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    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. NowThe 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 tightwads How to transform old blue jeans into potholders and quilts Ten painless ways to save $100 this year Picture-framing for pennies A comparison of painting versus re-siding your house Halloween costumes from scrounged materials Thrifty window treatments Ways to dry up dry-cleaning costs Inexpensive gifts Creative fundraisers for kids Slashing your electric bill Frugal fix-its Cutting the cost of college Moving for less Saving on groceries Gift-wrapping for tightwads Furniture-fusion fundamentals Cheap breakfast cereals Avoiding credit card debt Using items you were about to throw away (milk jugs, plastic meat trays, and more!) Recipes galore, from penny-pinching pizza to toaster pastries And much much more . . .


    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9780375752254
    Genre BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Consumer Behavior
    Format Paperback
    Pages 959
    Publisher Date 1999-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Villard Books
    Copyright Year 19990601
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 7.5 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 2.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Promoting Thrift As a Viable Alternative Lifestyle
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Dacyczyn, Amy

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    • Fabulous

      Find something great every time I open the book! Want to just sit and read and read and read.

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    • What the World Needs Now

      If you have been living with champagne tastes and a beer pocketbook, this is the book to turn your life around. Some things are a little over the top, but most of Amy's ideas are really sound. Her "waste not, want not" approach is something I had to learn. This is a sound investment (a great O bargain too) for surviving and coming out ahead no matter what your financial status.

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    • A handy reference

      I originally got this book from the library but realized it was something one should have on the shelf when needed so I ordered from Overstock. Contains many money-saving ideas! Joan

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    • Great!

      ok, not entertaining reading... but CHOCK full of good information and tidbits.... take what you can use and remember the rest for a friend down the line. For the price, this book is a great value.

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    • The Complete Tightwad Gazette

      This is my second copy of this book. Is has so much info and I like it that the author is from Maine. I can releate to alot of the things she is talking about.

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    • Great Book! Bought it for my daughter overseas, since I already have a copy. Quick service and delivery, as well.

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