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6 MOVES THAT MAKE YOU LOOK CHEAP

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Thrifty: Buying items that are on sale

Cheap: Only buying items that are on sale

Seeking out sales can be a great way to help make groceries, clothes and virtually any other items you need fit into a tight budget. At the grocery store, for example, you might choose the cereal that's on sale, rather than the one that's on your list.

When people cross the line to cheap, however, is when they refuse to buy anything that isn't on sale. This can often backfire by causing you to buy things that might be of lower overall value or that you wouldn't have even considered buying otherwise.

You may find yourself spending more than you would have had you just purchased what you needed. It can also put shoppers out of touch with the value of what they're getting for their money - and isn't that what thrift is all about? (For related reading, check out Attention Discount Shoppers: Don Buy Just Because It's On Sale.)

Thrifty: Tipping according to service

Cheap: Never tipping at all

Common etiquette requires that customers provide tips for certain services. As a result, some of these service providers are actually paid considerably less by their employers, because they expect that tips will make up the difference.

If you get rude or indifferent service, it may be fair to leave nothing, but if you never tip, ask yourself why. Is it really because you feel your waiter or taxi driver makes plenty of money, or is it just because you can't bear to part with it? (For more guidelines on tipping, read When To Tip? And How Much?)

Thrifty: Putting money aside for savings

Cheap: Saving everything and living on nothing

Living a very spartan lifestyle can be a great way to achieve a big goal, but it's no way to live. If you're working toward retiring early, buying a house or taking time off work to spend with family, travel or pursue other goals, digging deep to make this happen just might be worth it.

But if you find yourself saving nearly every penny and scrounging to make ends meet, it may be time to ask yourself just what you're saving for. If you don't have an answer, you've probably gone too far. (Get some great - and reasonable - saving tips in 5 Painless Ways To Save More Money.)

IN PICTURES: 20 lazy ways to save money

Thrifty: Taking advantage of a good deal

Cheap: Taking advantage

If you find a great way to stretch a pound, there's nothing wrong with making good use of it. For example, if you're in a coffee shop that provides free refills, stick around and enjoy a few cups if you're in the mood.

But please, don't keep the cup and come back later (or every day thereafter) for more. A couple of extra cups of coffee probably won't put a dent in a business's bottom line, but if more people follow your lead, it might just quash its free refills. (You caffeine habit may be costing more than you think. Find out just how much in The Real Cost Of Drinking Coffee.)

Thrifty: Cutting out Internet and cable

Cheap: Stealing it from your neighbours

If you start cutting costs, you'll soon learn that you can get by with a lot less. But if you want to be able to brag about your frugal living ways, you have to actually do without. If you cut out your Internet but then log on through your neighbour's wireless signal, you're about as enviable as the guy who parks a Prius in his driveway but keeps a Hummer in the garage.

The bottom line

If you've cut your budget so far that you need to resort to taking advantage of others, consider yourself cheap. The same is true if your sense of frugality begins to look more like austerity or self-denial.

Budgeting and saving money should be a measured approach to reach a financial goal or survive tough times, not an end in and of themselves. While being frugal may be trendy right now, taking this trend to its extremes may be no better than falling prey to overspending. After all, neither approach leads to living well, which is what smart financial planning is all about.

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/6-moves-make-look-cheap-yahoofinanceuk-300166229.html?x=0

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These msn.com type articles are always a bunch of sh*t tbh

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Tryna take VIP2 for Glamour magazine. smh.

I hope many a neg upon your post sir.

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These msn.com type articles are always a bunch of sh*t tbh

true

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this guy has no point.

his life is a circle of pointlessness

have u given the x6 back yet... u dont wanna get surcharged now

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Thrifty: Tipping according to service

Cheap: Never tipping at all

Common etiquette requires that customers provide tips for certain services. As a result, some of these service providers are actually paid considerably less by their employers, because they expect that tips will make up the difference.

If you get rude or indifferent service, it may be fair to leave nothing, but if you never tip, ask yourself why. Is it really because you feel your waiter or taxi driver makes plenty of money, or is it just because you can't bear to part with it? (For more guidelines on tipping, read When To Tip? And How Much?)

i never tip

the food comes with a price for a reason, and the waiter gets an hourly wage

doesn't make me cheap, just means i don't fall for guilt trip type marketing. i challenge You to ban me from Your restaurant after You just profited from my custom

* the girl normally tips *

** the thread was pointless. would have been better to just ask us what we considered to be cheap, given a few examples, and not quote the article at all. **

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no hate, y did u get an x6 bro?

only 1 left

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no hate, y did u get an x6 bro?

to stunt outside a concert

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Thrifty: Tipping according to service

Cheap: Never tipping at all

Common etiquette requires that customers provide tips for certain services. As a result, some of these service providers are actually paid considerably less by their employers, because they expect that tips will make up the difference.

If you get rude or indifferent service, it may be fair to leave nothing, but if you never tip, ask yourself why. Is it really because you feel your waiter or taxi driver makes plenty of money, or is it just because you can't bear to part with it? (For more guidelines on tipping, read When To Tip? And How Much?)

i never tip

the food comes with a price for a reason, and the waiter gets an hourly wage

doesn't make me cheap, just means i don't fall for guilt trip type marketing. i challenge You to ban me from Your restaurant after You just profited from my custom

* the girl normally tips *

** the thread was pointless. would have been better to just ask us what we considered to be cheap, given a few examples, and not quote the article at all. **

c/s the not tipping thing

some the points are minor. who doesnt like a bargain as well

looking after ur money >>

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how many boxes did u move dis weekend caz

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@ brisco

is a butters motor imo, i would of got an m3.

if u wanted sit higher u shud of got a range rover imo

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@ brisco

is a butters motor imo, i would of got an m3.

if u wanted sit higher u shud of got a range rover imo

who maleven

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I'll only tip if I felt the waiter/waitress really made the effort and helped contribute to an enjoyable meal. Same way I'll tip my barber if I have something I need to look on point for and he does a really really good job.

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if sitting higher was an issue i would jus use a days stack as a cushion (sp) f*ck bwai.

shouldnt u be looking for new homo belts u low level middle man

ite ite say no more caz

i hear dat i hear dat - ur gettin it in

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lol at batmobile

cuntmobile on stilts more like.

not hating on having the finance, but i am defo hating on having the gwap and getting the wrong bm.

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if sitting higher was an issue i would jus use a days stack as a cushion (sp) f*ck bwai.

shouldnt u be looking for new homo belts u low level middle man

:lol:

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swear tipping is an american thing anway.

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this brisco vs. imhim/yahooze thing is funny.

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if sitting higher was an issue i would jus use a days stack as a cushion

LOL

swear this is a sisqo bar.

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Somebody think of the environment, all these gas guzzlers chugging around. smh.

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if sitting higher was an issue i would jus use a days stack as a cushion

LOL

swear this is a sisqo bar.

it was maleven must be a fan

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