Has anyone ever called you “cheap”?
That has happened to me only a few times. One of them being recent, but also having a twist: “You’re cheap, but then again, you’re not cheap. Like you will spend money on things that will lead to your success, but not on anything else.”
I took it as a compliment because it was (to me). When I reflected on what the person meant versus what they said, here is what I heard:
So, as you are out there trying to establish your financial identity, align your spending to your values, and someone calls you “cheap”, listen a little more carefully. Think about what is REALLY being said.
Frugalistas: Have you ever been called “cheap”? What were they really trying to say?