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In CHEAP We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue by Lauren Weber, Little Brown and Co, published September 7, 2009.

Review From the Publisher:

Cheap suit. Cheap date. Cheap shot. It’s a dirty word, an epithet laden with negative meanings. It’s also the story of Lauren Weber’s life. As a child, she resented her father for setting the thermostat at 50 degrees through the frigid New England winters and rarely using his car’s turn signals—to keep them from burning out. But as an adult, when she found herself walking 30 blocks to save $2 on subway fare, she realized she had turned into him. Should she be horrified… or proud?

In hard times, questions about Americans’ conflicted relationship with consumption and frugality become more urgent and provocative. Why do we ridicule people who save money? Where’s the boundary between thrift and miserliness? Is thrift a virtue or a vice during a recession? And was it common sense or obsessive-compulsive disorder that made her father ration the family’s toilet paper?

In answering these questions, In Cheap We Trust offers a colorful ride through the history of frugality in the United States. Readers will learn the stories behind Ben Franklin and his famous maxims, Hetty Green (named “the world’s greatest miser” by the Guinness Book of Records) and the stereotyping of Jewish and Chinese immigrants as cheap.

Lauren also explores contemporary expressions and dilemmas of thrift. From Dumpster-diving to economist John Maynard Keynes’s “Paradox of Thrift” to today’s recession-driven enthusiasm for frugal living, In Cheap We Trust teases out the meanings of cheapness and examines the wisdom and pleasures of not spending every last penny.

Preview the book and read the first six chapters online free here.

My Review:

In CHEAP We Trust is an interesting historical journey of American frugality. The first five chapters were loaded with historical facts, figures and wartime economics. History is not my favorite subject, but the frugal focus was really unique and fascinating.

The last four chapters focused on more modern frugality, cheapskate psychology and modern economics. Weber introduced freegans, who dumpster dive, grow urban gardens and squat in unoccupied buildings. At first, I was disgusted by the thought of dumpster diving, but reading this book, I was more appalled by the sheer amount of edible food that is wasted each day.

Overall, this book allowed me to embrace my own frugal upbringings. Weber’s own life and frugal father reminded me of my dad. Although my dad never rationed toilet paper, he did make us eat the same cheap bean soups until they were completely gone, sometimes for up to four days in a row. He once decided to make a cheap whirlpool using an old horse trough, plastic piping and a small engine.

I could continue for pages with stories about my dad’s frugality, but am very grateful for those experiences that have made me who I am today. Weber’s In CHEAP We Trust really reminded me that frugality is financially and ecologically smart and should be celebrated and encouraged in America today. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in American history and/or frugality.

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  • Kim September 14, 2009, 6:31 pm

    I’m not just frugal – I am cheap.

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    I shop grocery stores only when it is in the flyer on sale and I have coupons. My husband and I usually only go out to eat if we know we have a discount.
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  • Ann September 14, 2009, 7:55 pm

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    Trying to be, well actually I think I am frugal but I am more so now due to the economy then say five years ago. Live and learn they say.

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    I do consider myself to be frugal- in certain areas that is. While I will shop with a binder full of coupons and mail in rebates, I will not buy cheap quality. I will just wait until I think the price reflects what I am willing to pay for that quality

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    I do consider myself to be frugal…but not to the extreme. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  • Michelle @ Women Who Win September 18, 2009, 10:13 pm

    Frugal? Heck yes! I clip coupons and only buy on sale. 🙂 It’s fun being frugal. Thanks for the great book! –Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  • Kalee September 19, 2009, 9:20 am

    I have frugal moments, and then moments where I should have been but made a bad choice. We’ve set ourselves up on a budget though since we moved back to the US, and we are sticking to it!

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  • monica September 19, 2009, 6:39 pm

    I’m frugal and proud. In fact, I’m proud to say I’m CHEAP!!!
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    I like to call myself a good shopper! So yes I am frugal but not as much as before I had my kids and more brain cells!

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    I consider myself to be frugal, sometimes bordering on “cheap”. I learned at my mother’s knee, and I am my mother’s daughter!

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    I’m pretty frugal, but there are a FEW things I will spend a bit more on, that I need for my skin : )

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  • Nikki57 October 2, 2009, 4:12 pm

    For me it depends. There are certain things like food where I am incapable of exercising any frugality. If I want to spend $8 a lb for locally raised hormone free ground beef at the farmers market I do, but when it comes to just about anything else I’m always in search of a deal and can be pretty frugal

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    im very frugal i use coupons for shopping because my store doubles them and i always end up around $100 a week which without the coupons would be $200. im the type whenever i go into a store my eyes are scanning foe clearance signs 🙂

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  • dvice October 2, 2009, 8:20 pm

    I consider myself frugal

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  • dvice October 2, 2009, 8:20 pm

    I subscribed

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  • Anonymous October 2, 2009, 8:49 pm

    I’m working on becoming MORE frugal..does that count? 😉

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  • Jinxy and Me October 3, 2009, 1:32 am

    Yes!!! I am frugal.

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  • Gianna October 3, 2009, 1:45 am

    I’m very frugal 🙂

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  • Donna October 3, 2009, 2:58 am

    I am frugal.
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  • lilyk October 3, 2009, 3:11 am

    I consider myself to be frugal.

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  • lilyk October 3, 2009, 3:13 am

    I subscribed to your newsletter.

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  • Nancye October 3, 2009, 4:26 am

    I am VERY frugal! I LOVE to find a bargain and you will find me searching the clearance rack!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  • Nancye October 3, 2009, 4:26 am

    subscribe via email newsletter

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