I've been watching Living on a Dime's YouTube channel lately and really like Tawra's Mom, Jill Cooper.
Jill comes across to me as someone who has been where I have been. She has been there and knows what it is like to live on a small income.
Because of that I decided I wanted to read her book titled, Penny Pinching Mama ~ 500 Ways I Lived on $500 a Month.
I enjoyed reading the book although I found it more like a list of tips rather than a book like the Tightwad Gazette where there is so much information to be gleaned.
Some things I made note of are the following...
One statement she makes in her book is that they drank nothing but water. She says they did have juice sometimes, but she limited them to one serving per day.
While my main beverage most days is water we also have other drinks. In my opinion limiting ourselves to water only would be too extreme and there would be some complaints.
We serve not only water here, but also milk, chocolate milk, juice (usually, but not always), koolaid, lemonade, iced tea, herbal tea, and sometimes when I find it one sale or a good deal we even have pop or Powerade.
While I applaud Jill for being so disciplined, I want my family members to be happy and denying them any drinks other than water would make for some unhappy people here, so we compromise on this issue. :)
One of Jill's really good tips is about wasting a little as possible. She rarely bought garbage bags or paper towels and when she did they lasted a very long time.
I'm glad I read this book, but it was not a keeper for me like the Tightwad Gazette was. I will never get rid of my copies of the Tightwad Gazette, including the newsletters.
If you want to read Jill's book, I would check and see if your local library has it to borrow.