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The Truth About Cheap People and Frugal People

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Pinching Pennies….cheap or frugal? Photo: Morguefile.com

There are so many valuable and read-worthy threads on Reddit’s Frugal Living forums about being frugal vs cheap. Well, there is also a thread called Frugal Jerks, and the content there precisely highlights the fact that people are ignorant about the differences between frugal and cheap…but I won’t give you that link, lol!  Continue reading “The Truth About Cheap People and Frugal People”

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Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?

Guilt: a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense, crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined. 

Aimee and I are known around town a bit for our frugal lifestyle, so we got to talking about how people react around us when we are behaving somewhat frugally. Sometimes, there’s a shroud of guilt that comes over people when they sense our presence!  Continue reading “Are We Trying to Guilt People into Frugality?”

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Attention Frugal Parents! Read this Daily Finance Post

Frugal Parents are Smart Parents!!

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Much to my daughter’s credit, she took great care of keeping her hamster’s cage clean. I will admit I was doing the work the first couple of months she had the hamster, but soon I realized how wrong that was! She learned how to do everything herself. I was genuinely proud of her for taking on 100% of the responsibility once I stopped trying to take over her chore.

Take a look at this post from the Daily Finance site. Read through this short article called “Eight Things Smart Parents Shouldn’t Buy for Their Kids.” Continue reading “Attention Frugal Parents! Read this Daily Finance Post”

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Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio

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Adjusting the mike before the show.
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co-host Bonnie Levison (left), me in the middle, and co-host Kim Berns (right) after my Anything Goes spot.

I had a blast on the radio yesterday with Kim Berns and Bonnie Levison on their WGCH AM afternoon-drive show, “Anything Goes.”

They are extremely smart, sharp women who had loads of great questions. We talked about upper middle class, millionaires, frugality and couponing–all in one breath!  Continue reading “Discussing Millionaires, Whole Foods, Couponing and Frugality on the Radio”

The Dilemma of Finding a Gem at Goodwill: Keep It or Sell It? (A Kate Spade Purse…)

kate spade purseBy pure accident, I found a beautiful mint condition vintage Kate Spade satin purse just staring me in the face while I was zooming around Goodwill last week. Continue reading “The Dilemma of Finding a Gem at Goodwill: Keep It or Sell It? (A Kate Spade Purse…)”