Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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  1. Molly
    Molly July 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM .

    Thank you for the reminder of an oldie, but a goodie!

  2. Amy
    Amy February 28, 2014 at 5:54 AM .

    I used to be a subscriber to the Tightwad Gazette, when it was a newsletter, and I LOVED it. Amy made it fun and creative to live on much less. Years later, I found all the books in book remainder sales, and I snatched them up. My kids have picked them up and have read them over the years, and I’m sure those books are part of the reason that my kids live frugally and don’t feel sorry for themselves for doing so!

  3. Jill
    Jill February 25, 2014 at 7:17 AM .

    I just want to put this out for younger folks…I read all of Amy’s books and they are somewhat outdated since they were written before cell phones, social media, and the Internet. But do read them! They really get you thinking about looking at your resources in new ways and they inspire you to continually ask yourself “how can I go about this in a more frugal way”?

    I’ve often wondered what Amy’s doing now….she just seemed to quietly drop out of sight.

  4. lisa lynn
    lisa lynn February 20, 2014 at 5:37 AM .

    Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop 🙂 Hope to see you again today!

  5. Sarah Mueller
    Sarah Mueller February 19, 2014 at 8:43 AM .

    I love this book! I stumbled upon the Tightwad Gazette many years ago at the library and I do think it helped change my thinking and propel me toward frugality. I hadn’t seen that video – can’t wait to check it out once my kids are down for quiet time.

    Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday! I’m featuring you this week. 🙂

  6. Jann Olson
    Jann Olson February 18, 2014 at 9:49 PM .

    I love being frugal even when I don’t have to. Much more fun! thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. yvette
      yvette October 10, 2015 at 12:16 AM .

      It is fun,I come home and add up what I save for fun even at thrift stores

  7. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis February 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    Overconsumption is out of control! Now more than ever it is so important for us to live more frugally and to respect the environment. The values imparted by The TightWad Gazette are so valuable and timeless. I am posting this helpful reminder on my family bulletin board “Make mindful choices about what you buy and how you spend your time!” Thank you so much for sharing valuable post at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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  9. Amber Neal
    Amber Neal February 16, 2014 at 10:45 AM .

    I LOVE the tightwad Gazette! I found it in my local library one evening and it helped change my thinking and way of living. I grew up with parents that were not always super thrifty.They bought brand name everything and both of my parents worked very hard to maintain the ability to be able to go and buy what they wanted. While this worked for them , when I grew up and became a mom it was hard for me to know how to live on a budget. I wanted to stay home and raise my kids, homeschool them, and not have to work outside of the home. I was at a loss on how to do that so I hit the library. The one great thing my parents taught me is if you can read you can do anything. So I read up on being thrifty.So you can imagine my delight at finding the TightWad Gazette! I couldnt put it down! The amount of knowledge that just flowed off the pages was mind blowing to me! I think every teenager should have to learn at least some of the information she teaches you!
    And to answer your question I think learning how to be frugal is part of being rich. To me richness means appreciating what you have and learning what really matters in life. Being frugal just helps me appreciate things and money more. Great post! Thank you for linking this up with us this week for MMM link up party! I am sharing this today on the FB page too becasue I think everyone should learn how to be thrifter!

  10. mary s.
    mary s. February 11, 2014 at 5:02 AM .

    I was one of those subscribers to her newsletter and am proud to say I have everyone of them stored safely. She saved me a lot of money through her tips and suggestions.

  11. Linda
    Linda February 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM .

    I have the Tightwad Gazette books on my shelp, and even have a few of the old newsletters! they were so helpful as a young wife and mother and helped me learn some good, common sense habits that have stayed with me for all these years. The tightwad Gazette is required reading for my daughters as part of their high school curriculum. Thank you for the review, and reminding us of the great resource.

  12. LydiaF
    LydiaF February 10, 2014 at 3:41 PM .

    I remember reading her book ages ago. The section on how she organized her clothes store to dress her children was really helpful when my kids were small. I hope you have fun implementing some of her ideas 🙂

  13. Vickie
    Vickie February 9, 2014 at 3:22 PM .

    I’m not sure if being frugal is more fun than being rich because, well, I’ve never had the opportunity to be rich! 🙂 However, I have had so much fun this past year learning how to blog and reading all the tips, tricks and tutorials about everything from keeping chickens to canning beef! It is such an adventure to me! And yes, I would much rather live frugally than have to go to work every day, unless I really, really liked my job! My sister used to subscribe to the Tightwad Gazette many years ago and I read a few articles here and there. Thanks for letting me know I can read them now in a compilation that I can find at the library! Guess I will have to go down there tomorrow!

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