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Frugal Tips from The Tightwad Gazette

Title: The Tightwad Gazette
Author: Amy Dacyzyn
Source: library
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Review Summary: Potentially very useful, but there wasn’t  a lot I could implement right away and it was a very dry read.

The Tightwad Gazette started out as an actual gazette – a series of newsletters written by author Amy Dacyzyn. The book is basically just a compilation of these news letters with dividers indicating the different seasons. Some of the advice is seasonal, such as creative ways to do meaningful but cheap Christmas presents. Other advice is much broader, touching on the ethics of being a tightwad and the creativity required to solve problems cheaply. The rest of the advice is somewhere in-between, discussing topics that will only be useful to people in certain situations. This includes everything from advice about raising kids cheaply to having a good yard sale to finding creative uses for old milk jugs. Continue reading

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