A recent PM conversation was spawn from the fact that I am financial tight-ass. A proud one, in fact. I will cut corners wherever possible, get shitty trash bags to save 30 cents and buy in bulk whenever I can. Costco gives me a boner. My shirts and socks are from Walmart, as well as all my shitty work jeans and belts. Aside from one or two pairs of dress shoes/boots and my running shoes, I wear beater shoes that have so many holes in them they no longer serve their protective purpose. I buy generic cereal. I haven't gone clothes "shopping" in years, and despite being financially stable I still eat Ramen noodles like that shit is going out of style. I have determined that a well-constructed pair of all-purpose boots is one of the best value purchases you can make. But I do that because there's a few things I refuse to skimp on: - toilet paper (nothing touches my ass except for Charmin extra soft, and yes, I have and will pack it on trips) - beer (aside from high life, which is cheap, but it holds a special place in my heart) - a few types of liquor, namely vodka and gin; everything else I buy the rot gut shit and just drink it quick - running shoes - television (the fiance watches it a lot, and all the channels shut her up) - knives, and a few other frequently-used kitchen utensils Focus: We all make sacrifices in life, and much of what we do is a give-and-take. Where do you cut corners, and where do you splurge? Any tips on cost-saving measures? Alt. Focus: Money. Are you tight with it, or do you "only have one life to live and I'm living it how I want"? What is your opinion on those on the other side of the fence? Alt. Alt. Focus: What is the most terrible display of tight-assness you have ever seen? What's the most opulent display of wealth?