Book Reviews of The Complete Cheapskate: How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out, and Break Free from Money Worries Forever

The Complete Cheapskate: How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out, and Break Free from Money Worries Forever
The Complete Cheapskate How to Get Out of Debt Stay Out and Break Free from Money Worries Forever
Author: Mary E. Hunt, Mary Hunt
ISBN-13: 9780312316044
ISBN-10: 0312316046
Publication Date: 8/1/2003
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I LOVE books like this as I am the ULTIMATE cheapskate!! I learned things from this book that even I hadnt thought of yet!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a practical, helpful guide to getting out of debt and staying out. She guides you based on her personal experience and has many helpful hints on prefunding expenses. I particularly like her "freedom account." I would put this book as a "must read" for those trying to get out of debt and someone trying to make the most of their hard-earned dollars.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was looking forward to reading this book and learning new tips. Out of 154 pages, I got 8 tips - 4 of them from Mary and the other 4 from regular folks. What I didn't "like" about this book was the religious overtones. There was an entire chapter on "The Principle of Giving" or how to "expose yourself to supernatural intervention." Or tithing, giving to God, a religious organization, etc. Plus, the quiz to see if you're a good money makeover candidate wasn't effective. Out of 25 questions, if you answered yes to "three or fewer statements, you are probably okay for now, but you should consider this a warning sign. Unless you change your ways, problems do lie ahead for you." I answered yes to the following question - I worry about money quite a bit. Doesn't everyone? I do have savings to cover at least 6 months of unemployment, I do invest 15% of my income into a retirement account, I do pay my bills on time. I just feel, especially in today's economy, a little apprehensive about the situation. Good for a trade but I would really consider taking Mary up on her money-back guarantee. Unfortunately, no receipt!
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Helpful Score: 1
Mary Hunt is great!
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This book gave me new ideas on financial planning and introduced me to things I had little knowledge on. So good I have another book by this author on the way!
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A very practical book covering banking, investing, shopping, spending less money. How to make saving money a pleasant experience!
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Great book that puts financial mumbo jumbo in a way I understand.
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Do you want to learn how to live well on less? Mary Hunt shows readers how to save dollars & get more for the money! Learn from the ultimate cheapskate!

A great gift for someone who's lost a job or a home in the Great Recession.
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This book has some very useful tips for being frugal without depriving yourself and family
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its a good book