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  • LivingAlmostLarge
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
    I don't know if I mentioned this earlier in the thread but Amy actually published a few of my suggestions in the newsletter. I was very excited when that happened.
    what were your suggestions!

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by Tightwad Kitty View Post

    That's great, I wonder if we can find them.

    I'm trying to do this out of interest as a lot of modern tech now days.
    That we need to think about and include, a lot has changed and no longer apply in this modern times then you have 'climate charge' to take into mix as well.
    I'm not sure if I still have the newsletters or if I just saved the book. I know she used one of my tips when she did an article about traveling to Disney World. I don't remember what else she might have used. I think there was at least one other thing.

    Even at the time, I thought a lot of her ideas were a bit extreme (dryer lint paper mache comes to mind) but I liked her overall approach to really being mindful of everything you do and trying to see if there was a way to do it cheaper, be less wasteful, etc. To this day, we still tear our dryer sheets in 1/2 or 1/3, for example.

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  • Tightwad Kitty
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
    I don't know if I mentioned this earlier in the thread but Amy actually published a few of my suggestions in the newsletter. I was very excited when that happened.
    That's great, I wonder if we can find them.

    I'm trying to do this out of interest as a lot of modern tech now days.
    That we need to think about and include, a lot has changed and no longer apply in this modern times then you have 'climate change' to take into mix as well.
    Last edited by Tightwad Kitty; 02-27-2021, 09:24 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • disneysteve
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    I don't know if I mentioned this earlier in the thread but Amy actually published a few of my suggestions in the newsletter. I was very excited when that happened.

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  • GoodLiving
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    I still have some of the original newsletters and all three books. It was so useful to me when I was trying to live within our means but the means were slim.

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by Tightwad Kitty View Post
    REF - Rereading The Tightwads Gazette

    Well it's years since I have been on this thread, I have started again to read this book all 960 pages of it.

    I hope to review it in the NOW. As it's 30 years has gone by since the first gazette was posted.

    With Covid 19 around and many people not working around the world, some of Amy's Wisdom is needed now!

    So if you still own a copy or can get your hands on a copy to read a long with me. Thank will great.

    Wow. I haven’t touched the book or newsletters for years but I think of them often. Maybe I’ll pull it out and take a look.

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  • Tightwad Kitty
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    REF - Rereading The Tightwads Gazette

    Well it's years since I have been on this thread, I have started again to read this book all 960 pages of it.

    I hope to review it in the NOW. As it's 30 years has gone by since the first gazette was posted.

    With Covid 19 around and many people not working around the world, some of Amy's Wisdom is needed now!

    So if you still own a copy or can get your hands on a copy to read a long with me. Thank will great.

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  • Tightwad Kitty
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    I must get back to reading my book and starting again as it's a long while since I have been back on this forum.

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  • Paw Printer
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    Milk Powder

    Hi All,
    We have been using milk powder for many years. If you make it up the night before and leave in fridge it tastes better.
    Also for swapping full fat for skin milk powder, add a small pinch of salt enhances the taste.
    Son is section manger of the factory here in Tasmania who makes the dry milk powder.

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  • Aleta
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    lrjohnson: It would be great seeing how your life has changed as a homeowner compared to how you looked at renting. Glad that you were able to get a good deal on a home. YES, I can read a book and come back 10, 20, or 30 years later and gleam different insights from the same book.

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  • lrjohnson
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    Hey there Aleta, nice to see you. Yes, it has been a long time. Still a civil servant on the North Coast. Bought a house; the right house, at the right time. That was part of why re-reading Amy Dacyzyn seemed like a good idea; I'd be looking at some articles with a different eye. I was caulking the other day in the bathroom-not something renter me would have done. Might blog again; still love the sense of freedom and fulfillment that frugality can bring.

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  • Aleta
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    How are you lrjohnson? It's been a long time. Miss your blog.

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  • lrjohnson
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    It's a great book. Sure.

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  • Tightwad Kitty
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    Starting again

    Itís time for me to start reading this volume again.


    Anyone would like to join me?

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  • Tightwad Kitty
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    Christmas

    A good article to read this time is ĎGift Giving Through the Agesí Vol 1 p141 (CTG)

    This is article is about Christmas History of gift giving. So why canít we go back to roots of Christmas gift giving or has commercialism got to the point that we can never go back to pre 1900 ideals, without being called a scrooge or cheapskate or tightwad. For a family to spend most of the year paying off for past Christmases spending then starting again come November/ December are FOOLS.

    Itís time to take out the commercialism of Christmas and give in a more frugal saving ways.

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