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    #31
    Originally posted by Frugal View Post
    You know you are frugal when...


    You know you are frugal when...you pick up pennies and nickels that no one else wants, and they actually start to add up!


    What are YOUR thoughts?
    Yeah, I pick up those pennies and nickles too!

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      #32
      You get giddy in anticipation of yard sale season!

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        #33
        You know you are frugal when...

        ...people compliment you by calling you cheap.
        ...you buy greeting cards from the dollar store (yeah!)
        ...you have tears of joy in your eyes when you walk into the dollar store...haha
        ...you drink out of the same water bottle every day
        ...you save up for having fun
        ...you enjoy the fruits of your labor by watching your savings grow
        ...you help others help themselves
        ...you ALWAYS pick up change (free money!)
        ...you make money by doing ordinary things
        ...you have a great attitude about money
        ...you smile when you pay your bills

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          #34
          Originally posted by rob62521 View Post
          It's hot here and I'm inside trying to think of cool activities...I thought maybe we could have a thread where we answer the line, "You know you are frugal when..."

          So, here's mine:

          You know you are frugal when you get more excited going to the library to check out materials than going to the mall.
          It doesn't cost me anything to go to the mall. And the mall has a much better book selection thanks to Book-A-Millions store. If I want free lunch, I head over to Costco, also located in the mall, and do the sampling walk.

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            #35
            When...You ask yourself, "What would Grandma and Grandpa have done?" and then that is what you do. Thus the habits of using a kitchen spatula to get every last drop; saving useful containers, rubber bands that hold the newspaper, heavy used nails, straight pins that come in new shirts, branched prunings to grow peas on, and long straight pruned limbs as bean poles; inquiring whether the wood planks from crating an industrial size air conditioner are free for the taking; boiling the syrup from canned fruit down to make an ice cream topping; turning sun-faded curtains into covers for the front porch glider cushions; etc.
            "There is some ontological doubt as to whether it may even be possible in principle to nail down these things in the universe we're given to study." --text msg from my kid

            "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." --Frederick Douglass

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              #36
              Originally posted by nick__45 View Post
              It doesn't cost me anything to go to the mall. And the mall has a much better book selection thanks to Book-A-Millions store. If I want free lunch, I head over to Costco, also located in the mall, and do the sampling walk.
              You must have great self-control! Most folks don't.

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                #37
                Originally posted by Joan.of.the.Arch View Post
                When...You ask yourself, "What would Grandma and Grandpa have done?" and then that is what you do. Thus the habits of using a kitchen spatula to get every last drop; saving useful containers, rubber bands that hold the newspaper, heavy used nails, straight pins that come in new shirts, branched prunings to grow peas on, and long straight pruned limbs as bean poles; inquiring whether the wood planks from crating an industrial size air conditioner are free for the taking; boiling the syrup from canned fruit down to make an ice cream topping; turning sun-faded curtains into covers for the front porch glider cushions; etc.
                Speaking of getting every last drop...it just drives me crazy when I watch the cooking shows and they don't scrape bowls and such and leave so much in.

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                  #38
                  You know you're frugal when you put your own cheese on a whopper.

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                    #39
                    When you take the skinny bars of hotel soap from a cheap chain to use at an upscale hotel procured on Priceline and then take the upscale's fat bars home to use.

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                      #40
                      You know you are frugal when a senior discount is a big deal!

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                        #41
                        Smart, not frugal

                        Originally posted by KiwiJo09 View Post
                        When you're proud you bought a purse at Wal-mart for $11. Mine broke and I'm not about to go out and spend $500 on a purse. I bought mine for $11 and will use it until it breaks. (I own one purse)
                        Keep in mind, I'm a guy. I think not spending $500 on a purse is smart, not frugal

                        Also, my frugal note is almost identical to this. My father has been for years now buying his watches for normally $5 or so at Walmart, then dispose of them when they die as they are cheaper than buying a new battery!!

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