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The Complete Cheapskate: How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out, and Break Free from Money Worries Forever

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In need of a Money Makeover?

Let America's most popular cheapskate show you how to go from financial chaos to freedom and security--painlessly and in less time than you ever imagined.

Mary Hunt has helped thousands live a debt-free life with her popular newsletter, "The Cheapskate Monthly." In The Complete Cheapskate, Mary puts all the very best money advice she has in one p
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 15th 1997)
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Kressel Housman
I wholeheartedly agree with the philosophy of this book. . . and don't think I can apply it to my life. The philosophy is "Buy what you need, want what you have," which is sensible, but I just can't see saving 10% of every paycheck and living on the remaining 80%. (10% goes to maaser, or as the author phrases it, "tithes.") I especially can't see it if I'm committed to paying off my credit cards at the same time, which I am. So I figure I'll vary the author's advice somewhat. I'll stick to a cre ...more
Jill
This book reminds me a little bit of Dave Ramsey's method to being debt-free, with some differences. Overall, very easy to read and understand, excellent advice for the average consumer (who is usually in a good amount of debt) and methods on how to get out of debt. I would recommend this to anyone who still uses credit cards or carries loans.
Karen
This author continues referring to God, which seems strange and a little off putting in a book about finances. So far the advice given seems helpful, so will continue reading.
Lynette
I love this book because I felt like the author is speaking to me! More than just how to pinch pennies, this book gives an outline for a strong financial foundation too.
Helena
Jan 12, 2008 Helena rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone wanting to get out of debt or gain personal finance skills
Shelves: personal-finance
A personal finance book that teaches you how to save money and live happily on what you have.
Jesse
Ehh, not much that I don't already know and do!
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