Frugal Vs Cheap: Which One Are You?

Have you ever been called cheap or a cheapskate? Does hearing the words cheap make you feel bad? Cheap as a word can have a negative connotation. 

Why do people argue over being frugal vs cheap? Are you frugal or cheap? Yes, I love saving money, but does that make me cheap? No, there is a difference between being frugal and being cheap.

Cheap is about the price of items and the money. Frugal is about being intentional with your money.

What’s the Difference Between Frugal and Cheap?

The price matters to cheap people. A cheap person would find the one with the lowest price possible. 

Cheap is about the Price

Being frugal is choosing value over price. Value is everything. It is about what things bring value to your life.

Frugal is about the Value

How to be Frugal Without Looking Cheap

Frugality is a much important quality to demonstrate. Being cheap gives off a bad vibe to your friends and the people around you. 

Frugality is all about Being Intentional

Intentionality is critical when being frugal. Frugality is not about not spending money but finding where you want to spend your money. 

Using your time and money to create beautiful meals at home is one of my favorite frugal tips. Going to the grocery store and buying food can save you lots of money.

Eat and Drink at Home

If I buy food, there is not much difference in the generic brand of pasta compared to the more recognized brand. It is the same food but at a lower price.  

Don’t Worry about the Brands