Phil Villarreal is not a Harvard MBA or a professional financial advisor or a talking head on a cable television network focusing on business, but he can change your financial lifeif you are willing to move into the gray areas of money and ethics. His advice is as funny as it is useful as it is a little bit evil.
Instead of playing straight and saving money by cutting back on things you need or want, Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel has a better plan to save money by working the system and sticking it to the man.” Here’s how to get free Internet service, never pay for ketchup and plastic straws, get refunds on already opened DVDs, clothe yourself using free swag from credit card promotions, benefit from the bonanza that is the garbage thrown out by college kids, how to get in free to sporting events, score free on-demand movies in hotels, and more!
Hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, and sardonically practical, this is the book for everyone who loves rule-bending, loophole-exploiting, money-saving madness. In this economy, it’s every man for himself and dog-eat-dogand this book can help.
Born in 1978 in Douglas, Phil Villarreal attended the University of Arizona, where he graduated with a business degree in 2000. He is the movie and video game critic at the Arizona Daily Star, contributes to Consumerist websites and blogs. Villarreal lives with his wife Jessica, son Luke, and daughter Emma in Marana, Ariz.