Book Reviews of The Complete Cheapskate

The Complete Cheapskate
The Complete Cheapskate
Author: Mary Hunt
ISBN-13: 9781561795208
ISBN-10: 1561795208
Pages: 194
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Focus on the Family
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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This book has some very useful tips for being frugal without depriving yourself and family
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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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its a good book