Living on a Shoestring

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Dell Pub., 1997 - Business & Economics - 349 pages
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The essential book for everyone who has been accused of being "cheap"--and is proud of it--has finally arrived!
Here are the Tightwad Twins, ready to share hundreds of their time (and budget) tested cheap tricks to help readers learn how not to spend money and still make life easier. With over 1000 tips on cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and gift giving, "Living on a Shoestring is an essential bible for everyone looking to stretch their dollar just a little further, with such time-and money-saving tips as:
Vacuuming with a scented softener sheet--the vacuum bag will deodorize while you clean
A coat of nail polish can make old jewelry look new
A blast of hairspray stiffens flies' wings for easier swatting
White-out hides scratches on white appliances

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About the author (1997)

Ann Fox Chodakowski is a retired schoolteacher, a mother and grandmother, and is a survivor in the real world of budgets and bills. She holds a master's degree in education and lives in Brandon, Florida. She thinks she is definitely the smarter twin. Susan Fox Wood holds an associate degree in childhood education and has won many awards for her office organization skills. She is a mother and grandmother, and lives in the twins' hometown of Paducah, Kentucky. She will go to her grave proclaiming that she is the smarter twin. The twins are the authors of Living on a Shoestring, Moms Saving Money and 101 Ways to Save Money. They have appeared on The Maury Povich Show, Crook and Chase, CNN Talkback Live, The 700 Club, and Leeza, among many others. The twins write seasonally for magazines such as Boardroom Magazine and Moneysworth Magazine. Their tips have appeared often in the National Enquirer as well as Family Circle Magazine.

Wood is a homemaker who makes her living helping moms save money. She holds an associate degree and has received several awards on office management and organization.

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