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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Living frugally

     When is enough really "enough?"  What are our "needs" and what are our "wants?"  These are questions that many of us ask when we live in a "consuming" culture.  Tonight author and "ultimate cheapskate" Jeff Yeager talks at the Miller Library about these questions.  As posted on the Library website:

Learn how to slay your Enough-asaurus and decide what "enough" is for you. Author, public speaker, and media personality Jeff Yeager delivers practical and life changing advice about money, happiness, and our consumer culture. As outlined in his bestselling book, The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less , Yeager teaches how to live a happier, healthier, and fuller life...but only if you're NOT willing to pay the price.

Yeager contends that for many Americans, the quality of their lives will increase and they'll be happier if they spend and consume less, not more, as 5,000 commercial messages a day encourage us to do. A "cheapskate," according to Yeager's philosophy of life, is the polar opposite of a "conspicuous consumer." Yeager encourages us to "value time, and the things you can do with it, more than money, and the stuff you can buy with it."
HCLS MILLER BRANCH (410.313.1950)
Tuesday, Apr 16
7 - 8:30 pm"


     Downsizing has is a goal that has many attractive appeals.  Having less clutter and less areas to clean seems so appealing.  For many this means moving from a single family home to a condo.  But I have always been fascinated with the concept of really small houses like the one shown above from the Tumbleweed Homes company.

    Now if I can just talk my wife into this concept!

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