How to Retire the Cheapskate Way: The Ultimate Cheapskate's Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement

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Three Rivers Press, Jan 1, 2013 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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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. 

Combining Yeager’s loveable humor and offbeat anecdotes that have garnered him an ever-growing fan base, How to Retire the Cheapskate Way shares with readers hundreds of retirement secrets and tips, including:

·How to Simple-size Your Way to  a Better Retirement

·The 20 Secret Cheapskate Principles for Retiring Comfortably on Less...Maybe Even on Social Security Alone

·How to Survive the Medical Maelstrom (without resorting to DIY surgery at home)

·Plus Dozens of Fun Ways to Both Earn a Little Extra Income During Retirement and Painlessly Cut Your Expenses

Yeager, who serves as the official “Savings Expert” for AARP and its 40+ million members, weaves together both everyday practical tips and life-changing financial strategies with the real life stories of frugal retirees  as well as people of all ages who are working toward a better, earlier, happier retirement The Cheapskate Way.   

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User Review  - Amniot - LibraryThing

I am a frugal person and have read a lot of books like this one. This is definitely one of the best. Yeager doesn't waste a lot of time on pep talks, and provides a lot of very specific advice (much ... Read full review

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User Review  - rufusraider - LibraryThing

A good book on retirement with a different take on how to prepare for retirement. I just wish I had read this book years ago. I have never considered myself to be a cheapskate, but my wife have followed a number of the principles in the book over the years. Read full review


Who Says You Cant
Newlyweds but
Getting Your Money Priorities
The Whole Wide World
How Much Money Do You Really
Lifting Off to Retirement
50 Simple Ways to Feather Your
A BornAgain Cheapskate
SimpleSize Your Way to
Live Simply So Others
Surviving the Medical Maelstrom
Laughter Is the Best Medicine
Im Not RetiredIm Selfishly
Cruising Through
Time to Save 10000 a Year
A Heart of Gold and Old Zippers

an You Retire omfortably
Happiness Is Wanting What You Have

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JEFF YEAGER is the author of The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches, The Cheapskate Next Door, and Don't Throw That Away!. He has appeared as a guest correspondent on NBC's Today Show and Discovery's Planet Green network. He is also the author of the popular blog The Green Cheapskate, Visit him at

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