While I was visiting family for the Christmas holiday, I had a chance to peruse a People magazine, which profiled the Economides family, billed as 'America's Cheapest Family'.
Although I couldn't find the story on People's online site, I did find this MSN video in which Ann Curry interviews the family about their frugal ways. It appears that this sudden onslaught of publicity is associated with the sale of the Economides' family's new book, entitled America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money.
Here's the video, which is quite interesting:
It appears that this family doesn't mess around in the saving money department! Apparently, this family of SEVEN paid off a mortgage early on $35,000 a year (less than I make now, with only ONE mouth to feed). Since I'm starting the new year with a goal of shopping at thrift stores and buying primarily used goods, this was an intriguing look at this type of lifestyle and how it can benefit the bottom line.