“Frugality, I’ve learned, has its own cost, one that sometimes last forever” – Nicholas Sparks
I once read a quote from a celebrity that said, “I believe to be happy you have to spend more than your means”. I’m very good at spending my money but not so good at saving it. An example of me saving is when I go to the cash register at Myer and they tell me the dress I’m purchasing is another 30% off the sale price. When this happens I’m overwhelmed with happiness and feel like giving myself a pat on the back for a job well done. As you can see being thrifty is foreign to me so I love when I get to hear stories about thrifty people.
My colleague at work loves a bargain, if you want the best price on something you just ask him. He loves a discount no matter how small. He was going to travel an hour and a half by bus to Grill’d to get a free burger worth $14. The only reason he didn’t was because we told him he was mad. Would you travel that far for a burger?
My friend dated a girl who had this roommate; the lengths the roommate went to to save money will amaze you! She thought panty liners were too expensive so she decided to make her own from material. She would also dry them in the lounge room.
She also had a two square toilet paper limit regardless if she was doing a number one or two. How is that even possible I don’t know? Is it a brilliant idea or too extreme?
I remember the day I was getting my nails done when one of the customers started talking to me about her workplace. She worked with a lady who liked to share stories on how she always got the best price. Her local ice creamery has a 10% off ice cream when it rains. She was meeting up with her friends on an overcast day and wanted to take a tub of ice cream over to her friends place. She was late to catch up with her friends because she waited till it started sprinkling so she could get 10% off which came to a saving of under 10 cents. Do you think your time is better spent with your friends than waiting for it to rain?