How to slash your food bills in half
10 painless ways to save $100 this year
Saving money on health insurance
Lifestyles of the frugal and obscure
Ingenious recycling ideas
Yard sale and thrift shop strategies
How to be frugal without feeling deprived
Cooking good meals for pennies a serving
How to save hundreds on your utility bills
Cheap holidays and gift notions
Best tightwad tips from around the country
And hundres of other amazing tips, tricks, strategies, recipes, and crafts that can squeee big savings out of even the tightest budget.
Great book. I've been on a tight budget all my life and thought I knew all the tricks, but this book showed me a lot of new tricks.
Some really useful ideas, and some ideas that are downright crazy. It does, however, make you second guess your consumerism and particularly wasteful environmental practices, which is always a good thing as far as I'm concerned. This is also a great book to read in short chunks (bathroom reader, anyone?).
I love this book! I have read & reread it, you can use it like an encyclopedia or read cover to cover. No matter how you read it, it can save you money. Some ideas seem radical but some are super easy to start right away. If nothing else the book pays for itself...
Although the Book was really very out-dated...
There were loads of tips and tricks that could be used even in 2011-- and beyond.
Things you would not even think about,,,IT WAS AWESOME!!!
I loved it, My Husband Loved it and My best friend Loved it.
I really recommend that anyone struggling with bills to read this book.
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
so many great ideas, tips and tricks. many useful things to help you get by on a budget, and to live on the cheaper side of life, especially in this day and age with the economy and such.
great book, cant say enough!
The copy I own is her compilation guide - all the Gazettes in one book - but I highly recommend her work for anyone starting out in the world of frugality! Some things are sort of common sense, but she has so much information that can point you in the right direction to get out from under debt and live a life free of the evils of "credit". Awesome info!
This book is fabulous. I've read it cover to cover like, eight times. But then yesterday, at the Library I found a double sized "expanded" version of the book with more ideas that weren't in the first one!!! I was SO excited! So I will be reposting the first version in hopes that I can trade up for the expanded one. This is definitely a book worth reading!!
I stumbled across this book about 16 years ago when my eldest son was only 2 and it helped me through some extremely tight economic times. Having spent 12 years of my adult life in poverty I can say that Amy's book(s) were a lifeline and a beacon that guided me through.
Not every idea in this book will be for everybody but the principles of saving money while maintaining a happy home are pure gold.