Book Reviews of The Tightwad gazette: Promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle

The Tightwad gazette: Promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle
The Tightwad gazette Promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle
Author: Amy Dacyczyn
ISBN-13: 9780679744030
ISBN-10: 0679744037
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 307
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Villard Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 9
From the front cover:

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.
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Helpful Score: 8
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?).
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Helpful Score: 6
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...
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Helpful Score: 5
Very inspiring. Some of the ideas are dated, but I came away with not only some useful specifics, but a great general idea of how to live more frugally.
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Helpful Score: 3
Full of creative ways to cut spending in every season of the year and on every part of life (food, insurance, utilities, gifts, etc.)
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this book a # of years ago & there were many helpful hints. I still use her recipe for spraying on stain remover for laundry. It works awesome & it is very economical.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is well worth reading and you are bound to find several ways to save a buck or two. Amy can squeeze a nickel till the indian screams "UNCLE"
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm fairly frugal, so I was already doing most of these thngs. Liked the reminders, anyway. Must admit, though, I'm not as frugal as the author!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book has some really great ideas! It's a big book.
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Helpful Score: 2
The best of the frugality series to date!
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Helpful Score: 1
If you are thrifty this the book for you.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of great money saving ideas!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is full of great ideas for the frugal minded! It is broken down into money saving ideas for each season. Very helpful!
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Helpful Score: 1
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!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is one of my all-time favorites! I intend to keep my copy forever. I'm ordering a second copy for my daughter.

Many of the author's ideas are ones I've used since the 1970's. However, she includes recipes, and she keeps thrift FUN.
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Helpful Score: 1
These books are slightly outdated, think pre-internet, but there are still many useful tidbits of information in them.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorites! A must read for anyone who wants to be frugal.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book changed my outlook. There are great ideas on how to save money.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great money saving ideas! Fun to read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Gives lots of great ideas for saving money
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Helpful Score: 1
The book provides many frugal hints from the newsletter by the same name. This is a classic.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great and fun ideas for families, couples and singles on living the frugal lifestyle. It's just enjoyable reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
Full of usefull tips and strategies on saving hard earned cash...very practical. Also includes recipes and crafts. Family oriented.
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Helpful Score: 1
A wonderful book full of money-saving information. There are tons and tons of ideas to help you keep more of your money in your pocket!

Linda
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Too dated to be of much use these days.
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A great book on being thrifty and getting the most
from everything use.
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great ideas , lots of interesting things to save money.
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This book was suggested by a friend. I couldn't believe all the ideas it has in it. Definately something to keep around if you're trying to save money.
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I love this book would highly recommend it
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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.
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An excellent and very useful book.
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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!!
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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!
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Good information.
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Great book filled with good tips
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Chock full of practical information to help you trim your lifestyle spending and save money.
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how to save money the right way.
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Lots of great ideas!
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good read helpful
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I LOVE THIS BOOK!
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This is a hardbound book.