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The Complete Tightwad Gazette

Promoting Thrift As A Viable Alternative Lifestyle

By Amy 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 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 . . .

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Book

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  • 640.42 Dac, Nonfiction

ISBN

0375752250


Format: Book
Author: Dacyczyn, Amy
Title: The complete Tightwad gazette : promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle / Amy Dacyczyn, a.k.a. The Frugal Zealot.
Publisher Date: New York : Villard Books, c1998.
Subject: Consumer education -- United States Finance, Personal -- United States
Isbn: 0375752250
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 640.42 Dac
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Bib Id: 52081

Format: Book
Author: Dacyczyn, Amy
Title: The complete Tightwad gazette : promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle / Amy Dacyczyn, a.k.a. The Frugal Zealot.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Villard Books, c1998.
Description: xv, 959 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Consumer education -- United States
Subjects: Finance, Personal -- United States
Notes: Originally published in three separate volumes under the titles: The Tightwad gazette, The Tightwad gazette II, The Tightwad gazette III.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 98039515
ISBN: 0375752250
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 640.42 Dac