Frugal or Stingy? Which are You?

@kokopelli (4842)
United States
December 2, 2006 3:18pm CST
Ok guys, no one-worder or one-liner replies please. Debts and financial problems had been in a lot of discussions here, maybe ideas and sharing on being frugal or stingy would help.
5 responses
• United States
2 Dec 06
I consider myself to be frugal. I love saving money and I love getting things for deals! I think it makes whatever it is Im buying even better when Im getting a deal on it :]
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
2 Dec 06
me too, i look for what's on sale and use coupons. i love rebates too :)
• United States
2 Dec 06
rebates and coupons are my friends haha Ive taken so many coupons to the store before that they actually have to give ME back $26 dollars because I saved so much money :] Ive done it twice where they had to pay me back. the first time the guy looked confused called his manager over and said DAMN didnt know it was possible! I was so happy!
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
2 Dec 06
LOL! i guess we're on our way to being rich! :P
• United States
10 Dec 06
Well I wouldn't say I'm stingy, but I certainly don't just give my money away. I won't spend more for anything than I have to, and I do research my purchases. Once I decide (based on my research) on a fair price for something, I look for the item at or near that price, and happily make the trade (money for item). Since stingy means "spending reluctantly," I would say that I don't qualify since I have no problem parting with my money if I see value in the trade.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
11 Dec 06
right, i feel the same, no prob if i feel i'm paying for what's worth my money.
• United States
5 Dec 06
I'm frugal. Anyone on a budget have to be frugal. Making a dollar stretch is not always easy. Every penny counts. Being frugal is not alway a regular mentality but is at times necessary.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
6 Dec 06
i can definitely relate to that.
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
I just love shopping. I spend hours searching for the bargains and I buy things I don't need, then when I tire of them I give them away for free. I guess I'm just a waster.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
6 Dec 06
i wish i'm one of your close friends to whom you can throw away all those 'waste', hehe.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Unfortunately, I'm not either. I would give everything I have to others if it wasn't for my level-headed husband. I wish I could have lots of money so that I could help people everywhere. That would be the best thing in the world for me. I've never cared much about money. I was raised by a mother who lived and breathed money, and she's still that way. I would never want to be like her and care so much about something that really doesn't matter.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
2 Dec 06
that's usually how well-provided people feels. good for you, and good you got a husband to balance your give-it-all urge :)