A Frugal Argument

Cheapskate: A miserly or stingy person; especially: one who tries to avoid paying a fair share of costs or expenses

Frugal: Economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful

Now, those definitions do not describe who I am or even my general view of life and nature. I am frugal with a hint of cheapskate. But I often think, “Waste not, want not”, when browsing Target or other stores.That sweater you’re eyeing for 25 dollars? Is it similar to any of the sweaters iSmileyn your already stuffed closet? It is similar. You don’t need that overpriced sweater. Or at least, wait until it’s 75% off on the rack then purchase it. Almost anyone that pays the full price for an item has never had the pure joy of seeing how many dollars saved by buying things on clearance. Why would you pay full price?

The argument for designer cosmetics is the same. But honestly, who the hell would buy blush or foundation for 15 dollars or more? Isn’t Covergirl, Maybelline or E.L.F the same as designer make up and cosmetics? I personally wouldn’t purchase make up over the 3 dollar mark. But perhaps in a few decades I’ll need to cover the crows feet and the wrinkled forehead and feel the need to spend my retirement on hyped up, over priced make up.


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