CHEAP OR FRUGAL?

June 22, 2018


Even though they're really closely related, there's a WORLD of difference between being cheap....and being frugal.

Cheap is bad.  Frugal is admirable. 

A new survey asked people if a bunch of different things you can do to save money fall on the cheap side of the line, or the frugal side.  Here are the results:


1.  Not leaving a tip . . . CHEAP.
2.  Buying generic groceries or electronics . . . FRUGAL.
3.  Carefully tracking how much electricity you're using . . . FRUGAL.
4.  Reusing tea bags or coffee filters . . . CHEAP.
5.  Calculating your portion of a group dinner bill to the cent . . . CHEAP.
6.  Diluting your hand soap with water so it'll last longer . . . CHEAP.
7.  Using deals or coupons for everything you buy . . . FRUGAL.
8.  Always tipping 15%, regardless of how good the service was . . . CHEAP.
9.  Re-gifting . . . CHEAP.
10.  Only drinking at home, never at a bar or restaurant . . . FRUGAL. 


So.....are you cheap...or frugal?



(PR Newswire)