Money Quote for Monday: Amy Dacyczyn on Why She Chose to Live a Frugal Life

Anyone who has followed TFF knows Amy Dacyczyn’s work has had a huge influence on my life. I am honored to share some of her wisdom in this post. One of my absolute favorite (and obscure) quotes of Amy’s is this, and I’ll explain why below:  Continue reading “Money Quote for Monday: Amy Dacyczyn on Why She Chose to Live a Frugal Life”

The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson 13: When Money is Tight, Get Creative in the Kitchen

The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson 13: When Money is Tight, Get Creative in the Kitchen

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Soup is a great item to make during those lean times. Use tomato sauce as your base and just find anything else you have in your freezer, mix together, and you have a unique, homemade dinner.

This is a basic lesson I learned years and years ago from The Tightwad Gazette. It was one of author Amy Dacyczyn’s basic tenets in her life. Instead of getting anxious when your bank account is lean, get creative. Continue reading “The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson 13: When Money is Tight, Get Creative in the Kitchen”

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5 Top Things I Learned About Frugality from Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette

The only things more dog-eared than my coupon envelopes are my Tightwad Gazettes I and II. There are so many pearls of wisdom on every page that each reading experience offers new insights and ideas. Amy Dacyczyn’s (pronounced ‘decision’) ideology has absolutely shaped our family’s life. Long ago when my husband read the Tightwad Gazette’s first book and wanted me to read it, I scoffed at the book–I worked in New York City at the time and my mind was a bit warped as I was exposed to great wealth…I was just not interested in frugality. Somewhere between leaving the working world of New York City and becoming a mom, I learned to love the Tightwad GazettesContinue reading “5 Top Things I Learned About Frugality from Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette”

Amy Dacyczyn, Tightwad Gazette’s Author–A New Interview for 2010

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I just wanted to share a wonderful and new interview with Amy Dacyczyn (author of The Tightwad Gazette trio of books)  that I just found on the Internet under a blog called Savvy Housekeeping. I just adore Amy and am still a huge fan.  

Enjoy!  

Here is the link:  

http://www.savvyhousekeeping.com/interview-with-amy-dacyczyn/