Adult Nonfiction TX336.D33 1998
Summary: At last--the long-awaited complete compendium of tightwad tips for fabulous frugal living! In a newsletter published from May 1990 to December 1996 as well as in three enormously successful books, Amy Dacyczyn established herself as the expert of economy. Now The Complete Tightwad Gazette brings together all of her best ideas and thriftiest thinking into one volume, along with new articles never published before in book format. Dacyczyn describes this collection as "the book I wish I'd had when I began my adult life." Packed with humor, creativity, and insight, The Complete Tightwad Gazette includes hundreds of tips and topics, such as: Travel for tightwadsÂ¸ How to transform old blue jeans into potholders and quiltsÂ¸ Ten painless ways to save $100 this yearÂ¸ Picture-framing for penniesÂ¸ A comparison of painting versus re-siding your houseÂ¸ Halloween costumes from scrounged materialsÂ¸ Thrifty window treatmentsÂ¸ Ways to dry up dry-cleaning costsÂ¸ Inexpensive giftsÂ¸ Creative fundraisers for kidsÂ¸ Slashing your electric billÂ¸ Frugal fix-itsÂ¸ Cutting the cost of collegeÂ¸ Moving for lessÂ¸ Saving on groceriesÂ¸ Gift-wrapping for tightwadsÂ¸ Furniture-fusion fundamentalsÂ¸ Cheap breakfast cerealsÂ¸ Avoiding credit card debtÂ¸ Using items you were about to throw away (milk jugs, plastic meat trays, and more!)Â¸ Recipes galore, from penny-pinching pizza to toaster pastriesÂ¸ And much much more . . .
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