Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Are You a Cheapskate Or a Wanna-be?

by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker

I'm writing Beewitched, number five in the Queen Bee mystery series, and as usual when I'm writing in my cozy world, I can't read cozies. I don't know why I can't, but other authors have said the same thing, and it is what it is.

So I go out of my proverbial box and read other stuff. Like this one. And I can't begin to describe how humorous and funny it turned out to be. An easy read, but also life altering. Jeff Yeager has it figured out! Instead of slaving away for money, then turning around and impulsively buying stuff we don't need with our hard earned cash, he has a lot of great ideas to inspire us to live simpler lives, ones that are stress and worry free.

Live below our means instead of above. Think smaller. Buy a starter home and instead of moving up with those pay raises, stay where you are. Make the home an extension of you. Staying put means more affordable property taxes and manageable heat and cooling bills. Pay off that home, get out of debt, quit working for 'the man' and do what you love instead. If you follow his advise, that dream can happen.

 Most importantly, discover that the things that make us happy aren't things.
With 108 five-star reviews this man knows his stuff.

Here's a link to more about Jeff
And a link to more information about his first book (yes, there are several).

Uplifting, funny, motivating, exciting.
Do you think I like this book? LOL.

I'm really having a great time discovering non-fiction books like this. Do you have any other recommendations for me?


 Just a reminder - Beeline to Trouble will be on shelves December 4th and is available for pre-order now at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and all your other favorite bookstores.


Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I'm definitely going to look into this one! I want to be more of a cheapskate!

LD Masterson said...

Having stuff doesn't equal happiness. What a concept. I'll have to check it out.

Deb said...

Let me know what you think.

Aurian said...

I don't read non-fiction at all, so can't help you there. But the latest book that had me totally captivated, and pimp it to anyone who wanted to listen: Jean Johnson - Theirs not to reason why 01 - A soldiers duty.

Deb said...

Thanks, Aurian. That sounds like my kind of story!