‘Cheapskate’ Author Jeff Yeager at Library April 26

Posted: 4/12/2017 3:19:44 PM
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will be your main source for financial advice during Money Smart Week, April 23-29.

Patrons visiting the library can enter to win a Money Smart gift basket, including a financial-planning binder.

A highlight of Money Smart Week is a presentation by author and TV personality Jeff Yeager on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.

Yeager spent 24 years as a CEO and senior executive managing national nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C., before launching his current career as a freelance writer, public speaker, and media personality in 2004.  First dubbed the “Ultimate Cheapskate” by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show where Yeager occasionally appears as a guest correspondent, he specializes in an offbeat blend of original humor and practical advice for living a better life by spending and consuming less. 

He is the author of four popular books about frugal living, including his most recent, “How to Retire the Cheapskate Way.” He is AARP’s official Savings Expert, writing for AARP’s publications and hosting a weekly web show on YouTube – “The Cheap Life”  – which is also produced by AARP. 

He has appeared on more than 500 radio and TV shows on most major networks, and was an original cast member on TLC’s hit reality show “Extreme Cheapskates.”

He lives in Accokeek, Md., with his wife, Denise, and his beloved compost pile, Gomer. His website is www.UltimateCheapskate.com.

Yeager’s presentation is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Library.

Other free Money Smart programs include:

* Estate Planning: Monday, April 24, 6-7 p.m. A seminar by attorney M. Gregory Embrey.

* Bullet Journaling & Budgeting Craft: Monday, April 24, 4 p.m. Teens will learn how create attractive and fun journals to help keep themselves organized.

Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315. For more library information visit www.cdalibrary.org or www.lcplibrary.org. The library is a department of the City of Coeur d’Alene and a member of the Cooperative Information Network, www.cinlibraries.org. The library news blog is available at www.pageturnercdalibrary.blogspot.com. Library Director, Bette Ammon. Main Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m./Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Lake City Branch Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3-6:30 p.m. For regular updates follow our libraries on Facebook and Twitter.