The Complete Tightwad Gazette

Telling you how to save money is like telling you how to lose weight. Everybody knows how to lose weight. You need to eat fewer calories than your body uses. To save money you need to spend fewer dollars than you earn. In both cases you need to adjust your rate of consumption to your rate of work.

The ‘Don’t save more, earn more’ philosophy is a very one sided approach. And it has one big flaw. Nearly everyone that earns more automatically spends more. For this reason, regardless of their incomes, many families seem to have exactly enough to get by. 

When I learned that walking a mile burned up the same amount of calories as in an apple, I wondered how many miles I would have to run to burn the calories in a candy bar. It made more sense to give up the candy bar.

Most Americans are running to burn up the candy bars. They are running out of the house, running to daycare, running on the job… So they can afford candy bars and Nintendo games, meals at McDonalds and designer sneakers. 

Excerpt out of ‘The Complete Tightwad Gazette’. A book I purchased 6 odd years ago. Now I remember why I loved it. Gives me a good kick up the backside & much needed motivation ✌️


One thought on “The Complete Tightwad Gazette

  1. I love the Tightwad Gazette! So many great tips and inspiration to get your mind going on how to use what you already have instead of running out and buying everything you might possibly need.

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