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Forum: FIRE and Money 02-20-2013, 02:03 PM
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I agree with some of the earlier posters. In...

I agree with some of the earlier posters. In fact, given the percentage of non-seniors who spend more than they earn (typically estimated at 30-60%, depending on how you define it and demographics),...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-19-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,762
Thanks Sarah in SC, glad you enjoyed them. Yes...

Thanks Sarah in SC, glad you enjoyed them. Yes it’s pretty ironic, as I think I pointed out in “Cheapskate Next Door”, that the average college student with student loans graduates after four years...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
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Hey - NW-Bound. Thanks for asking, but they're...

Hey - NW-Bound. Thanks for asking, but they're doing WAAAAAAY too well. Really taking over the place, even though I eat pretty much nothing but bamboo shoot between May 1 and June 10 every year! You...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-17-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,762
Thanks sparkee and (again) ejw93. I'm hoping...

Thanks sparkee and (again) ejw93. I'm hoping things settle down for me soon, and I'll be able to spend more time around here again. As I recall, someone needs to keep an eye on TromboneAl. ;-)

...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-16-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,762
Hi ejw93 - thanks for the review. It was a fun...

Hi ejw93 - thanks for the review. It was a fun book to write and I'm very proud of it.

Stay Cheap!
-Jeff Yeager
Forum: Forum Admin 03-09-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 44,479
Living on Social Security alone?

Gosh, I hope I don't get in trouble for posting this, but I'm sure the mods will let me know if it's inappropriate (sorry in advance if it is ;-)

I'm Jeff Yeager (aka "The Ultimate Cheapskate")...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-09-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,433
Thanks for all the comments, folks. I did...

Thanks for all the comments, folks.

I did another (very) short segment on the Today Show this morning (7/9), just before Lady Ga Ga performed her free concert in Rockefeller Plaza and a sudden...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,433
If you know where the "real money" is, please...

If you know where the "real money" is, please send it my way! In fact, I just posted a picture of it on milk cartons across the country. ;-)
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,433
My advice: As a "business model" you're better...

My advice: As a "business model" you're better off just sniffing the glue and calling it a night ;-)
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,433
Thanks for the comments folks. And, yeah,...

Thanks for the comments folks.

And, yeah, I get it ... "I'm tooooo cheap to buy your book!"

In fact, the publisher called the other day with good news/bad news about book sales: "The good...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,433
Talkin' Cheap on the TODAY Show

Hey Folks -

Sorry to be MIA for so long around here. Been busy with the release of my new book, but the good news is that my next book looks like it's going to be about early retirement, so you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-30-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,340
So, "Is that a bamboo shoot, or are you just...

So, "Is that a bamboo shoot, or are you just happy to see me again?"

Let me see if I can post a picture.
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-30-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Welcome aboard. Sounds like you have your...

Welcome aboard. Sounds like you have your schtuff together. Great to see, particularly at such a young age. Me: Too young for Medicare, too old for women to care (per Kinky Friedman, America's...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-30-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,340
Sorry to be absent here for a while, but this is...

Sorry to be absent here for a while, but this is foraging season you know, and, as I've always said, "A squirrel waits for no man."

Seriously, got some tasty fiddle head ferns, wild onions, and...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,698
Al - Those are some clips of the segments I...

Al -

Those are some clips of the segments I hosted last year ($aving Green by Living Green) on Discovery's Planet Green network. No joke: It's a cable network, and since I don't have cable,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,698
Nords - The only thing I know about blogging...

Nords -
The only thing I know about blogging etiquette is that I seem to violate it every time I log on! The best way to keep up with me, if anyone's interested, is via The Daily Green.com, where I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,698
Thanks for noticing my woeful neglect of my...

Thanks for noticing my woeful neglect of my website.:whistling:

It's been a lower priority for me lately, in part because I blog every week on a couple of big high-traffic websites (e.g. Hearst's...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-18-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,698
Hey Nords - Maybe so, but there are soooooo...

Hey Nords -

Maybe so, but there are soooooo many other issues to consider, like getting a self-published book in to book stores (good luck), getting mainstream media, etc. Not that self...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-18-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,698
Dex - Recently my "writing process" has...

Dex -

Recently my "writing process" has been very slow and dreadful.;)

In general, to get published by a commercial publisher these days (as opposed to self-publishing), you need to first land...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-18-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,698
Hey Folks - Thanks ... my Inner Miser is...

Hey Folks -

Thanks ... my Inner Miser is blushing. Of course I ain't teaching most of the folks who post here anything new, but then again most Americans don't have the good judgment to visit a...
Forum: Other topics 12-21-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,746
Thanks for the clarification, Nords. You know,...

Thanks for the clarification, Nords. You know, I'm just very sensitive about challenges to my Cheaphood.

In fact just the other day a friend of mine questioned my credentials as both a...
Forum: Hi, I am... 12-20-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Hey - Welcome aboard - sounds like you're...

Hey -

Welcome aboard - sounds like you're doing well on the road to ER. So well, in fact, would you consider adopting? I'm a 50 year old, balding cheapskate, well behaved (except for the beer),...
Forum: Other topics 12-20-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,746
Nords - "but apparently real"? Nords, you...

Nords -

"but apparently real"? Nords, you can just ask my poooooor wife if I'm the genuine McMiser or not. She'll vouch for me. Poooor thing.

You know, I have a special device to keep...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-14-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,905
No, sorry, I toured Dayton earlier this year. ...

No, sorry, I toured Dayton earlier this year. I'm now headed for events in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago-area, and Toledo. If anyone wants details, just send me a private...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-14-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,905
Yeah, Boxkicker, you're a cheapskate after my own...

Yeah, Boxkicker, you're a cheapskate after my own heart. Simple is best.

BTW, did we by any chance meeting during the marathon Midwest book tour I'm doing a present?

Stay Cheap!
-Jeff Yeager
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