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Ion as the book I wish I'd had when I began my adult life Packed with humor creativity and insight The Complete Tightwad Gazette includes hundreds of tips and topics such asTravel for tightwads¸ How to transform old blue jeans into potholders and uilts¸ Ten painless ways to save this year¸ Picture framing for pennies¸ A comparison of painting versus re siding your house¸ Halloween costumes from scrounged materials¸ Thrifty window treatments¸ Ways to dr. Good only for a bit of a laugh at the notion of people paying for long distance calls and being frugal by sending a 29 cent letter instead of calling Even looking past the outdated advice there s really nothing here for someone with no kids who lives in a Seattle area apartment Even if hanging my laundry out to dry wouldn t result in an eviction and probably all my clothes being stolen the likelihood of it raining would defeat the purpose The author is pretty high and mighty while being dismissive of issues like lack of space she constantly refers to her huge farmhouse with attached barn and other outbuildings

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Y up dry cleaning costs¸ Inexpensive gifts¸ Creative fundraisers for kids¸ Slashing your electric bill¸ Frugal fix its¸ Cutting the cost of college¸ Moving for less¸ Saving on groceries¸ Gift wrapping for tightwads¸ Furniture fusion fundamentals¸ Cheap breakfast cereals¸ Avoiding credit card debt¸ Using items you were about to throw away milk jugs plastic meat trays and ¸ Recipes galore from penny pinching pizza to toaster pastries¸ And much muc. This book is LIFE CHANGING sometimes I miss being the ignorant person I was before I read it because now I have a hard time letting ANYTHING go to waste I m afraid I m on the verge of becoming a hoarderAmy Dacyczyn shows how you can do so much with so little There are so many good ideas in this book Genius things to do with items you d normally throw away Use an empty milk jug to irrigate your garden by poking holes in the bottom and burying it Or turn it into a dustpan Use the plastic ring on the milk jug to keep socks together while washing them Turn a mesh produce bag into a scrubber for your dishes or in my case to clean cloth diapersNot only that but she breaks down how to shrink your grocery bills There are so many graphs comparing prices of products such as frozen french fries instant mashed potatoes and bulk potatoes the prices she gives are relevant to the early 90 s but the difference in price per ounce is still relevant today She shares cheap recipes time management advice and even craft ideasEven if you think you don t need to read this book buy a copy and put it on your toilet Flip through it at your leisure and I guarantee you will find at least 5 ideas you ll love

Summary The Complete TightwadGazette

At last the long awaited complete compendium of tightwad tips for fabulous frugal livingIn a newsletter published from May to December as well as in three enormously successful books The Complete EpubAmy Dacyczyn established herself as the expert of economy Now The Complete Tightwad Gazette brings together all of her best ideas and thriftiest thinking into one volume along with new articles never published before in book format Dacyczyn describes this collect. A few good tips but on the whole not an entirely useful resource Many of her suggestions are outdated There s a lot of teaching you how to think creatively sorts of articles that aren t practical to most people but are supposed to help you get in the mindset of using what you ve got creatively to solve problems rather than simply spending money Eh ok But how many reminders do we need about thatFrom a philosophical point of view I have one major problem with this book A sort of grab all you can mentality is actively taught and openly applauded Yes you can get things for free Yes it s great that you re saving money for what really matters to you BUT you should also demonstrate gratitude and generosity Someone spends too much money on baby clothes and then passes them on to you Woo hoo You re a lucky tightwad And you should definitely send them a batch of your famous homemade bread and a thank you note rather than just gloating about how much money you saved Girl Scouts trying to sell you cookies Dacyczyn teaches you how to say no in a snotty superior way I say buy a box of the damn cookies You ve saved so much money on free baby clothes you can afford to spend 5 to support the Girl Scouts If you really can t stomach spending money on overpriced junk give a donation without taking any cookies If you can t be generous with your money then be generous with your time instead Seriously Tightwads are great I m a tightwad But we should all give a little back


10 thoughts on “The Complete TightwadGazette

  1. says:

    I am fucking obsessed with these books This woman is possibly the most sensible human being on earth Come for the novelty tips stay for the practical philosophy

  2. says:

    A few good

  3. says:

    this book could potentially change your life or specifically your relationship to money time debt a whole host of other things it's a compilation of self published newsletters that ms dacyzyn published in the early to mid 90's about her frugal lifestyle sounds like a snooze fest but she's an engaging writer who is not without a sense of humor my mom used to subscribe to the newsletter i remember reading it as a kid which is part of the reas

  4. says:

    The MOTHER of all books on frugality This author is VERY extreme in her frugality; and that behavior allowed her to be a stay at home mom of 6 I think kids on her husband's small salaryMany things were to out there for me but at least 34s of the ideas I easily adapted to my own lifeWhile I don't save tin foil or iron wrapping paper to use again I was very inspired by this book to implement a lot of her ideasI re read

  5. says:

    The Complete Tightwad Gazette has got to be the best purchase I have ever made with the possible exception of my kindle and I didn't even pay full price Thanks to a gift voucher I won for Powell's Books I was able to acuire this book for the cost of postageWhen I first received this book I was advised to read it cover t

  6. says:

    Good only for a bit of a laugh at the notion of people paying for long distance calls and being frugal by sending a 29 cent letter instead of calling Even looking past the outdated advice there's really nothing here for someone with no kids who lives in a Seattle area apartment Even if hanging my laundry out to dry wouldn't result in an eviction and probably all my clothes being stolen the likelihood of it ra

  7. says:

    I am so pleased that I decided to buy this book I was wavering about whether I could afford to give up work and raise my son full tim

  8. says:

    This book is LIFE CHANGING sometimes I miss being the ignorant person I was before I read it because now I have a hard time letting ANYTHING go

  9. says:

    This 925 page book has taken up a huge chunk of my reading time So hopefully I'll be posting freuently now that it's on its way back to the library Anyway this is sort of a thrift Bible; she's really taken things to their logical extr

  10. says:

    This was a pretty thick book but it was easy to skip over parts that didn't apply to me and when she was investigating something I skipped over the details and just read the results I thought this book was poorly organized and she's definitely extreme I feel sorry for her kids but I did find some great ideas I'

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