I was first introduced to the concept of frugality, like so many others, by the Tightwad Gazette. I found the books just when the newsletter was stopped, but the books were enough!
One of the things I remember the most was a mock quiz about watching movies. Amy asked which you would do: watch the latest blockbuster in the movie theater with a full tub of popcorn the week of its release, rent it 6 months later on DVD, watch it 9 months later on cable or wait until it was broadcast for free on the local station, commercials and all, two years later.
I remember feeling so frugal because I opted for the option of renting! “Only $3;” I said to myself! But now I’ve changed my answer… or at least modified it slightly.
Today I’d chose: wait until it comes out on free TV. Then fall asleep halfway through!
What would you choose?