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Here Are 11 Controversial Money Habits β€” Let's Fight Over Whether They Make You A Cheapskate

There's a fine line between frugal and cheap.

  1. 1. Scenario: You go to a friend's house to hang out. She puts out some snacks she already had in her cupboard. When you leave, she Venmo requests you for what you ate.

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1. Scenario: You go to a friend's house to hang out. She puts out some snacks she already had in her cupboard. When you leave, she Venmo requests you for what you ate.
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    That's totally valid.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 2. Scenario: You and your friends go out to eat. When it's time to pay the bill, your friend asks for separate checks instead of splitting the tab evenly, since she ordered less than everyone else.

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2. Scenario: You and your friends go out to eat. When it's time to pay the bill, your friend asks for separate checks instead of splitting the tab evenly, since she ordered less than everyone else.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 3. Scenario: You arrive at your friend's wedding to discover that it's a cash bar β€” all guests will have to pay for their own drinks.

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3. Scenario: You arrive at your friend's wedding to discover that it's a cash bar β€” all guests will have to pay for their own drinks.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 4. Scenario: You and your friend go to a neighborhood coffee shop and order some fancy lattes. When the barista hands your friend her change, she pockets it without putting a dime in the tip jar.

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4. Scenario: You and your friend go to a neighborhood coffee shop and order some fancy lattes. When the barista hands your friend her change, she pockets it without putting a dime in the tip jar.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 5. Scenario: You and your roommate take a short Uber home from the bar. When you wake up, he's Venmo requested you $3.00 for your half of the ride.

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5. Scenario: You and your roommate take a short Uber home from the bar. When you wake up, he's Venmo requested you $3.00 for your half of the ride.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 6. Scenario: You teach guitar lessons. Your cousin wants to hire you but asks for a special discount since you're family.

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6. Scenario: You teach guitar lessons. Your cousin wants to hire you but asks for a special discount since you're family.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 7. Scenario: You and your friend are at a diner. As you get up to leave, you watch her grab a handful of sugar packets from the table and stuff them in her purse.

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7. Scenario: You and your friend are at a diner. As you get up to leave, you watch her grab a handful of sugar packets from the table and stuff them in her purse.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 8. Scenario: Your friend gives you a birthday gift. It's a candle... More specifically, it's a candle that you distinctly remember she received for her birthday last year. She totally regifted you.

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8. Scenario: Your friend gives you a birthday gift. It's a candle... More specifically, it's a candle that you distinctly remember she received for her birthday last year. She totally regifted you.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 9. Scenario: You're in your friend's car. It's sweltering hot, and you're both drenched in sweat. You ask to turn on the AC, but she says no because she's trying to save on gas.

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9. Scenario: You're in your friend's car. It's sweltering hot, and you're both drenched in sweat. You ask to turn on the AC, but she says no because she's trying to save on gas.
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    That's a cheapskate.
  1. 10. Scenario: You're in line at the grocery store. The lady in front of you is an "extreme couponer." She's got two carts full of groceries and hundreds of coupons for the cashier to scan.

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10. Scenario: You're in line at the grocery store. The lady in front of you is an "extreme couponer." She's got two carts full of groceries and hundreds of coupons for the cashier to scan.
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    That's a cheapskate.

And finally...

  1. 11. Scenario: Your dad takes you out to dinner, where your server gives you perfectly good service with no issues. When the bill comes, your dad tips 15%.

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11. Scenario: Your dad takes you out to dinner, where your server gives you perfectly good service with no issues. When the bill comes, your dad tips 15%.
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    That's a cheapskate.