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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Oct 20, Michele Bettinger rated it it was amazing. I can’t boil water, so this was a big deal. I was actually surprised to discover that there are people out there still writing about frugal topics with a hardcore passion and sharing it so openly. I will work again in the future tihtwad time with my son is ir I am so pleased that I decided to buy this book. Put that together with her readers’ input, and it often starts to sound like a bunch of housewives swapping homemaking tips.

Apr 21, Nicole rated it did not like it Shelves: But getting cozy with such a fun, insightful page book about frugality really got me thinking, and I came up with my own ideas to save a ton of money. It gets you thinking back to the way your grandma probably thought about self reliance. If you are a frugal person plan and carry out tasteful and frugal dates. gazftte

The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn

Dec 26, Janeal rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love these because they are so easily adapted to utilise whatever I have in my cupboard. For me, the day I 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.


I complege warn that you will cmplete spend money without feeling a little guilt if you didn’t get a killer deal, or are buy entertainment rather than something to save you money.

Buy a gazetre and rent half 3. Super outdated but still super inspiring collection of early ‘s newsletters about being frugal, making your own, making do, reusing, thrift shopping, cooking from scratch, and generally rejecting consumerism and keeping a laser-like focus on what you truly want out of life.

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

Get Off Your Butt: Ccomplete LOVE this book. 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. Reference Business Personal Finance.

I didn’t know people didn’t use a towel more than once that has been on their fresh-from-the-shower-clean body. Also, some ideas here are obviously dated – email technology was very new at the time she addressed it in her book. Same goes for fruit that has had one or two bites taken out – no need to discard the entire thing.

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Now The Complete Tightwad Gazette brings together all of her best ideas tightwa thriftiest thinking into one volume, along w At last–the long-awaited complete compendium of tightwad tips for fabulous frugal living!


This book changed my way of thinking. Cut around it – the rest of the spud is still good.

The book covers ways to save money in hundreds of unique and imaginative ways. She can be pretty extreme. Dacyczyn changes all of that. If anything, it was a fascinating peek into an interesting personality and the lives of a family that made little money and still lived the American dream–big house, large family, everything they needed and most of ttightwad they really wanted.

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.

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If, like me, your tastes are a little less common, you can still save money by getting what you can from the library and only buying those books they don’t have. It’d be so cool if another, updated, more modern version were around.

The Tightwad Gazette is my bible. Let’s keep in touch. While I am not cpmplete artist, I like the concepts of reusing items for other purposes as well as mending and repairing items instead of tossing them.