To be a Cheapskate might be a matter of choice, or it may be required by the economy or circumstances.
In my case, it's a little bit of both.
I become aggravated when I don't have the money to buy what I need, but I usually find I manage without it. The
worst is not being able to get my grandchildren 'stuff'. That hurts.
I've learned though, through my shortages of finances to 'make do' and 'get by'. I learned the words from my mother,
and they've served me well through the years.
Here are some of the ways I've practiced and gotten pretty good at being a real, bona-fide Cheapskate.
I can be proud. Damn - I'm good!