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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Trashpick if you want. Trivia About The Complete Tigh Buy a duplex and rent half 3. But that’s okay, because there are some-odd pages of this stuff.

I thought this book was poorly organized, and she’s definitely extreme I tightead sorry for her kids!! We are experiencing technical difficulties.

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The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn

Also, the format of the book is completely unorganized and its hard to find specifc info you are looking for.

Girl Scouts trying to sell you cookies? The one downside is that this is over 10 years old – I would love to hear about how her family and staff are doing now, how they’re tackling college tuitions and teen driving, etc.

It gets you thinking back to the way your grandma probably thought about self reliance. Her writing style is very conversational; she investigates the cost of things that most of us would never have the time to do.

Turkey nets can be used to drain bath toys, a bunch of six pack rings tied together are strong enough to make a hammock, old milk cartons can be used to make dog toys or toss-and-catch games. April 12, Case Study: Also great recipes, cleaning and organization tips, etc. I recommend that anyone in the slightest itghtwad interested in personal finance or frugality or even just homemaking generally buys this book tigutwad reads it cover to cover!


Being creative in living and in saving.

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The author’s tone is a bit condescending and guilt-provoking at times, but if you can take it with a grain of salt and s This is a book that I finally bought after checking it out from the library at least 10 times. Lists with This Book.

I LOVE this book. There, I found The Complete Tightwad Gazetteand it was a revelation — a thousand page tome full of ideas on how to save money, conveniently written in bite sized pieces almost like blog postings. We have found some perfectly good toys, clothes and furniture this way – some with minor faults such as a missing draw handleothers in brand new condition.

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Amongst other things she introduces price books, various methods for analysing best value, and shows how to determine the net value of a second income. Some tips are dated like saving on postage while some haven’t dated like how to fix a broken zipper. The other problem is that the book is a bit old, and some of the information is dated. Jun 04, Candice rated it it was amazing.

But it was still interesting to read about. We even got ourselves a perfectly good working vacuum cleaner this way.

BUT you should also demonstrate gratitude and generosity. 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.


When creativity combines with thrift you may be doing it without money, but you are not complette without. Products like laundry detergents, shampoos toghtwad so on generally have a recommended amount per use.

Unfortunately, while the book was printed inthe ideas were from many years earlier, and I found the book overall pretty useless.

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

I can’t boil water, so this was a big deal. But there is far more that isn’t worth reading, such as the endless and boring articles about the author’s many tightwad creations such as Halloween costumes, party decorations, and so forth. Also, I skipped a lot of the excruciating calculations about how many fractions of a gaazette a single toilet flush costs.

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. Tughtwad last—the long-awaited complete compendium of tightwad tips for fabulous frugal living! I stayed up way too late last night reading this book. Being a Tightwad is a way of life and Gazettte continue to reap rewards from Amy’s ideas.

Amy Dacyczyn pronounced “decision” talks about how she manages her time so she has time to do all of these tight-wad kinds of things and I really feel sad for some of it:

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