America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams (2020)

America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams Steve Economides Annette Economides America s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money Your Guide to Living Better Spending Less and Cashing in on Your Dreams Do you have too much month at the end of your money Is your credit card screaming for relief Are you tired of robbing Peter to pay Paul whoever they are Meet Steve and Annette Ecomomides They ve been
  • Title: America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams
  • Author: Steve Economides Annette Economides
  • ISBN: 9780307339454
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams Steve Economides Annette Economides Do you have too much month at the end of your money Is your credit card screaming for relief Are you tired of robbing Peter to pay Paul whoever they are Meet Steve and Annette Ecomomides They ve been called cheapskates, thriftaholics, and tightwads, but in these tough times, Steve and Annette have managed to feed their family of seven on just 350 per month, pay offDo you have too much month at the end of your money Is your credit card screaming for relief Are you tired of robbing Peter to pay Paul whoever they are Meet Steve and Annette Ecomomides They ve been called cheapskates, thriftaholics, and tightwads, but in these tough times, Steve and Annette have managed to feed their family of seven on just 350 per month, pay off their first house in nine years and purchase a second, larger home, buy cars with cash, take wonderful vacations, and put money in savings Without degrees in finance or six figure salaries, Steve and Annette have created a comfortable, debt free life for themselves and their children In America s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money, they show you how they did it and how you can do it too hundreds of ways to save money on everyday household expenses, including groceries, clothing, and health care how to save in advance for major purchases such as homes, cars, and vacations how to stop living paycheck to paycheck how to eliminate debtr America s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money puts meeting your financial goals and living well at the same time in reach for every family.
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams Steve Economides Annette Economides

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  1. Wendy

    I loathed this book The authors never acknowledge their enormous debt to The Tightwad Gazette for both their newsletter business and this book in fact, their introduction is either consciously or subconsciously stolen from the introduction to one of the Tightwad books even though they mention, in passing, that they used one of Amy Dacyzyn s ideas for shopping but imply it wasn t that great anyway , so it isn t a case where they were unaware of Tightwad s existence.There s very little useful info [...]

  2. Stephanie

    This book started out okay but this cheapskate family is starting to get on my nerves.Okay, some of the points I liked were actually common sense items like turn off lights when not in use, etc The stuff I did not like were their extreme views on saving to the point where they took a family vacation to Washington, DC and cruised around in their car looking for a thrift store I have no problem with this as I ve been hitting up thrift stores for unique finds since high school in fact my husband an [...]

  3. Jill

    I love a good book about frugality Unfortunately, this isn t it The first important step in saving some money don t buy this book Glad it s from the library I recommend Tightwad Gazette instead.

  4. Alison

    When reading The Millionaire Next Door I realized I needed to be better about having a budget So I got this book on my next visit to the library to figure out how to save, budget, and manage money better It was interesting, at times somewhat extreme, but full of good ideas most of which I already do Sometimes I feel like I should be bringing in some money to my household, but I have figured that a mother who stays at home and runs the family office can often make for her family than if she work [...]

  5. Alicia Krauchuk Fenton

    Another book that I need for my library I ll just wait and buy it used on or find it at a yard sale .Plain and simple Set financial goals, stay out of debt, find resources to meet the needs of your goals, give to others generously, and cultivate an attitude of gratitude It s all there They don t advocate a quick fix, but rather implementing principles of simple financial truth Great analogy between the American Revolution and financial freedom in one of their final chapters that I thought was ve [...]

  6. Megan

    This book contains mostly common sense and information that any person, once they ve made the choice to start being frugal, could figure out easily I didn t really find any new or useful information here Basically it seems to be come up with a budget and boy, is their method complicated , use coupons, research family activities and vacations, pay than your mortgage each month to pay down the house s principal faster, and don t go to the store as often as you normally do.They live in Arizona, so [...]

  7. Tima

    In this economy everyone seems to be interested in spending less money, being frugal, or getting their finances in order The Economides have been labeled as America s Cheapest Family for a reason Their lifestyle has been one of frugality, carefulness, and planning The husband and wife team have written this book to help out the newbie to the frugal game.I enjoyed reading this book The authors have a way of making money issues and saving palatable with their writing style Most of the advice giv [...]

  8. Tressa

    I ve flipped through a lot of tightwad books, but this one held my interest all the way through Their idea about putting money into many different household personal accounts every month and not taking it out until it was needed really made an impression on me Other books I ve read talked about socking money into savings in one clump or broke down the household accounts pretty broadly I agree with a PP about just picking the ideas that will work for your specific circumstances The family s abili [...]

  9. Natalie Frausell

    While I don t agree with this whole book, the things I did take from it are proving to be very helpful.

  10. Adrienne

    I really found a lot of helpful information in this book I know a lot of other reviewers weren t diggin the Economides s budget, but I actually think it s really cool and we re going to give it a whirl I also really like their method of teaching their children financial responsibility I think those two things alone the budget and the MoneySmart Kids system make this book worth the read.However, I would say these guys are like America s Best Budgeting or Most Disciplined Family Their strength se [...]

  11. Kelly

    I have mixed feelings about this book.Plus side, they are an excellent example of being frugal, setting a budget and goals, and finding resourceful ways to live below their means Some ideas they presented were very interesting, for example, going shopping less often and using a meal planner to maximize the trips This could work for a single person as well as a family The stay at home vacation I think everyone is guilty on some level of not fully experiencing all the attractions that can be found [...]

  12. Magda

    Not necessarily new, but a fun and easy read to help get me into the saving money ideas, not to save money for itself, but to prioritize its use so it gets spent on what would be the most profitable or am I using that idea from the Gilbraiths time and motion studies.I m pretty excited, because after a little bit of research and a talk with the husband, I ll be finishing paying off my student loans this week.I am a bit frustrated that there is no index, and I thought I read something in it and t [...]

  13. Marisa Eikenberry

    I was hoping to learn about some cheaper ways to live but this really felt lacking in a lot of respects For this family, they clearly value money over time and so they spend a lot of time looking at garage sales, multiple grocery stores, flea markets, etc to pick up something cheaper in dollar amount although if you factor in the time, I don t think it was a frugal decision at all.This book is definitely geared to people who live in a house that they own and can actually make changes to it that [...]

  14. Diana Sung

    Personal finance books are a particular pleasure of mine, and this was a very enjoyable and inspirational one that made me take a hard look at some areas of our budget that were in need of a serious wake up call The Economides are similar to Dave Ramsey in philosophy and approach, but they actually lived it whereas Dave repeatedly talks about having gone bankrupt several times and only got his own financial house in order when he hit it bigger with significant income Their enthusiasm for frugali [...]

  15. Lana

    I really loved this book and it s one of the best financial books I ve read It has the biggest collection of practical tips people can use to save money, at least from the books I ve read You don t have to use them all or live like they do but think of it as an option in hard times or a few things to add to your habits and the rest only during dire hard times It is very inspiring I loved the last section about attitude Highly recommended for anyone interested in improving their finances and sick [...]

  16. Sharla

    Okay, so I wouldn t do EVERYTHING suggested in this book I found it pretty interesting though Hats off to the couple that could run through a grocery store communicating with walkies about manager s specials I m trying to implement the budgeting they suggest and I ve become quite the coupon queen as well It s definitely something to read if you are trying to be a stay at home mom and you don t think you have the finances for it These people lived in 40something thousand, supporting 7 children an [...]

  17. Kelly McCloskey-Romero

    This book gives an excellent overview of how to save money in big and small ways I had already read the book about cutting your grocery bill in half, and this was a great follow up I still think that grocery shopping is my biggest way to save and I liked the reminders in this book Otherwise, each chapter focuses on a different way to be frugal, from cars to medical care to clothes I liked the chapter about kids and money the best and am planning on implementing their system A great resource

  18. Stephanie Shipley

    This book was a wonderful read It is packed with a lot of great and practical tips for living a frugal lifestyle It teaches you how to save on groceries, clothing, entertainment, and other areas It teaches you how to budget and how they were able to pay cash for their cars and home instead of going into debt It even teaches about savings, investment, and attitudes I definitely recommend this book for anyone who would enjoy saving a little or a lot of money.

  19. Maria

    I agree with most of the other 2 star reviews of this book not that informative, broad and common sense knowledge Probably helpful for someone who is coming from the complete opposite side of the spending spectrum, but I didn t find it very useful for someone who s has already working on their finances.

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    This is one of the self help books I read that were featured in By The BookTL DR This book isn t helpful and is very dated The dollars they use to describe their savings are not the same value as the dollars we have now in 2017 You re better served by reading the free resources at r personalfinance than spending money on these people s books After all, some of the advice included in this book is to take advantage of free resources.Full disclousure, I m coming into this book with a budget already [...]

  21. Kevin Siedlecki

    A lot of Dave Ramsey type advice that unfortunately too many families need Some points are laughably obvious don t treat your credit card like extra cash Others are ridiculous buy a freezer, clip coupons, compare sales, and spend 5 hours one day a month grocery shopping That grocery shopping strategy itself seems like it consumed their whole lives and they admit it They bring the coupons to little league games and other places where they should really be present in the moment I d rather live my [...]

  22. Chrissy Branom

    This book has been incredibly helpful for my husband and I for taming our finances The ideas are pretty innovative like shopping only once a month and batch cooking The best part is, it actually works We saved 500 this month by following the easy steps in the book Also, it works for all levels on frugal wisdom from the novice to the expert Definitely a great read to help one get started living frugally in the kitchen.

  23. Adan Ramie

    I am always looking for interesting new takes on being frugal, and this book has a ton I loved the idea of bringing the whole family into the mix and teaching kids good life skills all the while This isn t as current a book as it could be, but 99% still rings true And the no nonsense, sorry not sorry approach is what most of us need Great book

  24. Jennifer

    A lot of good advice for spending less on everything from groceries, clothes, vacations, housing, entertainment and This book is best for people that are trying to get their spending on track and need a lot of help, although Steve and Annette offer a lot of ideas for people that are already savers too.

  25. Kelly Leigh

    I am giving this book 4 stars because I found a lot of help from their simple budgeting system in which money is saved in funds for all future expenses as opposed to most budgeting systems where you are estimating what you will bring in and spend in the upcoming month This system has really helped me to stay on track financially.

  26. Cody Ray

    Very good tactical book covering practical systems for decreasing your spending Goes category by category through budget busters from food to recreation and even touches on the system they used to teach their kids about money.

  27. Ashley Burruss

    If you are serious about getting down to every detail in your life and spending then this is the book to read.

  28. Maggie

    Many useful things I didn t know Some things I don t agree with, others I do This family knows how to make their money work for them.

  29. Susan Tan

    The only personal finance book you ever need to read I especially like the chapter on freezing groceries.

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