A few years ago, a coworker told me that I was cheap. I told her that I was far from being cheap and that she was confusing my frugality with being cheap. Granted this is a person who chose to buy Christmas presents rather than to pay her mortgage, so I never should've cared of what she thought of me. I learned the hard way not to talk about money with coworkers or friends, for that matter. I choose to do many frugal things in order to afford things that I consider to be important to me. Things like helping my Mom financially, paying for my sons' college education, vacations and things to make my house look presentable and organize. Believe it or not, small sacrifices can make a difference in one's finances and quality of life and it has paid off for our family in a big way. I decided that even though I will never discuss money matters with anyone (other than my fellow SA Bloggers) I will never be ashamed nor care about what people think of my frugality.
Just a thought
April 25th, 2015 at 09:09 am