‘Maestro of Misers’ draws crowd to Edmonds Library

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Jeff Yeager got a laugh from the audience when he illustrated his point by stretching a rubber dollar bill.
Jeff Yeager got a laugh from the audience when he illustrated his point by stretching a rubber dollar bill.

Jeff Yeager has been described as America’s cheapest man and the Maestro of Misers. But he’s best known by the moniker bestowed on him by Today show host Matt Lauer — The Ultimate Cheapskate.

Speaking and writing books for more than a decade, Yeager stresses that it’s not about doing without, but rather about deciding what’s important in life and being happy. His firm belief: people would be much happier if they’d spend and consume less.

Yeager addresses the group gathered at the library.
Yeager addresses the group gathered at the library.

Yeager was in Edmonds on Sunday bringing his philosophy on frugal living to a group of more than 40 interested citizens who gathered to hear him at the Edmonds Library.

If you missed him, Yeager will speak again at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 at Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.

Learn more about Yeager and his approach to being more happy by spending and consuming less at ultimatecheapskate.com.

Yeager urged the audience to do a "trash inventory" to see what's being thrown away, and gave numerous tips on how to re-use items that are typically tossed out ranging from small remnants of soap bars to netted produce bags, to old banana peels.
Yeager urged the audience to do a “trash inventory” to see what’s being thrown away, and gave numerous tips on how to re-use items that are typically tossed out ranging from small remnants of soap bars to netted produce bags, to old banana peels.

— Story and photos by Larry Vogel

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