Unlike most retirement planning and lifestyle books that focus on investing – or at the other end of the spectrum, on how to get the senior discount on a Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny’s – this new book from Jeff Yeager, America’s favorite cheapskate, makes the compelling case that you can have a joyous, worry-free retirement by merely spending smart and focusing on what you truly want and expect out of retirement.
Jeff Yeager, dubbed "The Ultimate Cheapskate" by Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show, is a very cheap guy. He re-cants, as opposed to decants, the wine he proudly serves his dinner guests, funneling cheap box wine into premium-label bottles. He believes you should never spend more than per pound on food items. And to save time and energy costs, he soft-boils his morning eggs along with the dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
"[Jeff Yeager] ...proves once and for all that living happily within your means is
possible at practically any income."
"Jeff Yeager has a way
of unleashing the inner cheapskate in us all!"
"If you don't save ten
times the amount you spend on this book, you probably didn't read it."
Jeff Yeager and writer Adam Lucas have finally emerged from sequestration in the cheapskate testing laboratory with the The Bodacious Retirement Budgetary Worksheet.
Jeff Yeager's new book is an eBook-only release entitled "Don't Throw That Away" is all about creative ways to reuse stuff rather than just trashing it, saving you money and helping to save the environment at the same time. And it talks about how to repurpose just about anything, from "Airsickness Bags" to "Zippers," according to the Index in the book. In addition to tons of practical tips, it also talks about the environmental impact of our throwaway society.
He's at it again, but this time he's not alone. America's Ultimate Cheapskate is back with all new secrets for how to live happily below your means, á la cheapskate. For The Cheapskate Next Door, Jeff Yeager tapped his bargain-basement-brain-trust, hitting the road to interview and survey hundreds of his fellow cheapskates to divulge their secrets for living the good life on less.
End the Year With These Fabulous Freebies
Monday, 23 December 2013 17:27:43 +0000
Some fabulous freebies to end the year with and ring in 2014:
Free Video From Santa: Hurry! Time is running out to send the kids a personalized video from Santa via this website. If’ you've already sent out your Christmas cards, remember it for next year.
Free 2014 Calendar: Click on the link for these free, downloadable calendars. You can customize them to meet your needs and track your schedule. Free Financial Planning Tools: Several websites like Mint, Bankrate and AARP offer free calculators to help get your financial house in order. These tools can help you track your expenses, set up a household budget, save for retirement and more. Free Yoga Instruction: Yoga is good for the mind, body and soul — a great New Year's resolution. This website features instructional videos and lets you join free online yoga studios to follow the instructors and programs that you like the most.
Free Home Inventory Software: Decluttering your home and getting your affairs in order are common New Year's resolutions. Software sponsored by the Insurance Information Institute makes inventorying your household belongings easy and fun. Free Home Energy Savings Calculator: Reduce your winter heating and summer cooling costs with the help of this "Home Energy Saver" tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Free Coffee Samples: Staying up late on New Year's Eve, or having trouble waking up the next morning? For java junkies, Coffee Fair lists sample offers and coffee-related promotional paraphernalia. Also, if you join the mailing lists of Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts or Caribou Coffee, you'll get an email for a free beverage on your birthday. Free Income Tax Software: There are a number of options available for filing your income taxes. This website provides a good overview of free and low-cost tax software, depending on your needs. If your income qualifies, you can also get free tax preparation software from IRS Free File. Free Calorie Counter: There are plenty of calorie calculators available to help you keep your New Year's resolution to take off a few pounds. I like the one on My Fitness Pal because of the other information and tools on the site, including an active community message board, a sort of "virtual weight loss support group."
Also of Interest
- Early Tax Filers Will Have to Wait for Refunds
- Slideshow: 9 Nasty Things to Throw Away Today
- Get free assistance with tax-return preparation from Tax-Aide
- Join AARP: Savings, resources and news for your well-being
See the AARP home page for deals, savings tips, trivia and more
Make Your Own Mulch
Saturday, March 8, 2014
You can make your own mulch by shredding, crushing, chopping and/or decaying organic matter such as leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, paper, and tree limbs, branches and twigs. As opposed to compost, mulch is not as far along in the decomposition process, and it's intended to lie on top of the soil, whereas compost is mixed into and becomes the soil. Mulch inhibits weed growth and helps retain moisture so you can water your garden less.
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