Is it chic to be cheap? I think so, at least in moderation. The past few years has certainly given me a whole new appreciation for frugality. A frugal or cheap life is easy on the planet, my wallet, and when done right, on my stress levels. It feels good to need less and leave less of a footprint.
Speaking of cheapness and frugality, is there a difference between the two? They seem to be used interchangeably online, but I did some research to find out before writing my latest quiz. It turns out that frugality means economizing resources and funds, while cheap means getting the lowest price you can. So it’s totally possible to be one, both, or neither. I’m probably more frugal than cheap, but like everyone, I like a good bargain.
I think it’s cool to be frugal, but I also know it’s not feasible for everyone… just like extravagance isn’t feasible for everyone (okay, most of us!). I think a lot of us tend to go through phases in our lives when it comes to spending. When I was younger, I was a lot more extravagant or spendthrift. But as I get older, I don’t want to worry about money while I’m trying to sleep at night. I also have found that money is less important to me than having the life I want (time for hobbies, running Blogthings, etc). I am willing to trade “things” for my chosen, lower key lifestyle.
What about you? Are You Cheap? Or frugal? Or something else? Take my latest quiz to find out. There are no right or wrong answers to this one, and hopefully it will provide you with an accurate picture of your monetary habits these days.
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
It’s not surprising that money is such a taboo topic. We all have different incomes, different budgets, and most importantly different spending habits. Let’s break taboos a little and have a conversation about money. Take my latest quiz: Are You a Spender or a Saver?
Discuss your results below. Are you a spender or a saver in real life? Are you happy with your money choices?
I’ll be the first to admit that I never thought about personality corresponding to the different types of dollar bills we Americans carry in our wallets, but it’s an interesting idea. And if you’re not an American, don’t worry! I’m sure you know enough about money to follow along.
It’s kind of funny to think about the bills in our wallets. I find that some get used all the time, while others are more novelty items. If you think about your wallet and how it changes over time, it’s easy to see the personality of some dollar bills. Or at least it did to me when I was writing this quiz.
So if someone were to ask you what dollar bill you were, you’d probably say $100. But not so fast… bigger doesn’t always mean better. Not everyone is willing to accept $100 with open arms. Maybe it’s better in this case to be a twenty, depending on your circumstances. I know that this is all kind of silly, but I’m in a silly mood!
What about the quirkiness of a two dollar bill? Or the flexibility of a one dollar bill? Aha, so maybe what dollar bill you are isn’t so simple! Take my newest quiz What Dollar Bill Are You? to learn what you match up with the best.
Give What Dollar Bill Are You? a go, and let me know what you think. Do you feel like the dollar bill you got matches your personality? Comment and let me know.
Thanks to the Blogthings fan who recommended this quiz idea. I have to admit that at first I thought “huh?” when I heard it, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. If you think you know of the next great quiz for Blogthings, by all means let me know in the comments below.