There is a pressing difference between not spending cash on something because you absolutely cannot afford it and not spending cash on something because you do not want to, and I respect people who are frugal because that is the way they chose to live their life! However, I recently had an experience where being frugal affected my own personal comfort.
I started dating a guy a few weeks ago, everything went really well in the beginning and we seemed to hit it off.
I knew that he was frugal, even though I did not realize the extent of his frugality until I stayed at his home. He invited me to stay over for the weekend for the first time. Naturally, I was happy to spend more time with my new boyfriend. It happened to be a really warm weekend, even though I figured we could go to the beach or go to a friend’s pool if it was too bad! The worst case scenario is that we could watch films inside in the comfort of the air conditioner, but when I first stepped into his house, I observed that it felt really warm and stale. I did not guess the cool comfort of the air conditioner that I was hoping to feel. I let it go because I did not want to be rude. We ended up going to the beach so I figured he would turn the air conditioner on before we left so it would be nice and cool when we got back. I was entirely wrong. When we got back the air conditioner was still not on! I decided to ask my boyfriend about it. He doesn’t use air conditioning because he wants to save cash. I decided to leave.