Hey community, I haven’t yet introduced myself, but my name is Anne, 25 years old, and i’m located in Sanford, FL which is just north of Orlando. I’m a fan of J$, Paula Pant (how cool would real estate be!?), MMM, and I’ll be honest, Dave Ramsey lol.
I am on this site to talk money guilt free, and I know ill have some deeper questions in the future, but this one is the one thats come up today.
My question today is about frugality vs. being a complete cheapskate.
I feel I hover on this line, but personally I don’t think most of my actions would be considered Cheap.
This question comes out of being judged recently by my SO, who believes all the effort I put into making my dollars go further is cheap and unnecessary. This was sparked by suggesting we park in a Publix parking lot and take a $5 Uber to the destination vs. Pay the $22 parking fee (a savings of $12 for a 5 min ride each way).
Do you feel judged by others, specifically SO’s, Parents, good friends, close coworkers, for your day to day journey in spending less to ultimately save more? They obviously don’t get that I have a plan, but its so hard to explain to people who really don’t think its possible.
I’m very much on the “Save More!” side of minding the gap vs making more (I’ve got a good 9-5 job right now, but am still on the sidelines of starting a hustle). My goal is FI.
Cant wait to be more involved in this forum!