Saving Money with the Tightwad Twins

Saving Money with the Tightwad Twins

More Than 1,000 Practical Tips for Women on a Budget...Plus 5 Really Big Tips That Can Change Your Financial Lif

By Ann Fox-Chodakowski; Susan Fox (Joint Author); Charlotte Fox Messmer

Health Communications, Paperback, 9780757301056, 191pp.

Publication Date: August 2003


While other books give advice about money markets and outwitting the stock market, "Saving Money with the Tightwad Twins "gives advice to the struggling woman on a really, really tight budget. She is the forgotten woman of "little time and no dime." She may be single, married, a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, but whoever she is, she is looking for easy ways to organize her life and save money.

In this no-nonsense book by identical twin sisters Ann Fox Chodakowski and Susan Fox Wood, the Tightwad Twins, women will learn how to reduce or eliminate bills and manage and organize their homes. This "common cents"knowledge will revolutionize the way women look at money; for instance nearly everything can be recycled: Make a coffee table from an old window, door or board. Add bricks or flowerpots for legs. Cut a slit in the shape of an X in an empty prescription bottle for a traveling toothbrush holder. Use soda-pop can tabs for picture hangers. Glue to the back of picture frame with just the top of the clip showing so as to nail easily to the wall. A candle placed in a cheese or vegetable grater looks fabulous at night. Tie the top with a red ribbon to make it even more festive.

The tighwad twins also timesaving forms, quick-and-easy recipes for no-fuss, cheap meals, and lists of organizations that give away freebies. In no time at all, readers will reap the benefits of thriftiness and find time to enjoy their newfound financial freedom.

"These twins really know their stuff " - Maury Povich

"The twins are masters at saving money." - The National Enquirer

"These twins do a great job: humorous, but insightful on ways to save money and reuse everything " -Crook and Chase

About the Author
Fox-Chodakowski is a homemaker who makes a living helping moms save money. She has a MA in Education and taught school for 15 years.

Fox holds an associate degree as well as many other awards celebrating her gift of organization.

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.