Have you ever been considered a cheap skate when it comes to spending money?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
January 11, 2009 8:18pm CST
Well most of us try to be frugal about spending our money, espcailly in this financial crunch that were living in, but theres a fine line between being frugal and being just plain cheap, lol I think I'm just a little frugal in my spending, but I dont think I'm a cheap skate, but I have had my cheap skate moments lol, but for the most part I think I'm just being frugal, how about you have you ever been considered a cheap skate or are you just a person who likes to spend frugally?
5 responses
@JanMags (726)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
i was a 100% certified cheapskate until i met my husband who taught me that it's all right to spend for high quality meals and items. sometimes though, the shadow of my former self keeps on popping out. i can't help it. i get worried when money rushes out faster than it should. i want to keep on saving to help ensure a good future for my family
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Well definatlly understand how you feel when it comes to spending money but Iv learned that its ok to splurge sometimes too.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I don't know how I would be considered because I spend money based on how much money I have. I don't have any so I don't spend any, unless I have to.
@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Jan 09
Hi ya apples99 I think you are very right when you say that there is a very thin line between being frugle and a cheap skate that's for sure and I think people have their own opinions on the difference too. My husband used to say that I was a miser but then he wasn't the one responsible for trying to make ends meet, pay the bills and keep food in the cupboards!! Hopefully it will soon be on paper that he is my ex!!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Jan 09
I've never been cheap or really very frugal either. But I am very careful how I spend and on what and that saves me a lot of money.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 09
I have never been told that I am a cheap skate when it comes to spending money. Maybe other people talk about it behind my back but if thwy do it does not bother me. Whenever I have extra money I do not mind buying a more expensive item. Quality items usually last longer. In the long run it is cheaper to buy one quality item which can last five years compared to a cheap item which lasts three months. At home I have both cheap and relatively expensive items. To me living frugally means trying to be smart in shopping, so that in the long run I will not actually be spending more money. all the best, rosdimy