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Tightwaddery Schedule


 Week  Topic  Reading  Viewing  Listening  Doing  Other Info
 1  Introduction

 
 2  Simple pleasures Each class member should bring a short poem or other piece of writing to share. Class to be held at Foster Lake
 3  Yard Sales
 Thrift stores
 Haggling
Check out yard sales in Almond on Sat. Sept 10
Go to the Op Shop on Tues. Sept 13
Show and tell about bargains in class

 
 4  Philosophical foundations of tightwaddery The principal doctrines of Epicurus
Epicurus' letter to Menoeceus
DS Hutchison, Introduction to Epicurus
Thoreau, "Economy"  (from Walden)
 
 5  Critique of capitalism: advertising Sut Jhally, Advertising at the edge of the apocolypse

Jhally & Twitchell discuss advertising

 
 6  Roger and Me (film)  The Mountain Man and the Surgeon (Economist article)

 
 7  Critique of capitalism: consumerism Juliet Schor, Learning Diderot's Lesson

Monbiot, What do we really want?

 
 8 


NO CLASS    
 9                Personal finance 101William Bernstein, If I Can: How millennials can get rich slowly 

Saving and Investment- Basic advice (government booklet)

"Maxed out--the psychology of credit card debt" (short article)

Huffington Post feature on student debt

Kiplinger article on Roth IRAs

My ten basic rules of personal finance

 
 10 Getting the best deal online


 11 Cutting costs on haircuts
+ Book reviews
How to cut a boy's hair

How to cut a girl's hair

Cutting hair-basic scissor & comb technique

Compound interest calculator

Photos of the haircutting class

Daniel
Tyler
 12 Tightwaddery and health issues
 + Book reviews
Craig Lambert, "The way we eat now" Leanne
AJ
Caralee
Juliann
 13  Tightwaddery and the environment
 + Book reviews
 
Ecological footprint quiz
Roxanne
Sam
Pattilyn
Claire
Julia
 14


 A cheap holiday season
+ Book reviews

 Corine
 Patrick

Emily
Brooke

 15         Class banquet

 Each class member will submit a tightwad recipe ahead of time for a souvenir class recipe book, and prepare the dish for the banquet.
Josh  Hannah

End of term essays


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