The U.S. economy, alas, still sucks. Unemployment rates are not going down.
The recession, like an unwanted guest, is still lurking, apparently determined to stick around for a while.
Most of us have had to change our ways, cut back and live more frugally. And we must continue to nurture our inner cheapskate and spend less on a daily basis.
So I’m Lyndall Hobbs, the Tightwad Tipster, and I’m here to help you all trim your spending even more.
I’m a veteran TV reporter who’s worked on both sides of The Pond. Been up … been down … been around, but through it all I’ve managed to keep things stylish — ridiculously cheap and cheerful!
That’s me in the photo above, with my daughter Lola, another bargain hunter. (Read more about Lyndall.)
A few years ago, I noticed that friends were proudly exchanging tightwad tips. I decided to make it my mission to collect those cheapskate ideas and seek out others.
I’m making recession-busting videos (see bottom of page), and writing about what I’ve learned here on TightwadTipster.com
Embarrassed by living a mark-down lifestyle? Guess what. Even rich folk and highly paid celebrities, fashion editors, directors and writers have embraced this new downsized way of life. Everyone has something to offer.
Living here in Los Angeles, I’ve become friends with quite a few celebrities, and some of them are good enough to help out on this cost-cutting mission. You’ll see them in my Tightwad Tips videos and read about them here on the site.
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I’m also working Twitter, of course, putting up great money-saving ideas as I get them.