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The Complete Tightwad Gazette

December 18th, 2011 at 08:41 am

I just finished re-reading this book for the umpeenth time. It was just as good as the first time. I like to reread my financial books every other year or so. Rereading this reinspired me towards watching my money more closely. After awhile you get slack and start doing silly things, letting money fritter away.

One of the main take aways this time was to recreate my price book since I'm buying different food than I used to, plus prices have gone up so much. I used to know what things cost, anymore I'm off by about 25% or more on many things. I don't know what good prices are for some of the things I'm buying now and I need to find out, so I can stock up when I see those good prices.

Out of curiosity I did a search on Amy Dacyczyn and found some interviews I hadn't seen/read. And in one of the interviews she admits she was totally wrong about her take on the internet in her books. One of them shows the farmhouse she bought, it's really nice. Here's the links if anyone else is interested.

[url]http://www.frugalfollies.com/2010/02/where-amy-dacyczyn-went-wrong.html[/url]

[url]http://www.mlive.com/businessreview/annarbor/index.ssf/2009/03/div_classphotoright_smallpaula.html[/url]

[url]http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/05/14/an-interview-with-amy-dacyczyn-the-author-of-the-tightwad-gazette/[/url]

[url]http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNews/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/6771/Default.aspx[/url]

I wonder what she thinks about the show Extreme Couponing, that would be an interesting interview.

I finished reading the library book For Heaven's Eyes Only by Simon R. Green. Sci/Fi - good.

4 Responses to “The Complete Tightwad Gazette”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I've been thinking about rereading Tightwad again lately. I'll have to see if it's in at the library next time I go. What was her take on the internet? I don't remember that.

  2. househopeful Says:

    I was wondering the same thing - what was her take on the internet?

  3. retire@50 Says:

    This was in the 90's back when you had to pay $10/month to get 5 hours of AOL. She basically didn't think computers or the internet were necessary for most people. It was just a 'toy'. She's changed her mind, but then the internet has changed alot since then too.

  4. Laura @ Frugal Follies Says:

    Thanks for the link! That post about Amy Dacyczyn is one of my blog's most popular posts. It seems that lots of people want to know about what she's done since the newsletter ended.

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