Are These Things Cheap or Frugal?
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:
- Not leaving a tip. – CHEAP
- Buying generic groceries or electronics. — FRUGAL
- Carefully tracking how much electricity you're using. — FRUGAL
- Reusing tea bags or coffee filters. — CHEAP
- Calculating your portion of a group dinner bill to the cent. — CHEAP
- Diluting your hand soap with water so it'll last longer. — CHEAP
- Using deals or coupons for everything you buy. — FRUGAL
- Always tipping 15%, regardless of how good the service was. — CHEAP
- Re-gifting. — CHEAP
- Only drinking at home, never at a bar or restaurant. — FRUGAL
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