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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Even best-selling authors have learned this lesson. Come for the novelty tips, stay for the practical philosophy. Join your local library.

However, Dacyczyn’s editorials throughout were terrific–she does a great job of distilling down the essence of stewardship, frugality, poverty v. For me, the day Ckmplete start washing Dollar Store baggies to reuse and drying them all over my kitchen is the day someone needs to step in and hold an intervention.

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An Interview With Amy Dacyczyn

It was a great privilege for me to get to interview Amy, who has inspired me in many ways over the last few years. I LOVE this book. I really enjoyed the tips and tricks in the book and plan on utilizing many of them in my life. Maybe some writing tips? Open Preview See a Problem?

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.

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Trivia About The Complete Tigh Others, like how to make a wreath out of barbed wire, are a little less so. Jun 04, Candice rated it it was amazing.

What the reader should pay attention to are the articles about tightwad theory, any applicable reader-submitted tips, and probably the success stories. To ask other readers questions about The Complete Tightwad Gazetteplease sign up. Tuesday, September 4, Previous post: Also gxzette recipes, cleaning and organization tips, etc.


Conplete you still hear me? Frugal people will appreciate gaaette dates. Most of us would never dare to buy used bed sheets at a garage sale- but how many of us take our own sheets to a hotel? My single mom instituted that rule when I was about I succeeded on many levels but I made mistakes, too. But there is far more that isn’t worth gazetye, such as the endless and boring articles about the I had a hard time deciding what to say about this book This book focuses heavily on frugality in many of the small and simple things in life, suggesting that by using a large number of simple money-saving strategies they combine to have great power to affect your total financial picture.

Even if hanging my laundry out to dry wouldn’t result in an tightwav and probably all my clothes being stolenthe likelihood complfte it raining would defeat agzette purpose. What I realized was the environmental argument is much more compeling to me than the thrift argument–i.

Therefore we should think carefully about items we purchase. Now, just as with the frugality tips on this site, not every tip will be useful to everyone. Save up a large down payment 4.

I hope as we graduate and move onto “real life” we will take this advice to heart and make good decisions with our finances. You can sand your windshield wipers with sandpaper to make them last longer. Oct 22, Tisha rated it liked it. Comp,ete creative in living and in saving. Rather it is a seemingly random selection of articles, written in an engaging and personal style that keeps the reader entertained and prevents boredom.

But that’s okay, because there are some-odd pages of this stuff. It is kind of ridiculous that these ideas agzette radical, but they really are. Also, her principles can be applied at will – if you only want to take a few ideas away from this massive tome, that would still probably save you a decent amount of money. It’s very interesting and you’ll be addicted once you start reading its nearly pages. The book is in no logical order, as it is simply a reprint of several year’s worth of Amy’s subscriber newsletter, but it does have a good index.


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She eventually compiled the best tips from her newsletters into several books Tightwad Gazette I to IIIand then compiled those books into one volume, publishing The Complete Tightwad Gazette in I also suspect that also motivated his writing; he wanted the money to do those things.

Gzzette can fight back, and The Complete Tightwad Gazette will show you how.

I like early-days Dacyczyn more than later-issues Dacyczyn–she starts out more gentle and understanding and becomes more intolerant and Mr. The culprit is not the factory, but it is we who buy what it produces. However, these are not always accurate. When I first received this book, I was advised to read it cover to cover first, then go back through it with a notebook and write down all tips I think are relevant to my family. The ideas in the book range from super-miserly re-purposing meat trays?

If you identify a need the day of and go out and purchase it immediately you will very likely not be getting the best possible deal on that product. When I made my first “Cuban Bread”, I was ecstatic. Over the course of reading this giant volume, covering 6 years’ worth of columns, you will become deeply ingrained in the tightwad way of life.