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Do Tell: What Are You Cheap About?

Money can be a taboo topic of conversation and it can certainly complicate relationships. We spend, we save, we compromise, and we try to be responsible. But it's all a little quirky, isn't it? I mean, why is it that we'll be lavish with some things and totally cheap about others? I have a friend who will drop serious cash on shoes but thinks it's stupid-crazy to spend a hundred bucks on a nice bra and panty set. See what I mean?

With that in mind, do tell, which things do you refuse to spend real money on, no matter how much money you have?


mississippigirl1 mississippigirl1 10 years
I definitely look for generic brands in stuff that's disposable - napkins, garbage bag, etc.. along with groceries and medicines. Some things you gotta splurge on though - a nice winter coat, a nice set of sheets, etc...
daisy077 daisy077 10 years
My list is : Groceries (food is so expensive, I am cheap about buying food and household items, I will get whatever is on sale - or search for the cheaper store - always) Trendy clothes ( anything too trendy, will go out of style soon so i rather spend less on that and shop at h&m and forever21, express, bebe, arden b) Rent - I honestly hate people who pay too much in rent, i am so cheap about it... i rather own if i am going to be paying $1300+ on rent no matter where it is... otherwise I will find an apt for cheap even if i have to drive further than everyone else, or i will have a roomate so i can have the big place/pay less on rent.
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 10 years
I'm pretty cheap about my shoes because I have found that I go through them pretty fast. If I spend a lot of money on things I have a hard time letting go of them later. Buying cheap but chic shoes allows me to change my shoe style constantly, and most importantly, I don't have a hard time retiring the shoes when the time comes. :)
lindalikesyou lindalikesyou 10 years
I spend way to much of my money on material things (clothes, shoes, undergarments, etc), but am such a penny pincher when it comes to groceries! I look for all the deals, no name brands, and try not to spend too much on food unless I am eating out!
cupcake3 cupcake3 10 years
Shoes! I'm never satisfied with most of the shoes out there. I hold out for really good ones at really good prices.
kendallina kendallina 10 years
Make-up, clothes, shoes (I end up paying for this one later), and sunglasses (I always end up breaking them so spending a bunch of money on a pair would not be smart).
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
haha, i forgot about those women (have not been to a club in ages). that is a brutal job :( the men's is probably worse!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
You know what I think is worse than that tip jar at coffee shops? The bathroom attendant in the bathroom at "nice" clubs! You know, they sit there and hand you a paper towel and expect a dollar? Seriously, it's not like I can't just reach up and grab one myself! Plus, who would ever want to do that? You'd have to sit in a well-used bathroom in a club all night. Ugh.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
never tip in a jar that has a sign about "tips". if you need to ask, you don't deserve it (jmho). i am cheap about tv! i refuse to pay for cable so we don't have tv. started out because of another issue and now it's just because i am CHEAP!
NYShuls718 NYShuls718 10 years
I am cheap about tipping people that don't necessarily need to be tipped. I don't mean to sound like a cheapskate, but after years of working in restaurants/bars/etc. I've learned that those are the people who deserve 20-25%, I also over-tip cab drivers and manicurists. I can't understand why every store now has a "TIPS Jar" on the counter. Do I really need to give you a dollar for pouring me a cup of hot water for my tea?
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I have no sense of style, so I tend to spend a decent amount of money on clothes I hope will last me the rest of my lifetime. I have small pangs spending a lot of money on a pair of jeans, but I live in jeans, so a good pair can go a long way. I like good papertowels, good toilet paper, good sheets etc. I guess the stuff I use day in and day out, I want to be high quality. I am cheap when it comes to spa related stuff. I let my hair get pretty bad before I cut it because I can only stomach the bill a few times a year.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
what am i not cheap about? however, i would rather spend $40 on a pair of jeans knowing they are well-made than on a $20 pair of jeans from some random store.
katie225 katie225 10 years
*should have said i CAN paint my own toes* love the typos. there should be an edit button.
katie225 katie225 10 years
i'm cheap with pedicures (what a waste of money, i can't paint my own toes), over-the-counter medications and vitamins (because they're the same thing, people!), make-up (simply because i hate make-up, but it's a necessary evil i won't leave home without) and trash bags. i'd say i'm cheap with shoes, but i'm not, i just don't buy any EVER. when i do buy shoes, they aren't from payless. i'll spend a reasonable amount on clothing because it will last me longer, but trendy stuff i'm cheap with since i probably won't wear them for long. oh yeah, and i'm cheap with cds and dvds as well. won't buy them. music and movie industry: make a good album/movie worth buying, and then i'll stop downloading! why do i want to waste my money on crap?!
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
I'm thrifty about most things, I always look for a sale. The only things I wont compromise on are good food (I love organic fresh veggies & fruit) )& anything for my pets. My pets eat the best food and get lots of new toys :) .
brown-sugar brown-sugar 10 years
I'm also thrifty with bedsheets, and I can't imagine I'd ever buy something like 800 thread count sheets.
Marci Marci 10 years
Oh, I'm cheap about stupid stuff. Like finding the best price on my Twinings Irish Breakfast tea. I have 3 cups every day so the savings can add up, but sometimes I question my own sanity over the .10 a box issue I get in a tizzy over.
brown-sugar brown-sugar 10 years
I'm thrifty when it comes to shoes. My favorite pair of boots cost me $30, and I've never spent over $100. I see lots of shoes that I love that cost in the few hundred dollars range, but I can't justify spending that kind of money on least not now. I may change my mind though if the right pair comes along :-).
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I'm pretty cheap when it comes to make up I love it and I have tons of it but most of it its over the counter stuff or ELF. I'm also pretty cheap when it comes to clothes in the sense that I'm always looking for a sale or if I like something I look for the cheapest place to get it. Not that I like cheap looking clothes LOL.
lecky1217 lecky1217 10 years
im cheap about things that aren't that important like paper towels. i also dont buy name brand tylenol. i dont give a damn if it says "ibuprofen" or what as long as it works.
brazilnut brazilnut 10 years
I'm cheap about sunglasses! I lose or break them so often that I hate to pay a lot for them! I once paid $495 dollars for a pair of designer sunglasses and left them (accidentally) as a really nice tip for some waitress in Cancun! Never again!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I penny pinch on dvds and cds. Sometimes the ones under $5 are all I need. But I need to keep myself in check too!
Green Green 10 years
Lavish vacations, but not the plane ticket. Great shoes but not the cushy inserts. Great jewelry but not the cleaner, Great real estate but not the paint! :) HAHA.... Great clothes & great bags but not soo much on the wallets.
andaman andaman 10 years
I refuse to spend money on self help courses. NO NO NO. I would rather deal with life myself. On the opposite If I were rich I would buy a nice boat.
asciident asciident 10 years
My list: Weddings. CDs/DVDs. Food. Clothes and accessories, and shoes after a point. I try not to be too judgmental about what other people spend their money on, though; I'm sure there are plenty of people who would find my splurge items silly/unnecessary!
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