I’m the ultimate cheapskate – I only have two pairs of pants because I hate spending money

A SELF-CONFESSED cheapskate has revealed how he hates spending money and only owns two pairs of underwear.

Matt Rivera, has managed to cut his spending down to $300 (£216) a month after moving in with his mum in Orange County New York.

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Matt Rivera spends as little as he possibly can and is a self-confessed cheapskateCredit: Extreme Savers
He owns just two pairs of underwear and does a "sniff test" to see if they're clean

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He owns just two pairs of underwear and does a “sniff test” to see if they’re cleanCredit: Extreme Savers
He even tucks into banana skins and egg shells

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He even tucks into banana skins and egg shellsCredit: Extreme Savers

Desperate to afford his dream of becoming a pro wrestler Matt must save as much in his everyday life as possible, right down to what he’s putting in his body.

“Protein shakes these days are $100 (£72)  per container,” he explains on TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates.

“What makes this protein shake different is that it’s the cheapest protein shake, you see I use the (banana) peels and the egg shells.

“Extra nutrients, extra food, why waste (it)?”

And it isn’t just his food that Matt saves money on, admitting that he rarely replaces his tissues, reusing them several times over. 

He says: “I keep my tissues by the window so the sun can hit them, so when I blow my nose I dry them out and use them again.

“If they’re really wet I might ring them out first.”

Though perhaps Matt’s most unsavoury habit is his lack of underwear, not to mention clean underwear.

“I actually only wear two pairs of underwear,” he says, explaining that he will do a sniff test to determine whether they need a wash, or whether he can save the money on his waterbill.

Being a pro-wrestler Matt has to make sure he is looking his best at all times, but you won’t catch him forking out for a spray tan.

I keep my tissues by the window so the sun can hit them, so when I blow my nose I dry them out and use them again

Matt Rivera

“I make my own tanner because tanning in tanning beds costs a little too much,” he says.

“So what I do is teabags and a spray bottle.”

His mother Margarita is often the one to help him out when he refuses to spend the extra, even buying her son’s food each month, but she says she’s happy to chip in.

She says: “I don’t call my son cheap, I call my son frugal. 

“I know everyone else says he’s cheap but I think it’s being creative.”

Matt even dries out used tissues to use them again

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Matt even dries out used tissues to use them againCredit: Extreme Savers
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