Friday, April 3, 2009

Frugal Friday - The Tightwad Gazette

I bought the Complete Tightwad Gazette when I first got married to see where I could save on expenses. I was 21 and found some value in what she had to say, but discounted a lot of it as a bit "extreme."

Over the years I have turned to the Tightwad Gazette over and over again for ideas and sometimes a boost to "get more frugal again." Lately with our decision for me to work part time and cutting our income, I have been reading and re-reading the Tightwad Gazette quite a bit. As you can copy is well worn.

I was really excited to find this recent article/interview with Amy Dacyczyn, author of the Tightwad Gazette. I also found this article, and this article (with pictures of the gal!). She is still out there - being frugal and loving it! It is nice to know that she is still practicing what she preaches even now when she doesn't NEED to be frugal.

I highly recommend The Complete Tightwad Gazette (check out my sidebar to get your copy from Amazon) and putting some of the ideas into practice. You will save money.

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Saver Queen said...

I love this book! While some of the suggestions are definitely way too extreme for me, they are always funny and interesting to read! And I do appreciate some of the tips - for example I learned that in soft water you can use about a third of the dish detergent, so I have scaled that right back and it works perfectly!

It's pretty amazing that the family successfully raised their family with 6 kids on such a low income. It goes to show that you can pretty much do anything you put your mind to!

Sheila said...

I love it - your book is even more worn than mine! Yes, this is my all time favorite (non-Bible) book!

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