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Old 06-24-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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LOL - I bought a brand new Blazer 5 speed as everyone considered my previous car a free for all borrower.
Why not just tell people that they can't use your car?
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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Why not just tell people that they can't use your car?
Within some groups that can lead to major tension.
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:35 PM
 
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My brother in law is cheap! He is always borrowing things and never returns them, tools, my parents van, their house in FL, anything he does and where he goes the only favor he will do for you is if he can benefit from it is some way and always bragging about the deal he got. I loan anything but if you need it more than twice, get your own.

My girl's nephew will not pay for parking so when we take him to dinner he will always be a half hour or more looking for a free spot. He is 21 in college and complaining how he cant get a girlfriend, probably because he is so cheap.

I go out to a happy hour for a night out and to a place with a parking lot to keep it reasonable to me that's just being frugal. Once in awhile we go to the city or get a nice dinner to live a little, just don't over do it.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:29 PM
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Yes. I consider myself to be frugal. However, I can be cheap from time to time. It depends.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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im frugal but i splurge on gifts for my friends.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:14 AM
 
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Everyone has their own particular definitions of "frugal" vs "cheap." I consider frugal getting the best quality I can for the price point I'm willing and able to pay.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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To me, cheap is when it comes at the expense of someone else. A negative way to think of someone. As in, giving a poor tip for service or maybe skimping on your portion of the bill or not returning lunch favors to others.

Frugal is using a bargain toilet paper over a name brand or shopping sales.

That's just how I think of it.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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To me, cheap is when it comes at the expense of someone else. A negative way to think of someone. As in, giving a poor tip for service or maybe skimping on your portion of the bill or not returning lunch favors to others.

Frugal is using a bargain toilet paper over a name brand or shopping sales.
That's a great definition
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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Here's a good blog post on the subject:

https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012...ugal-vs-cheap/
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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It's a matter of perception and there is an old joke:

"I'm frugal, you're cheap, he's a tightwad."
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