This was a nicely written article on being a "cheapskate"...really more of a simple-living/frugal lifestyle. The author interviewed sounds really down to earth and has some good info. It's going on my library book list for sure!
Cheapskate Next Door
“You are such a cheapskate!”
I’ve learned to take this as a compliment. In fact, I take pride in the fact that I am as frugal as I am. By frugal I mean that I try to stretch a dollar further than most people would. It doesn’t mean I will completely rip somebody off or abuse the government...
I checked out a book at the library, entitled The Complete Cheapskate by Mary Hunt; Wondering if any of you have read it? I am finding it quite useful and am learning how to pay our debt down in a completely new way now...I'm so excited that there actually IS a light at the end of the tunnel...
I just finished reading this book, and was wondering if anyone else here had read it. I heard on another forum that some people were insulted by by the author's brand of humor, even to the point of returning the book.
I thought it was great. Most frugal books are so dry and bland that I use...
This was in my email for recipe of the day. Sounds like my moms end of the month soup .;)
Submitted By: Laurie Brantley
This is a hearty beef and macaroni stew made with ground beef and vegetables you have on hand.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 1...
Here are some cheapskate's golden rules:
-Never leave a hotel empty handed (no, I don't mean towels and blankets)
-Always bring your lunch to work
-Why buy new shoes when there is shoe polish
-Always look for loss leaders
-Always ask for a doggie bag
-Don't throw away things that can be used...
I found this recipe when searching for something exciting to do with hamburger----I'm getting sick of hamburger helper, even if dh loves it.
Here's the link:
Here's the recipe for Cheapskate Stew
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
If you haven't read the book, skip this thread
1. In the final half of the book, did you find any tricks you didn't already know?
2. Did she give enough space for Kitchen tricks?
3. In the money and finance department, did you feel using any of her tips would save you money? How...
Because of all thats going on right now, I'll be doing each book every few days. This is discussion #1 for Everyday Cheapskate. I'll be asking 5 questions per discussion. Hope that works for everyone and doesn't make it too pressured.
IF YOU HAVEN'T READ TO PAGE 107, SKIP THIS THREAD...
I've learned the only difference between a gardener and a cheapskate gardener is the amount of money they spend to achieve the same results. Here are a few quick hints:
PANTY HOSE: You can't find better ties for plants and trees than strips of panty hose material. They're stronger than twine...
Cheapskate family on Good Morning America
I didn't get to watch the whole segment this morning, but they had the Economide family on GMA this morning. From what I caught, they do most of the stuff we do. :)
I am nearly done with my Christmas shopping.... I have gotten most of it on clearance, yard saling, thrift store shopping or made.....
For free this year.....
2- $25.00 GC for the Disney store (dh & I did test drives for Mazda) (1 is for dd 1- is for Sister)
2- Jeep rolling backpacks (for test...