by Jackie Beck
I’m all about being thrifty. But cheap? No thanks. I believe in getting what I really want, and sometimes that means shelling out a fairly large amount of money. And that isn’t at odds with being thrifty.
Thrifty vs. cheap
To me, thrift is about caring — about appreciating and maximizing the value of the resources available (both my own and the world’s.) Thrift is taking my foot off the gas and coasting when I see that the stop light up ahead is red. Thrift is hanging on to stuff for many, many years as long as it still works just fine for what I have in mind.
In other words, thrift is about reducing waste, and getting value.
Cheap, on the other hand, is about trying to spend as little as possible, even if the things you spend your money on or do without don’t meet your needs or desires. Cheap is just about the money. Read the rest of this entry »Posted in Spending Money on 03.03.14 with 1 comment.