Well…not really. But that is what they called Amy Dacyzyn, author of The Tightwad Gazette books and newsletters.
I have been called thrifty, and I fully admit to calling myself cheap. I love to see how much money I can refrain from paying out on things, and I have decided that there are relatively few things that I need to pay full price for. I do have a wish list, and I am hoping that, once I have saved enough to purchase each item separately, I can actually get them on sale. Here is my wish list:
- A click-n-clack sofa, chair and ottoman. Why? Because they serve multiple purposes: Living room furniture for one. Then the sofa and chair fold down, the sofa sleeping two and the chair and ottoman together sleeping one. Plus, there is storage space for guest blankets and pillow…Plus, my furniture is incredibly old and in very bad shape.
- A new mattress set for me.
- One of the new HD televisions and something to place it on.
- A laptop – This will likely be a refurbished one.
- A small table with two chairs for my tiny kitchen. This will be more comfortable than the two stools that we have at the counter.
- A smaller slow cooker.
- Until I can get the new television, I would like a decent antenna so that I can watch more than two channels.
What does your wish list look like? Obviously, it will take a long time for me to acquire mine.