The Tightwad Gazette: Promoting Thrift As a Viable Alternative Lifestyle

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The Tightwad Gazette II

The Perfect — and Cheap — Home Chili Recipe! New Uses for Old Blue Jeans!

Make a Quilt for Ninety-five Cents!

In 1993, Amy Dacyczyn's first book featured advice from the pages of her two-year-old newsletter The Tightwad Gazette. Over 250,000 copies were sold, inspiring millions of people to profit through thrift. Now, The Tightwad Gazette II serves up ...

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Overview

The Tightwad Gazette II

The Perfect — and Cheap — Home Chili Recipe! New Uses for Old Blue Jeans!

Make a Quilt for Ninety-five Cents!

In 1993, Amy Dacyczyn's first book featured advice from the pages of her two-year-old newsletter The Tightwad Gazette. Over 250,000 copies were sold, inspiring millions of people to profit through thrift. Now, The Tightwad Gazette II serves up all-new help and hints from the newsletter's third and fourth years, yielding still more savings for millions of converts to tightwaddery.

Save More Money! Save More Time! Save More Resources!

Some of the Exciting, Money-Saving Topics Include:

A Reader's Guide to The Tightwad Gazette
— Penny Pinching Pizza
— Car Maintenance Tips
— Calculate Your Cost Per Muffin
— How to Make a Solar Box Cooker
— Store-Brand Common Sense
— Think Small to Save Big
— Where to Get Insurance Information
— Breakfast Breakthrough
— Picture-Framing for Less
— Gas Versus Electric
— Reupholstery Savings
— Army Surplus Bargains
— The Tightwad A to Z
— Saving Space to Save Money
— How to Stop Flushing Money Down the Toilet
— Frugality and the Economy
— Whoopie Pies
— How to Fix Up a House
— Should We Use Used Shoes?
— Where to Get Something for Nothing
— What to Do with Old Blue Jeans
— Warehouse Clubs and Savings
— Cheap Holiday Accommodations
— The Femme Frugal
— Shared-Housing Programs
— How to Work Out How Much You're Saving
— Mail-Order Eye Care
— Budgeting and Keeping Records
—Dumpster Diving
— How to Shop Thriftily
— Money-Saving Recipes
— Homemade Goo
— Coupon or Not Coupon?
— Splitting Pills to Cut Costs
— Stained-Glass Cookies
— The Tightwad Christmas
— Candles and Decorations
— Practical Gift-Giving
— Synthetic Motor Oil
— Bartering and Exchange
— Detergents Determined
— CDs Versus LPs
— Long-Distance Phone Call Charges
— Moving for Less —

Just Look Inside For Much, Much More...

In 1990, a self-professed cheapskate Amy Dacyczyn began publishing a monthly newsletter, The Tightwad Gazette, out of her Maine parlor. By 1991, she had 50,000 subscribers. Now, with a national bestseller, The Tightwad Gazette, and major media appearances under her belt, Dacyczyn gives us a whole new reason to celebrate the joys of miserliness in The Tightwad Gazette II.

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Library Journal
Dacyczyn no longer needs to be a tightwad herself, having earning a fortune with last year's best-selling Tightwad Gazette. Here are more moneysaving tips.
WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
The slogan for The Tightad Gazette is "Promising Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle," and true to its motto, both the magazine and book of the same name go beyond surface penny-pinching to explore the depths of miserliness (with a sense of humor). Started in 1990 by Amy Dacyzn, aka The Frugal Zealot, The Gazette (magazine) is a call to tightwads everywhere to be proud and revel in your cheapness. With the monthly Gazette you'll get tips from the other tightwads, information on money-saving and generating ventures, and plenty of support to make the transformation to becoming a recovering big-spender. The book is a compilation of years of the best information gleaned from the magazine. So, don't be afraid to be stingy. You are not alone in this disposable world of senseless spenders and insatiable consumers. Besides, who will know if you reuse your vacuum cleaner bags?
—Ilene Rosoff
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679750789
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/24/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2003

    Furthering Freedom from Debt Slavery

    Tired of being enslaved by creditors? Help is available. If Tightwad Gazette I was the Old Testament, this book is the New. Both books are equally indispensable in this consumer-driven society if you want to learn to "think outside the box" in terms of saving cash and still enjoying a productive and stylish life. The section on dumpster-diving may be too extreme for some readers, but remember tightwadding is a lifestyle, and within its parameters, one can be minimal, moderate, or extreme. Very highly recommended.

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