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23 Things Shamelessly Frugal People Will Understand

"I could probably just make that."

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4. Sneaking food into places has become a perfected art.

The Weinstein Company

Hiding snacks in your coat pocket at the movies, even bringing your own beer to the bars in your purse...the feeling of shame is at level zero.

6. You'll go to incredible lengths to save money.


You're on the level of anywhere from Extreme Couponing to Extreme Cheapskates, and nothing less. You'll hitch a ride from a friend of a friend if it means not having to pay for gas money.

8. Seeing an item in-store and thinking, "I could make that."

Whether you're a DIY mastermind or not, you gave it a shot, which is what matters. Now comes the anxiety of deciding to buy the actual thing.


9. Money from every single paycheck goes into savings.


It just comforts you. You may need it for (insert moment in future that you're not even sure you'll need the money for but you want to save it anyway).


15. Brand names barely matter, if at all.

20th Century Fox

The store-brand works just as well. And is, like, $1,000,000 cheaper anyway. When you decide to spend your money, that is.


19. Actually, you're really good at convincing yourself that you don't need to buy things. / Via

You can walk into a store, pick up 12 things you want, but can easily talk yourself out of each item without a second thought.

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