This Week on Breaking Through -Ardy Skinner –
January 05, 2010 – 8PM EST
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Ardy Skinner knows, through personal experience, how to weather the economic storm and come out on top. She’s a Lavish Cheapskate, a new breed of cheapskate that has accomplished “lavish liberation” by using more ingenuity than money, more passion than experience, and more focused mindset than mainstream financial investing. And in her new book, The Lavish Cheapskate, Everyday Strategies to Free Up Money and Recession-Proof Your Life, Skinner helps people from all walks of life launch and build a recession-proof life which leads to liberation, one case-scenario comparison at a time (with hard numbers to show the outcome).
“A tough economy is a blessing for your personal financial mindset. Having a limited income forces you to become conscious of everyday spending and to become acutely aware of what money is for. That’s where the true meaning of money emerges; the perception that is the foundation to personal success in all areas of life.”
Skinner adds that in an uncertain economy, double-income families are at unusually high risk, because knowing their bare-minimum isn’t on their agenda. And when the economy turns around again, it is the Lavish Cheapskates that will become more successful by maintaining these daily principles.”
Packed with practical advice straight from the trenches, The Lavish Cheapskate is a do-it-now guide to recession proof your life, even if you’re at the threat of losing a job. In her book, Skinner defies conventional methods, citing that the “coupon-savings plan” in the grocery store is a “waste of time and money” and calls them “spending stimulation tickets.” She explains how any household can free up more money by abandoning them—and leveraging that money to recession-proof life.