SHESPEAKS Your Power to Influence

Do you consider yourself a tightwad or spendthrift?

  • Finzz2dlft By Finzz2dlft
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    I was raised to be thrifty; it's in my blood!

  • weebitty By weebitty
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    It is wise to be spendthrift especially nowadays. The dollar doesn't stretch as far as it use to and we have to be careful with it. Prices are going up all the time but wages arn't so we have to be selective in our choices.

  • testingmama By testingmama
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    I love to shop so in a way I'm a spendthrift. But I love saving money... coupons mixed with sales, clearance, secondhand, etc. So I don't spend a lot but I do get a lot.

  • bbcoop By bbcoop
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    From what i understand, a lot of the "everyday" millionaires contribute their success to being savvy with their money--many drive average priced cars and still use coupons!

  • didama By didama
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    I'm a saver for sure. But, I think there is a big difference between being a saver and cheap. I hate when people are "cheap". It indicates a lack of generosity of spirit. I knew someone who use to ask for as little as $.23 back if she laid out money for a friend! That to me is CHEAP! How much are you really going to save by asking your friend for $.23 back? C'mon now!

  • HollyLou By HollyLou
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    I think I'm right in the middle. I love to go out and shop, but I hardly ever buy anything unless it's on sale or I get a freebie with it.

  • smittey By smittey
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    I love to spend when I have extra so I work extra to spend.I also save a little to have for later to spend when some thing comes along.

  • maggie9595 By maggie9595
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    I always buy what I need and dont just buy whatever I see!

  • kwirkee76 By kwirkee76
    on Mar 20, 2008  

    I'm superthrifty. Hopefully, I won't be hit by a bus tomorrow. lol

  • sleepyturtle By sleepyturtle
    on Mar 21, 2008  

    There's a middle ground that this survey isn't representing, and I fall there. I do love to spend and have nice things, but I also know the value of a dollar and know how to save. We live on one military member's income, so we are not wealthy by any means. Bu we have no credit card debt and very little other debt--just our mortgage and two cars. We save for our retirement and our childrens' educations, put some into our savings account, always pay our bills, and have some left for discretionary purchases. I think you can have it both ways if you're smart.