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The Lavish Cheapskate – Interview with Ardy Skinner

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October 20, 2009 – 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.

Here is Ardy on CBS Affiliate KRQE News giving advice on grocery shopping..

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“It’s not rocket science, but there are so many misconceptions about how to save a buck, and many people get stuck in a ‘Poor-Rich Person’s Lifestyle’ by attempting to follow suggestions on how to save. This is due to the inundation of messages to stimulate spending,” says Skinner. “I’m here to tell them that they can absolutely accomplish a recession-proof life, just like I have, and it’s simple. More than that, NOW is the time. We are amidst a sense of urgency due to all time highs in unemployment and the onset of inflation. And if you are already savvy at saving money, it’s time to blast it into high speed.”

About Ardy Skinner

Author of The Lavish Cheapskate, Everyday Strategies to Free Up Money and Recession-Proof Your Life, Ardy Skinner, a single mother, went from over $77,000.00 in credit-card debt alone, to becoming debt free.  She ventured into buying a home, buying real estate outside her home (which is paid for), and had enough money in her “Paycheck Extension Account” to live for more than a year without working a single minute. On January 5th, 2009 she was laid off. Instead of panicking, she had a liberation most every American only dreams of having. By emerging from a former life as a “Poor-Rich Person” to becoming a “Lavish Cheapskate,” Skinner was able to face a layoff and say, “Thank you!  I think I’ll write a book showing others how to have this kind of liberation!”

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