If You Hate Coupons, This Post Is For You!

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Where the coupons are nowadays in my house. Photo: Marilyn, TFF

As I mention in my new book, Ditch the Coupons, I’m a former coupon-a-holic. I gave workshops on how to coupon, I couponed, I preached couponing, people wrote about how I coupon and I was on tv and radio discussing how I coupon. I did love couponing for a long time. It was a great game to play. Until I became fed up with the whole thing and at the same time lost my source of free coupons (I mean lots and lots of free coupons). Then, I was just a pedestrian couponer, relying on measly coupon offerings online and from the Sunday paper. Continue reading “If You Hate Coupons, This Post Is For You!”

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Do 1 Green Thing to Keep the Green $$: Reduce Waste

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From the cover of Amy Dacyczyn’s The Complete Tightwad Gazette

Amy Dacyczyn saw the relationship between frugality and environmental impacts. (Psst! Here are 10 other ways Amy D. has inspired me) She says in her Tightwad Gazette I, “People tend to think that environmental damage occurs because of sloppy practices of some factory out there. In fact, we consumers create the demand for what the factories produce…One family making a supreme effort entirely without any harm to the environment makes little impact. But the collective effort of the majority of the population to make smaller, seemingly insignificant changes can make a difference.”
Continue reading “Do 1 Green Thing to Keep the Green $$: Reduce Waste”

10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn Inspired Me – Aimee’s Take

tightwad gazetteNot too long after becoming a stay-at-home mom when my second child was born, I discovered this book at the library, a compilation of Amy Dacyczyn’s widely distributed newsletter from the 1990’s called, The Tightwad Gazette. It was nearly 10 years after she stopped writing that I discovered her stuff. Continue reading “10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn Inspired Me – Aimee’s Take”

10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette Inspired Me—Marilyn’s Take

The bible of the frugal movement by Amy Dacyczyn.

We’ve written about Amy Dacyczyn and The Tightwad Gazette before because we can’t stop being so inspired by her! If you didn’t catch our post on the Tightwad Refrigerator, read it here!

Here’s more about how the Mother of Frugality has inspired me:  Continue reading “10 Ways Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette Inspired Me—Marilyn’s Take”

Older Article (+ Newer Video) by Amy Dacyczyn, Tightwad Gazette

The bible of the frugal movement by Amy Dacyczyn.
The bible of the frugal movement by Amy Dacyczyn.

Just love this woman!

Amy Dacyczyn is my hero, my mentor, and here’s a link to an old piece she wrote in 1990 when she still ran her newsletter and published books. (You’ll find a 5-minute video if you scroll down, too.)  Continue reading “Older Article (+ Newer Video) by Amy Dacyczyn, Tightwad Gazette”

A NEW & Unusual Money Quote That Will Get You Thinking…

 

diamond in eggOne of my goals with Two Frugal Fairfielders is to help people who constantly feel they have a lack of money instead feel like they have the tools to feel like they have more than enough! Continue reading “A NEW & Unusual Money Quote That Will Get You Thinking…”