posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 01:56 PM
I hope this is the right forum for this. I got to thinking the other night about people who don't try to curb their spending, or even cut back. I
was raised in a very frugal household, and that has carried with me. My husband, on the other hand, was raised as if it's not brand name, the top of
the line, the most expensive, then it's not worth having.
We are not rich. We are mid middle class. In these economic times, he's lucky to have a job, and I do my best to save a buck. We are total
opposites in this regard.
Just last week, I made some home made laundry soap, and he joked and made fun of me for it. I said he should be proud that I'm saving him money, and
his reply to me was, " When I need a new sweater, I don't expect you to knit it. Are you going to whittle me a new car next week?"
The joke in our family is that if he can find the exact same item at kmart at $5.00 or at an expensive store for $50.00, he'll opt for the $50.00
I don't understand this. I know there are people out there that are just like him. Some people find it below themselves to shop at low end stores
and just throw money out the door.
Where does this mentality come from? I really don't understand this. I suspect there are alot of people out there on both sides. If you can save a
few bucks, why not?