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Celebrate “National Splurge Day” the Cheapskate Way

Posted on 06/17/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsDid you know that June 18 is National Splurge Day? I kid you not. It’s the one day of the year when it’s officially OK to pull out all the stops and indulge yourself, assuming that that’s not already your standard operating procedure when it comes to spending money the other 364 days of the year. See also: Tips for cheap summertime fun As America’s Cheapest Man, I’m sometimes asked if I ever splurge and buy something. In fact, I’ve been …

8 Ways to Save Money This Summer

Posted on 05/28/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWith Memorial Day now in the rearview mirror, the summer season is officially upon us. See also: Try Our Summer Savings Quiz! Take a little time this week to check off the items on this Summer Savings Checklist and you’ll rack up savings all summer long: Buy a sun visor for your car windshield: This simple, inexpensive device will pay for itself in short order by keeping your car cooler when parked in the sun so you don’t have to …

Tune in to “The Cheap Life”

Posted on 01/15/2013 by | Money | Comments

Entertainment | Money & SavingsToday marks the launch of a new YouTube series produced by AARP called The Cheap Life, starring the “Ultimate Cheapskate” Jeff Yeager. Each week, Jeff will discuss how you can have fun saving money and live the ‘good life’ at a fraction of the cost. The Cheap Life will offer plenty of tips on how to stretch your hard-earned dollars. And, of course, you’ll have plenty of chances to win gift card prizes and cheapskate schwag. So tune in. Be sure to subscribe to The Cheap Life, just click …

Behind the Scenes on ‘The Cheap Life’ Set

Posted on 12/17/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsIt was only 2 p.m., but the day already seemed about a week and half long, and for good reason. By the second day of filming for my new web series, The Cheap Life, I’d already: Struggled to audibly deliver my lines about the virtues of peanut butter while simultaneously attempting to eat copious amounts of it off my index finger; Been dressed and redressed as an aging rock star, a ’70s era jogger, and a character that seemed to …

Keep These Items in Your Car This Winter

Posted on 11/12/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsA few would-be throw away items can come in really handy this winter as you prepare yourself and your automobile for the cold months ahead. See also: Ways to save on travel.  Consider these simple, money saving tips for repurposing some common household rather than tossing them in the trash: Do you have sock or mitten that’s missing its mate? Whatever you do, don’t throw that away! Instead, cut a slit in the tip of it, slip the handle of …

Start Your Own “$4 a Gallon Gas Savings Club”

Posted on 11/5/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & Savings | TravelSince gas prices in most parts of the country have once again dropped below $4 per gallon (the national average is currently just under $3.50 per gallon for regular unleaded), now is a perfect time to start what I call a “$4 a Gallon Savings Club.” Try our gas savings quiz. The idea is simple: start “paying yourself” the difference between $4 and what you’re now actually paying at the pump. So if gas is $3.50 a gallon, whenever you …