First let’s define what being frugal is, and what it isn’t.
In my dictionary, there’s a definite difference between being frugal and being cheap.
Living frugally means you’re paying attention to your money and making sure you only spend it on things that are necessary and for the best price. Splurging isn’t forbidden; but thought is put into a purchase to make sure the splurge isn’t a burden.
Being cheap means neglecting to give appropriate dollar value to products and services and refusing to pay for the value you receive, even if you have the money for it. Being cheap is more about having a negative attitude about parting with money.