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Being Frugal

March 24th, 2021 at 08:23 pm

A few weeks ago I happened upon 3 books at a thrift store for 50 cents each: "The Tightwad Gazette," and the next two volumes. So, for the sum of $1.50 and tax, I had all three books. Normally I get books from the library, but our library has been getting rid of older books (I'm not happy about it either), so they do not have these books. 

I just finished reading them. Yes, I realize they were set in the 1990s, but some things still ring true. I honestly think a lot of the things we discuss here on SA would make Amy proud. 

One thing she mentioned was although when things were no longer tight as far as money, she continued being frugal because it was so ingrained in her lifestyle. I think for most of us, we would say the same. 

Now that I have finished them, I plan to donate them to a thrift store and hope someone else can get some good from them. I think for less than $2, I derived a lot of pleasure of learning some new things and having some things validated.


5 Responses to “Being Frugal”

  1. Wink Says:

    Love the Tightwad Gazette! I think I will always be frugal.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    A really frugal person would get it at the library :P

  3. rob62521 Says:

    LivingAlmostLarge, I would have gotten them at the library, but our library does not have them. I checked. I mentioned it in my post that our library seems to be getting rid of older books even classics.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I meant to edit this. I noticed that too about the library but they are replacing it with newer editions I've noticed.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    The Tightwad Gazette was the very beginning of my frugal journey. For the first time I believed I could get out of debt, and I did it.

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