Friday, January 21, 2011

Frugal Friday

I started on my frugal quest way back in 1990.  I saw an article in our local paper about a woman named Amy Dacyczyn  who was starting a newsletter called "The Tightwad Gazette" I was one of her first subscribers and continued to get her home produced, low tech newsletter until she ceased publication in. December 1996.

I miss those newsletters. Amy wasn't one of the crazy loon proponent's of frugality. Her ideas and methods were time tested and reeked of common sense. I still have most of those old issues in a binder and I look through them every once and again-- I recognize favorite articles and tips with an almost nostalgic feeling. Her newsletter stopped publication right before the Web boom, before cell phones were commonplace, and before finding kindred spirits, no matter how obscure your interest, was made easy by the Internet.

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