How To Tell If You’re Frugal or Just Cheap?

By Melissa Moore on April 14, 2023
UKRAINE – 2021/02/21: In this photo illustration, hands are seen counting US 100 dollar bills. (Photo Illustration by Valera Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

We’ve all heard someone who is described as being cheap.

Are they really cheap or just frugal?  There is a difference.

Take a look at this list- this is when you know you’re Cheap and not just Frugal.

14 Signs You Are Cheap and NOT Frugal

  14 Signs You’re Cheap Not Frugal … According to a new article by Finance Buzz

1. You skip things that are important just to save money

2. You refuse to tip appropriately

3. You overindulge in free samples at Costco and elsewhere (maybe you’re just hungry?)

4. You take creamer cups and condiment packets from restaurants

5. You grab more than 1 treat from the free candy bowl

6. You go dumpster diving

7. You pretend to forget your wallet when dining with friends

8. You complain about items and services just to get a discount

9. You buy things, use them, and then return them

10. You steal supplies from work

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