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The Tightwad Gazette : Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle
The Tightwad Gazette Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle
Author: Amy Dacyczyn
Having discovered that frugality is good for the bank account and the environment, Amy Dacyczyn started a newsletter for skinflints in 1989. Within a year, 50,000 cheapskates had subscribed to The Tightwad Gazette. Now Amy has collected all her wisdom into a book, and it's as good a deal as you'll find in these inflationary times. Line d...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780679743880
ISBN-10: 067974388X
Publication Date: 12/29/1992
Pages: 308
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 107 ratings
Publisher: Villard
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The Tightwad Gazette : Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle on + 108 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Tightwad Gazette : Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle on + 44 more book reviews
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?).
reviewed The Tightwad Gazette : Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle on + 78 more book reviews
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...
reviewed The Tightwad Gazette : Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle on + 13 more book reviews
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.
reviewed The Tightwad Gazette : Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle on + 6 more book reviews
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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poochiboop avatar reviewed The Tightwad Gazette : Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle on + 4 more book reviews
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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A great book on being thrifty and getting the most
from everything use.


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