Vicarious thrift

I've spent most of today curled up with Amy Dacyczyn's The Complete Tightwad Gazette: Promoting Thrift as a Viable Alternative Lifestyle*. I was too young to be aware of Ms. Dacyczyn's Tightwad Gazette when it was first published in newsletter form (1990 to 1996), but a recent online rec introduced me to this compilation version: 900-odd pages' worth of money-saving tips from people who stretch a dollar 'til it screams for mercy. I haven't found all (or even half) of the tips useful, but reading about economy is the first step to actually practicing it, right**?

*And, yes, I checked it out from the library.

**Apart from my addiction(s) to junk food, comic books, and expensive cups of tea, I'm actually a big fan of the whole frugality movement.
Posted by: Julianka


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