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Tightwad: A Girl's Guide to Living on Less

OH.MAH.GAH. People! Last year I got a nice little sandwich baggie with a zipper, filled it with water, put my one credit card in there, zipped it closed and threw it in my freezer. AND KEPT IT THERE. What's the payoff? Not worrying about credit card bills, interest, guilt, and debt, and no more sleepless nights tossing and turning about insufficient funds. I'm not saying I don't worry about money, because I do - but that financial emancipation from that little piece of plastic convenience is so worth not having the nicest bag or the latest sunglasses (or some overpriced dinner that was way too many calories anyway!).

This blog is about being more, not having more. Being more self-sufficient, more satisfied with less, more about people and less about things. Join me on my journey to saving my hard-earned dollars and still having the life I want. Welcome! This blog isn't about being cheap. This blog is for practical people who are looking for ways to streamline their lives and become richer in more ways than just a bank balance.

I aim to provide a daily budget-boosting tip with the following English proverb in mind: 'Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.' The added benefit to this orgy of penny-pinching is that these measures typically pay off in helping to protect our planet.