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2 years in consulting out of school I'm still living with college budget mindset, I'm cheap AF and just can't get myself to live a little. Didn't grow up rich but I think I want to stay this way..

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I'm 30 and like this

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Ok

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^well I rent the cheapest tiny apartment with roommate, always try to keep my meal <$10 if on my own dime, saving a lot and only go out very occasionally, walk 5 blocks to do my own laundry and Airbnb my room etc..

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Good for you! You don't have to be a reckless spender to enjoy life.

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Damn dude you are hella cheap.

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You are free to live the way you want till you start dating seriously. No one wants to date a cheapass

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You can pick up a habit to spend your 💰. Skiing/diving/photography etc

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Save money, retire early. Being frugal isn't being a cheapass

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^dont get me wrong, I save up but I still blow coke smoke and drink with friends, and cheap warehouse parties, I just don't spend when I can

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I'd say keep being cheap, but def enjoy your life. Imagine u were told u were dying tomorrow, and u had a few months. Do u want to look back and think good thing I took all those uber pools and shitty $5 foot longs. Try the nice restaurant, go explore a new city, buy some clothes that make u feel good. Budget and plan accordingly, but find the healthy balance. U work hard, no need to limit yourself so harshly

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You will be seriously well off and will have an option to retire before any of the other Tumi 🐠. Keep it up!

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When I hear stuff like this, I just think you're a boring person. TBH, you're probably the friend who never wants to do anything fun.

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yeah I'm cheap but I'm fuuuuucking happy

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Good yu ll save

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If you're happy, don't change anything. Think of the excess cash as getting you closer, sooner, to the point you don't have to work if you don't want to. Retire at 40 and enjoy life. It's a privilege most people don't have and will probably bring you more satisfaction than whatever possession or expensive meal you could be blowing your money on.

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I was like that till I paid off all my debts .. car school loan credit cards ... don't use credit cards anymore which is key..

Can you expand on your lifestyle a bit pls

Good for u. Wait for the family.

I wish I were like this--- seriously!

This is sad.

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