evening. Yeager's writing informs and entertains. He includes many familiar and new tips for keeping expenses down.
 Yeager shared stories and advice culled from fans of his earlier book, The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (And Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less (Broadway 2007).

Yeager shares humorous stories of his memorable trip from San Diego to Tuscon to promote his 2007 book. He traveled on the cheap by couch surfing and biking. A handful of stories push a few boundaries.

Who are these people?
More fans than he expected spent hours filling out a questionnaire on his website. Yeager writes these are independent and confident people who are living well with less.

Least likely to practice tip?
Dumpster diving behind a restaurant to serve to company.

Most hazardous to Yeager's financial health tip?
Many of Yeager's fans admitted they bought his book used, borrowed it from the library or read it in Barnes and Noble during lunch breaks. I bought Yeager's book at a used book sale. I guess that makes me a Cheapskate also.

How about you? What money-saving tips or stuff do you share with friends?


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