I had the pleasure of reading Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets this weekend and I have to say, Phil, I commend you. You put into print what many college kids, level headed parents and just plain cheapskates have been doing for years to save money, and a few things no one but you would ever dream of doing… you would make Ebenezer Scrooge proud.
Each of these 100 juicy secrets are quite detailed and clearly written from experience. Phil’s tongue-in-cheek commentary on each tip is hilarious and just adds value to the great ideas as well as the horrible ideas 😉
I admit to having done and still do about half of the tips in the book. The other half, most of which I am kicking myself for not coming up with and the rest make my moral compass go haywire, are extremely tempting and almost make me want to take up a few new hobbies.
What you will find in this book:
- How to “dine like a cheap SOB”
- Ways to dodge costly relationship milestones
- Instructions on getting freebies in every situation
- What it means to really pay yourself first
- Doing all of the above while looking like the hero
What you won’t find in this book:
- The same tips everyone else already knows
- “Honor. Integrity. Honesty. Dignity.”
- How to score points with the man upstairs
- Tips on building healthy relationship with friends or family
- Anything boring!
I can just imagine Phil at the family Christmas party hoarding Tupperware, scraping leftovers off abandoned plates back into the container for later use and giving out handmade sock puppets as gifts to all his relatives.
So if you have a sense of humor and aren’t easily shocked, you should seriously plop down the $9 and buy the book. If you can’t stomach trying any of the tips within, you will at least get a good laugh.
If you are easily offended, you may want to move on and join the protesters…
And finally if you want to get a copy of the book free, you stingy scoundrels, here’s how to enter:
- Comment on this post and tell me your stingy secret (or whatever 😉 )
The contest will run from September 28 till midnight September 30th and a winner will be randomly chosen and announced on October 1st.
And a big thanks goes out to Phil and Skyhorse Publishing for sponsoring this contest and sending me a free copy to boot!
This giveaway is now closed
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