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Spendthrift or Skinflint?

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There is a cute little test (20 questions) in the current issue of AARP The Magazine.

 

I scored 11 and agree that is exactly where we fit in.

 

Check it out.

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OK. I'll go take the test, but I'm calling my score now: total skinflint.

 

I managed to save a thousand dollars one year while living alone, working half time at a minimum wage job and going to school. High school. 

 

 

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For anyone who doesn't want to hunt thru their AARP magazine collection: It's the February/March 2017 issue, on page 29.

 

I scored 7, "Savvy Spender" .. very accurate!


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Well the Feb/March AARP magazine has gone missing (thinking DH snagged it for some reason). It is the Bulletin that came in yesterday, and that was what I was reading over lunch. So anyway, I took this test and came up with 'Very Careful With Money': http://365tests.com/money-tests/skinflint-or-spendthrift-free-personality-test/

 

 

 

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I'll check it later, but since I'll race DW to get a coin on the ground, I think I know what the results will be..........


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It's fine to kid around about how cheap we might be about certain things. There used to be a regular poster here who was just 50 (at the time), lived in TX, and I believe taught school. He lived in a trailer & just had a hot plate for cooking. I got the impression that his prime objective was to live as frugally as humanly possible, even if he felt a little deprived at times.

 

I want to get my money's worth, and I don't want to spend more for brand names & features I don't really need. I've never been interested in having things to "keep up with the Joneses". But my prime objective isn't to spend as little as possible to live a very Spartan livestyle.


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gfy! Wish I could say the same :{

 

Honestly, shop thrifty 99% of the time but then go stupid and have to grit my false teeth the next month!

Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
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"...lived in a trailer & just had a hot plate for cooking. I got the impression that his prime objective was to live as frugally as humanly possible, even if he felt a little deprived at times....".

 

I seriously considered doing just than, in my 20's, before purchasing a house. The only thing that stopped me was that I saw how much houses were appreciating. Trailers lost value immediately.


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@ASTRAEA wrote:

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I want to get my money's worth, and I don't want to spend more for brand names & features I don't really need. I've never been interested in having things to "keep up with the Joneses". But my prime objective isn't to spend as little as possible to live a very Spartan livestyle.


That mostly sums me up.  Not leaving it all for the kid but responsible for my own life and bills and have been for a very long time!

I am "very careful with my money".

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@retiredtraveler wrote:

"...lived in a trailer & just had a hot plate for cooking. I got the impression that his prime objective was to live as frugally as humanly possible, even if he felt a little deprived at times....".

 

I seriously considered doing just than, in my 20's, before purchasing a house. The only thing that stopped me was that I saw how much houses were appreciating. Trailers lost value immediately.


Any interest in the "tiny house" movement?

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