Frugal People Are Stingy

So this is probably one of the more common misconceptions, and to be honest there is some truth to it. Frugal people are stingy. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing however. In fact, I think more people should be stingy with their money.

Now I’m not talking about sticking pennies instead of dollars into the offering plate at church. Or being the office party pooper who never brings anything for potluck day. I think if you are the type to penny pinch by inconveniencing or denying others…frugal living is not your problem. You have a much bigger problem. Maybe it’s an entitlement issue or maybe it’s a fear thing. Who knows?

Either way, don’t hide behind frugality as your reason for getting out of being a good person.

No. The kind of stinginess I’m referring to is the kind where you throw money at problems to make them go away. Where you attempt to change people and attitudes by overwhelming them with your generosity. Where you think your money can make up for past indiscretions or failures.

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