I Am Not Cheap, I'm Thrifty

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 86 People

    A Free Lecture!

    I went to a free lecture tonight by "America's Cheapest Family" authors, Steve and Annette Economides. It was enjoyable and informative, and inspiring. I love their anecdotes about their family. And we were given a free copy of their book, The Money Smart family system. I am...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    Oct 23, 2013

    I Hate

    blowing money on unnecessary things. I'm not cheap but I am a person that shops thrifty. I like nice things as much as anyone else but I won't spend unnecessary money. If I can find it cheaper somewhere else, that's what I'll do.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Sep 20, 2013

    I Have To Be Thrifty

    I have to be thrifty in order to survive. Part of the reason is that I was made redundant about 3 years ago. My state benefit covers only the bills and some basic food. So I can't just go and buy something because I like it. Even if it's something I need, I have to either go...
    laserena laserena
    41-45, F
    Sep 20, 2013

    People look at me, and think I'm materialistic.

    "People who have a lot of things are bad." "I've never seen you wear the same outfit, twice." Well, honey, if you saved like I did, you'd have a lot of things, too. 350 dollars for renting a shared room plus utilities and internet. 10-20 a week on groceries and eating twice a...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    Jul 7, 2015
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