While trying to avoid repeating myself by not blogging daily anymore, I have been reading a lot of books lately. I got 13 checked out from the library, another 9 on request, and I got a stack from paperbackswap (link to the lower right). I haven’t really read anything that was not somehow “productive” in quite a while, but I recently decided to postpone the finance study for a semester.

Mostly I have been reading books on sailing — I’m thinking of picking up a used dinghy with a sailing rig on craigslist, if only we had some way to transport it — but I also just finished Jeff Yeager’s book The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map To True Riches and boy do we have some things in common.

I’m not going to review it (plenty of reviews abound) beyond the point of saying that it does not contain “lists of 200 things … ” nor does it spout the usual trivial personal finance advice about making a budget and snowflaking. Rather it’s along the lines of resetting your priorities completely so you don’t have to worry about easy little tips and tricks to make your consumerist lifestyle a tiny bit more financially bearable. So naturally, I recommend it. Check it out (from your library).

Originally posted 2008-05-19 18:00:33.