Frugal living is fun! Making things last, saving the planet, saving your money - it's a win-win!
This one of my favorite books of all time: The Complete Tightwad Gazetteby Amy Dacyczyn(pronounced 'decision').
In March of 1991 I first read about Amy. She and her family were featured on the cover of Parade Magazine. At the time she had only a hard copy newsletter. I subscribed and was amazed at the quality of the articles. Amy is a serious tightwad, but she is also very fun and has a very lighthearted style of writing. She doesn't expect that everyone will be as "extreme" as she is, but she follows her mission very seriously and encourages folks to come along for the ride at whatever level of commitment they choose.
Eventually her popularity grew and the newsletter archives became her first book. There were two more books and then this compilation.
Amy met her financial goals and dropped out of the public arena. There has been nothing new from her for many years, but I assume she is still enjoying her large family and her home in the woods.
She has inspired many to look at frugality in a new way. Not as a restriction, but as freedom. You will not be sorry to have The Complete Tightwad Gazette in your library. It is a classic.
Let me know if you're an Amy fan and/or your success with frugal living.