Being Frugal Without Being Cheap

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Twigg

Have you ever noticed how frugality is often confused with being cheap? Isn’t it a shame that those who choose to live frugally are sometimes accused of being selfish and stingy?

Although these accusations may be justifiable in rare cases, I’ve found that with most frugal people, quite the opposite is true. The thrifty people I know are very generous; they just choose to give in ways that are different than their spendthrift counterparts. Let’s look at some of the differences between being frugal and being cheap.

Nancy Twigg (7 Posts)

Nancy Twigg is an author and speaker who loves inspiring others to live simply. She is also the editor of Counting the Cost, a free email newsletter about simple and frugal living. Visit Nancy online at or at her newest site,

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