Cheap? Or Frugal? How to Tell the Difference

Often when I tell people about my writing on frugality I get a strange response. “oh — I don’t like that word-frugality” they say. “I don’t want to be cheap” Or sometimes “I don’t want to live in a poverty consciousness.” It is easy to see where these ideas come from. The shift in our value systems as a culture has given the honorable qualities of frugality and thrift a bad name. At this point for many these…