Does Being Minimalist Mean I’m a Cheapskate?

So something starting irking me a few months ago. People would talk to me and say things like, “I know you’re super cheap, like me.” And I just had to silently pause and evaluate my life. Is this really how people see me? Does talking about money and downsizing instantly make me seem like a cheapskate? Am I a cheapskate? The thing is, there is a common misconception here, but at the same time, this theory can be right on the money. So let’s break it down, the difference between being a minimalist and being a cheapskate — or why you might be both.

How to Be a Cheapskate Without Acting Like One

One of the main things that lead people to my blog is by typing in the word “cheapskate” into Google’s search engine. Awesome. In one sense, I love this because I truly put my heart and soul into writing helpful posts that I think will be beneficial to help people save money. However, there is a big difference between being financially savvy and being a total cheapskate. So what’s the difference? How can you be a cheapskate without acting like one? Here are 8 strategies to help you succeed.