Frugal Vs. Cheap
So elsewhere in this article, I have sung the praises of being frugal. I’m a very frugal person, and that’s something that I would encourage everyone to try – because a quick way to have more money is not to waste the money you do have on dumb junk. However, even a quality as good as frugality should have its limits.
That’s because there is a fine but important line between being frugal and being cheap. And you especially don’t want to be a cheap jerk to someone who’s in your home. Even if they are employed by you, buying the cheapest coffee you can get your hands on is just petty and rude. Buy the lady some decent coffee. It’s not going to bankrupt you.