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One of the things I have come across in my life that has been a real influence was the Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn.

It was mentioned in this thread:  https://permies.com/t/141474/kitchen/Save-Money-Groceries#1109984

Amy made a big impression on me as a young homemaker.






Here are 10 tips and more information about Amy:

https://www.mydollarplan.com/10-frugal-tips-from-the-tightwad-gazette/

She even has a Fan Club:  https://www.facebook.com/TightwadGazetteFanClub/





Does anyone want to share some tips?

Here are some threads on saving money:


https://permies.com/t/141474/kitchen/Save-Money-Groceries

https://permies.com/t/139164/kitchen/Ground-Meat-Recipes

https://permies.com/t/58881/leftover-pickle-juice

https://permies.com/t/53212/Free-frugal-soup

https://permies.com/t/40/138199/Depression-Era-Cooking-Tricks

https://permies.com/t/48146/Healthy-Home-Cooking-dollar-plate

 
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I have her book.
She has some good ideas.
I've had it quite awhile, so I don't know if it's still in print.
It's a good read if you can find a copy.
 
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One of the great things about the Tightwad Gazette books, back in the day, was that you could wave them at snooty people and say "See, I'm NOT crazy" -- she's been on TV and everything!
 
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The books are out of print, but can sometimes be found cheaply. I got all three books (huge paperbacks) for £10 including postage! Plenty of the info is now dated, but much of it is still helpful.
 
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I agree, the information is dated. It's the little mini-essays celebrating the philosophy of thrift, frugal living, and wise money management that are timeless -- and delightfully well written.

It's curious to track these same ideas as they keep percolating up through the excess. And not only the ancients of a hundred or a thousand years ago. Charles Long, Ernie Zelinski, and the "Your Money Or Your Life" folks. And online, Pete Adeney (a.k.a. MrMoneyMustache.com) et al.  

Actually, it would be cool to see/hear Paul Wheaton and Pete Adeney shooting the sh-- and comparing notes over a couple of top-shelf pints. There is so much crossover it's insane, and yet their approaches are completely different. And they're both software engineers, hacking The System. Hmmm...
 
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