I have absolutely no understanding of why being called cheap is considered an insult. Being cheap is an art form, not a character flaw. Being cheap isn’t the same as being greedy, it is all about the efficient use of resources. It’s about using less and getting more. Its about not flaunting wealth, but focusing on what you need instead of satisfying every want you have. Being cheap is good for your health, good for the environment, and good for society. When human beings express their imagination, knowledge, skill, and creativity to achieve efficiency in saving, acquiring, and living new experiences, that isn’t greed, that is art.
In this blog we will celebrate the Art of Being Cheap by displaying new ideas, by sculpting answers to problems, and by discussing how new experiences can be lived, all at a discount. Every few months, an article will pop up on some main stream news website titled something like “10 ways to save money”. I will click on it, eager to see what new creations in the field of Being Cheap have been produced, but I am always disappointed by the results. The “10 ways to save money” can usually be condensed down to 1 idea, which is to not repeatedly spend large amounts of money on superfluous services. “Don’t pay $100 to have your nails done twice per week, only do it once a week” the article will advise.
I can’t imagine who would find that advice useful. Anybody with even the slightest care for saving money can figure out you don’t pay inflated prices for things you don’t need at intervals that are too frequent to make any sense. Not every idea on this blog will be original, not every idea will be a masterpiece. But, I hope that every idea will give you something to think about. That my friends, is the Art of Being Cheap. 3Q3JFTST5ST9