Cheapskate behavior that costs you in the long run
There are many ways to save money, but some cost you more than you think.
I simply fail to realize why MSN continues to publish articles like this one from Emily Lugg. Two posters hit the nail on the head. Big difference between being a cheapskate and being frugal with how you spend your money. One, why would any sane person buy something they do not need or would be harmful to them?
Personally, I love the buy one get one free coupons. Use them all the time. Here's the deal, if a five pound bag of potatoes is buy one get one and I am going to buy potatoes anyhow, why not get one free? Five pounds last me a long time, so I know needy families in my neighborhood, why not give them some potatoes to help feed the family before my extra pounds go rotten?
Let me put it another way. I am a 70 year old male with nobody to feed but myself. I know a local lady with a full time business that has a little corner in her shop which is basically a last resort food shelf/Salvation Army type thingy. Anything goes there. Deodorants, no problem. I buy one that I will use and give the second one to her. Perishable veggies and such like lettuce are not an option. Potatoes and onions and other things that do not rot within days is another scenario.
I guess it is called take care of your own folks. There are a lot of people in this country that are really hurting through no fault of their own in spite of the propaganda the government puts out. I will continue to do what I can to help my neighbors. When you really think about it, it basically costs me nothing except some time.
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