How cheap are you?

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How cheap are you?

Soooo cheap I get confused with Scrooge McDuck
14
17%
Frugal. Not cheap
60
72%
I'm a baller... Making it rain
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11%
 
Total votes: 83

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby RadioChemist » Thu Oct 01, 2015

H2SO4 wrote:
NorthernStacker wrote:
I have a 4 liter gallon jug of tap water i keep in my fridge,....


what are these liters you speak of?


I have translated the original post. :D
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby NorthernStacker » Thu Oct 01, 2015

H2SO4 wrote:
NorthernStacker wrote:
I have a 4 liter jug of tap water i keep in my fridge,....


what are these liters you speak of?


4 liters = 1.05669 US liquid gallon

Funny thing is when I went to school we had to learn both metric and imperial which was harder then just learning one system, I wasn't at the top of the class thats for sure lol, I really hated those classes.

Most countries in the world now use the metric system.
Almost the only holdouts are the USA and Liberia (using a version of the old British Imperial system of weights and measures with peculiarly shrunken measures) and Burma (which uses yet another system).
However, in June 2011, the Burmese government's Ministry of Commerce began discussing proposals to reform the measurement system in Burma and adopt the metric system used by most of its trading partners.
The United Kingdom and Canada (except the already fully metricated and francophone Quebec) are in a curious state halfway between metric and Imperial units and, while many things are measured in metric, you will still often encounter miles, pints, feet and stones during your visit. The only units the different systems have in common are time units from the second, through minutes, hours and days to centuries.


http://wikitravel.org/en/Metric_and_Imperial_equivalents
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby carssman » Thu Oct 01, 2015

People may think Im cheap but they don't seem to have a thousand dollar CC payment to make every two weeks. :?

I do try and think outside of the box to save cash whenever possible. We rarely eat out anymore and I rarely shop for myself anymore. it seems most of my funds are now allocated for groceries having two young bottomless pits..

I am also trying to pay down this Christmas vacation to Cuba we have booked, so I guess I've been even worst lately when it comes to being a tightwad :mrgreen:

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Kimber74 » Thu Oct 01, 2015

I'm very impulsive and believe in enjoying my money now.

You will not be able to enjoy your money in your 70s like you can in your 30s and 40s. I plan to die with no regrets. If I want something and it's within my grasp, I get it.

Does not work for everyone but everyday, there are people who drool over other people's toys.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby shinnosuke » Thu Oct 01, 2015

shinnosuke wrote:You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of coffee.


You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of beer.

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Shippeevt » Thu Oct 01, 2015

shinnosuke wrote:
shinnosuke wrote:You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of coffee.


You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of beer.



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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby H2SO4 » Thu Oct 01, 2015

NorthernStacker wrote:
H2SO4 wrote:
NorthernStacker wrote:
I have a 4 liter jug of tap water i keep in my fridge,....


what are these liters you speak of?


4 liters = 1.05669 US liquid gallon

Funny thing is when I went to school we had to learn both metric and imperial which was harder then just learning one system, I wasn't at the top of the class thats for sure lol, I really hated those classes.

Most countries in the world now use the metric system.
Almost the only holdouts are the USA and Liberia (using a version of the old British Imperial system of weights and measures with peculiarly shrunken measures) and Burma (which uses yet another system).
However, in June 2011, the Burmese government's Ministry of Commerce began discussing proposals to reform the measurement system in Burma and adopt the metric system used by most of its trading partners.
The United Kingdom and Canada (except the already fully metricated and francophone Quebec) are in a curious state halfway between metric and Imperial units and, while many things are measured in metric, you will still often encounter miles, pints, feet and stones during your visit. The only units the different systems have in common are time units from the second, through minutes, hours and days to centuries.


http://wikitravel.org/en/Metric_and_Imperial_equivalents


sarcasm must be lost on the interwebs... haha. I love metric and think imperial is crazy. but I do love my pints...
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby oswarped » Thu Oct 01, 2015

I don't consider myself so cheap buy then my wife will comment when I open my wallet and comment that there is dust and cobwebs on what I pull out! But after all I did open the wallet that alone proves I am not that cheap!
I will do my homework before a purchase and try to make that purchase only once. My last go round with the wife was I bought a flat of peaches from costco and they did not ripen and were pithy. I ate two and then asked my wife if she thought I would be petty if I took them back. She eventually gave in and my next trip in to costco I let them know. I was refunded the purchase price. :)

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby carssman » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Some say i'm so cheap, you could put a flax seed in my azz and it would come out a diamond :D

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby sauer » Thu Oct 01, 2015

I always wanted to run for local school or village board, with the slogan
"As cheap as they come!"

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby oswarped » Thu Oct 01, 2015

sauer wrote:I always wanted to run for local school or village board, with the slogan
"As cheap as they come!"


Got my vote! I always disliked the " It's for the children" It is NOT I have worked for the school system.

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Rodebaugh » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Dad and I trade hundred dollar bills at Christmas time. The same hundreds have been traded for years now.

He and I both use the free currency gift envelopes from the bank.

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby H2SO4 » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Rodebaugh wrote:Dad and I trade hundred dollar bills at Christmas time. The same hundreds have been traded for years now.

He and I both use the free currency gift envelopes from the bank.


thats an awesome tradition and idea!
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby silverhead » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Rodebaugh wrote:Dad and I trade hundred dollar bills at Christmas time. The same hundreds have been traded for years now.

He and I both use the free currency gift envelopes from the bank.


Me and my sister used to exchange the same $5 bill for our birthdays but we got tired of wasting the postage and quit a few years back :shifty:
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby pitw » Thu Oct 01, 2015

I was cheap until I caught an old neighbor reusing butt wipe in the out house :shock: . Now I'm extremely frugal. :lol: :lol:

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby PeacePeople » Thu Oct 01, 2015

pitw wrote:I was cheap until I caught an old neighbor reusing butt wipe in the out house :shock: . Now I'm extremely frugal. :lol: :lol:


What the hell were you....never mind, I don't want to know.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby pitw » Thu Oct 01, 2015

PeacePeople wrote:
pitw wrote:I was cheap until I caught an old neighbor reusing butt wipe in the out house :shock: . Now I'm extremely frugal. :lol: :lol:


What the hell were you....never mind, I don't want to know.


I went to the outhouse for a dump and found the paper in a wooden box. :shock: I used one of my socks. :roll: The old boy died acouple years back and never had running water but had an 8 figure bank account and his brothers was bigger.

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby lucky43113 » Thu Oct 01, 2015

i told my dad for christmas i was going to get him a wallet made out of cedar he asked why cedar i said so the moths will stay away from your moldy money :lol:
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.---Benjamin Franklin


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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby eventurer » Sat Oct 03, 2015

Wow figured would have some in same group but didn't expect so many! I agree could use the fillable Kcups to save but I consider $.25 my daily splurge!

One of my favorite says is "if it's yellow let it mellow" (don't flush unless it's a #2) wife isn't impressed either.

Most of my tshirts are from the 90's and most often don't through out clothes until their thread bare or too tight. The later happens more and more now... :(

Another thing I do is buy fancy high end dress shirts on eBay for when I need to get suited up. It's like buying a used car and letting someone else take the hit. Since their expensive they are generally well taken care but a fraction of the price.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Rastatodd » Sat Oct 03, 2015

I'm a guy who likes a deal. I'm a Happenings Coupon Book member and use coupons when ever possible. I was over at my oldest daughters house and on the side of the refrigerator was plastered with coupons stuck to the side with magnets. I know she got her thrill of a deal from me. I'm so proud of her. :D


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