Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Tightwad Gazette I,II, & III by Amy Dacyczyn

 Out of all the books I could reccomend to anyone trying to save money, this one is it. Its the ones I go back to again and again. I heard from a friend about this book and searched for it. You can find it new in bookstores or buy it used like I did. I think I paid around $3 each for mine on eBay and Amazon.  You can find them as low at 1 penny but remember you pay for shipping as well. Try finding the paper backs, they are usually cheaper.
There are a total of 3 books. I reccomend getting them all. They are truly the best books for a frugal person. 
Here are just a few of the many of thousands of idea's in the books.

How to slash your food bill in half
10 painless ways to save $100 this year
Saving money on health insurance
Lifestyle of the frugal and abscure
Ingenious recycling idea's
Yard sale and thrift shop strategies
How to be frugal without feeling deprived
Cooking good meals for pannies a serving
How to save hundreds on your utility bill
Cheap holiday and gift notions
Best tighwad tips from around the country
Bringing up a baby cheap
Super fix-its
The art of creative deprivation
How to save on funerals
Cheap travel tips
Making your own convenience foods
Tightwad crafts and hobbies
Cut-rate romance
Cheap food for festivities
How to cut your dry-cleaning cost
Swapping for profit
How to move inexpensively
Avoid credit-card and debt disaster
Sell your own house
Get the best out of your vegetable garden
Economize with antiques
Make your own drapes
Save on skin-care products
Mass-produce pies
Get the best deals at auctions and yard sales
Diet on the cheap
Remodel your furniture

I could go on and on about them. If you really want to save money, ask your friends and family if they have them and borrow them. Some idea's are a bit much but for the true frugal, you will do all of them. From now on I will be sharing alot of Amy Dacyczyn's great idea's with you. Stay tuned everyday to read them all. Until then.....go find the books!

About the author:
Amy Dacyczyn pusblished a newletter called The Tightwad Gazette from June 1990 until December 1996. Amy is now retired from her writing career. The dacyczyns and their six children live happily and frugally in Leeds, Maine.

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