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The Complete Tightwad GazetteAmy Dacyczyn
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 tightwadsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ How to transform old blue jeans into potholders and quiltsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Ten painless ways to save $100 this yearÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Picture-framing for penniesÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ A comparison of painting versus re-siding your houseÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Halloween costumes from scrounged materialsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Thrifty window treatmentsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Ways to dry up dry-cleaning costsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Inexpensive giftsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Creative fundraisers for kidsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Slashing your electric billÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Frugal fix-itsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Cutting the cost of collegeÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Moving for lessÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Saving on groceriesÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Gift-wrapping for tightwadsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Furniture-fusion fundamentalsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Cheap breakfast cerealsÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Avoiding credit card debtÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Using items you were about to throw away (milk jugs, plastic meat trays, and more!)ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ Recipes galore, from penny-pinching pizza to toaster pastriesÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¸ And much much more . . .
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