Finding Wholesale Happiness in a Retail World With Jeff Yeager, NBC Today Show's "Ultimate Cheapskate"
Monday September 14, 2015: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
For this humor-filled presentation, Jeff will disclose how to live a happier, healthier, and fuller life …. but only if you’re NOT willing to pay the price. Based on his bestselling book, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1304679|The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less], this event will cover everything from how to decide what “enough” is for you (slaying your Enoughasaurus ) to tips for inoculating yourself against buyer’s remorse.
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.”
Jeff Yeager spent 24 years as a CEO and senior executive managing national nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC before launching his current career as a freelance writer, public speaker, and media personality in 2004. He specializes in an offbeat blend of original humor and practical advice for living a better life by spending and consuming less. He is AARP’s official Savings Expert, writing for AARP’s publications and hosting a weekly web show on YouTube — [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa5ERco9YULovKCmiMmA5lg|The Cheap Life] — produced by AARP. He has also appeared on over 500 radio and TV shows on most major networks, and was an original cast member on TLC’s hit reality show Extreme Cheapskates.
He is the author of four popular books about frugal living, including his most recent, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1420563|How to Retire the Cheapskate Way]. This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale.
This event will be recorded