The Cheapskate Next Door
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|Wed, 12-14-2011 - 12:14pm|
Has anyone read it? I reserved it at the library after seeing the author on the Today Show. You can see the story here. It's about a family that lives well on $20K per year, then they have this book author giving other ideas for "simplesizing" your life. (aka saving money)
I thought it was interesting to see how this family lives. They had a sweet house, nicely decorated, they were eating healthy - lots of fresh veggies, dressed nicely, etc. But see many more people living on 20K per year who are not making it, but have fancy cell phones, nice sneakers, brand-name clothes, etc. It's a good lesson in setting priorities. It made me think about the things that I really could cut, but just don't want to.
What could you cut? We could get rid of Netflix, our cell phones, extracurricular activities for the kids (if really necessary), definitely my latte habit :smileytongue: