Maybe some of you remember who was frugal before frugal was cool. I sure do, because we received all of her newsletters and bought her "Tightwad Gazette" books when they came out. Our three kids were very little at the time and we really put a lot of her money saving techniques to great use. I felt her ideas were so important that I never threw away the newsletters. In fact, I pulled them out recently and read them all over again.
Amy Dacycyzn is the author of the "Tightwad Gazette" and has inspired thousands of people over the years to get creative and enjoy the simple life. This is not a lifestyle for hard times but all the time. I think it's likely that following her writing back then probably had something to do with our affinity for garage sales and creative ways of saving money.
Whether you've followed Amy before or not, take a look at this video interview from 2009 to get an idea of what she's all about:
Thank you, Amy!