Tightwad tips from the Complete Tightwad Gazette book to save you money. Helpful frugal ideas on a wide range of topics. After my favorite book on frugal finances, Your Money or Your Life (read review), I ‘d say The Complete Tightwad Gazette is the second book. Tightwad Gazette Fan Club. K likes. Fans of Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette share ways to save money and resources, while encouraging members to live.

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That was absolutely intentional. I love these because they are so easily adapted to utilise whatever I have in my cupboard. It is kind of ridiculous that these ideas are radical, but they really are. You can sand your windshield wipers with sandpaper to make them last longer.

Lists with This Book. I do not do many most? Maybe it’s because I’ve been frugal for tightwac and any of the good ideas in the book I discovered ages ago.

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Just skip everything that doesn’t apply to you, and you still end up with a ton of great, interesting, even FUN ideas for how to save money. Even if I was going to think about cloth diapers, the idea of using used ones from a diaper service does skeeve me out.

A lot of this stuff is just good common sense, which unfortunately is becoming a scarce resource in American life these days.

Mar 06, Cam added it Shelves: Have you ever considered writing The Tightwad Gazette again, perhaps in online form? Flip through it at your leisure and I guarantee you will find at least 5 ideas you’ll love. Trying to solve financial problems without spending less and saving more, but only by earning more, is a recipe for failure and misery. There was much, much more. I am much more likely to hang tlghtwad clothes on the clothesline to reduce my carbon footprint than I am do to do it to because it will save me 40 cents per load.


It’d be so cool if another, updated, more modern version were around. The ideas in the book range from super-miserly re-purposing meat trays? See other book reviews: However, with the sheer volume of tips and articles in this book, every person and every family will be able to find a lot of tips to apply to their lives.

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People go about it all wrong. Aug 01, Kadi Viik rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some money-saving tips may seem extreme or out-dated, but it got me thinking outside the box.

If we learn to save and live more frugally in lean times and good times – we won’t experience the worst kind of deprivation- which is a lack of security. Amy Dacyczyn shows how you can do so much with so little.

It is every conceivable way to save money out there. A huge amount of frugal ideas are contained in this volume, some I follow, some I should follow, some to ponder, some ridiculous, and some just out-of-date. My single mom instituted that rule when I was about This is a compilation of her first three books with some bonuses at the end.

Also, I skipped a lot of the excruciating calculations about how many fractions of a cent a single toilet flush costs. Mar 16, Cyndi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Over 6 years of the Tightwad Gazette newsletter in one volume. There were many hundreds of such strategies presented in the book, some of which I was already doing, but there are many others that I will start doing.

Thrift is a rich and satisfying way of life, and it is connected with our relationships with community and the natural environment.


Instead, she emphasizes making yourself aware of what you enjoy and focusing your purchases in that area and eliminate the rest. Dacyczyn describes this collection as “the book I wish I’d had when I tightwxd my adult life.

I also suspect that also motivated his writing; he wanted the money to do those things. 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. This three-in-one book is so chock full of useful information that I would have quickly been overwhelmed if I had started copying tips from the get-go.

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A complete life philosophy in a time-capsule. She writes mostly from personal experience. Apr 21, Nurture Waratah rated it it was amazing Shelves: But getting cozy with such compkete fun, insightful page book about frugality really got tightwav thinking, and I came up with my own ideas to save a ton of money.

Dacyczyn offers sound financial advice along with some rather extreme advice and some advice on simple living that can help anyone having trouble with finances and anyone who wants to scale back on life. Tightwads get a bad rap. Of course, raising a family on one income tihtwad some cutting back of expenses, and it was for this reason they started becoming frugal. It was just what people needed after the excesses of the 80’s, and it caught on like wildfire.