I never subscribed to her newsletter because I was unaware of it at the time but, I have read her book several times and it will always and forever be in my home library. Amy Dacyczyn from The Tightwad Gazette will forever be my frugal idol. Do I live as tight or as frugal as she does? Not even close. There have been many many ideas from her book that I have adapted into my own life though. She has helped me save a ton of money over the years. It is not about being poor or doing without. It is about stretching your money farther and finding cheaper ways to get what you want. Finding ways to get more out of every buck.
Friday, my DD and I stopped at our local Goodwill store. She wrinkles her nose when I pull in the parking lot and was very embarrassed to see kids from school in the store too. BUT.. she was very happy to come home with 2 pairs of designer jeans for $6 each. Aeropastle and Hollister! Shhhh... please do not tell her friends, you may embarrass her even more.
Enjoy this video I found posted at this blog.
Here is a link to Amy's book. In true frugal style, try your local library before purchasing this book. I have my own copy that I bartered for several years ago.