I'm not charmed by cheap people. Not even a little bit.
Living below your means generates wealth. One could learn a lot from a cheapskate.
One person's cheap is another one's thrifty.
They will be laughing their butts off when your broke and they still have their money.
I actually feel sorry for them to not really understand what it feels like to be generous to others.
Lets define "cheap" U mean Skinflints? perhaps they're low on moneY,u mean cheap jokes that are damaging to others...block 'em. what kind of cheap.
Got it..... You mean the misers. .. like Scrooge (Charles Dickins.) Well they are pretty disgusting aren't they and thats one of the ways to get rich. They are miserable, unhappy A**l compulsives , who don't even have the wit to enjoy their own money. However when they die, they prolly have give it to charity, altho they had no personal ( feelings)charity of their own.They aren't happyJade. I've known a few, and they cant and don't collect happyness.
They drive you nuts? Look at the bright side, you haven't got far to go. Personally I think your already there. The two have nothing in common, depending on your point of view, I'm "Cheap", and proud of it. But I defy anyone to call me 'greedy', I have never taken anything from anyone and I will share whatever I have with anyone I know ( and on occasion with people I don't know ). I know for a fact, I'm much more generous with what I have than many with much, much more.
So why r u responding in a defensive manner.? Puzzled
Although cheapness and greediness often go hand-in-hand, I can't say it's always true that all cheap people are greedy. I have a sister who is cheap and greedy, and I have a son-in-law who is cheap but not greedy (at least I'm not aware of any greedy tendencies). But the common trait they share is definitely selfishness. Being cheap or greedy are both unattractive qualities. Being both is lethally ugly. As we have gotten older and I've observed how my sister has behaved when money situations have arisen, her cheapness and greed have turned me off so much that I regularly feel repulsed by her and don't want to have a relationship. She asked me years ago to honestly tell her if there was anything about her that I felt she needed to change. My answer was that she appeared to care about money too much. Her response was vehement denial. So I've kept my mouth shut on the topic since then. But her extreme cheapness, greediness and selfishness have created a serious breach in my heart toward her that I don't think can be surmounted at this point. Sad. I know I'm far from perfect and have tried not to judge her (or anyone) for their shortcomings, but she's too much.
As far as my cheapskate son-in-law, I hate that quality about him but he has a good heart and doesn't know any better. So I still love him in spite of it.
One more thought. I don't think "frugal" and "cheap" are synonymous. Rather, being careful in one's spending habits and living within one's means is just plain sensible. But I think it's better to err on the side of being overly generous than overly frugal. Life is just happier that way.