Re: Another news story about a surprisingly wealthy miser
Yep, that may have just been the lifestyle that made him happy. We often look at how others live and if its not to our standards, then they must have something wrong with them or they must be unhappy. Hmm...
I buy nearly-expired meat (usually with a big bone in it) for my dogs. Guy goes around in the morning and marks the aging packages with "reduced for quick sale!" stickers, and I follow him and snap up any lamb or beef shanks, neck bones, or ribs. I'm sure well cooked it wouldnt hurt you a bit but I'd bet some of it doesnt taste that great. They dont seem to mind though. I notice that my local sams also does something interesting...when one of those packages with 200 hamburgers in it starts getting within a few days of its expire, they take it in and repackage it into quantities that 2 or 3 human beings could actually eat and drop the price. Those dont last long.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.