We’re cheap – and proud of it
When you open up the paper and you see those coupons, it looks like dollar bills staring you in the face … It’s how I grew up. Why not? – Actress Hilary Swank to talk-show host Kelly Ripa, on clipping coupons.
I think about it this way: Not spending money is the same as making money
So if I save $2,000 by not flying first class, that’s the same as someone paying me $2,000. Wouldn’t you sit in an uncomfortable chair for three hours for $2,000? – A successful plastic surgeon
I go to the ATM only once a week and pay for everything with cash
“That way, I’m forced to stay on a budget without counting pennies and saving receipts. I can spend only what is in my wallet. I turn it into a game where each week, I reduce my ATM withdrawal amount by $20 to determine how low I can really go.” – Alan Corey, author of A Million Bucks by 30