Friday, March 9, 2012

Profile in Frugality: Andy Rooney

What does frugality look like?  Apparently the face of Andy Rooney.

Recently I read a blog post describing Mr. Rooney's estate plan, which was surprisingly basic for a man worth $9 million.  That wealth was amassed over his 92 years of life, many of which were frugal.  Not wanting to pay for services he could do himself he didn't start taking cabs in NY until he was age 90, made his own ice cream, and shinned his shoes.  Frugality comes in all shapes and sizes, and at the end of a life, can add up.  If that were me, I would have done one thing differently -- include a few charities in my plan as well.  How about you?

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