Frugal Spouse or Spender Spouse?

frugalspousemainHave you ever accused your beloved of being cheap? My husband and I have a running joke, "If it's free, it's me!" Free food? We're in. Free kids stuff at a moving sale? We're in. Free day at the museum? We’re in. Some may say we're cheap. We say we're frugal.

During the 14 years we've been married, we've enjoyed hunting for some pretty amazing bargains. The Costco Christmas tree that came with lights (we saw it in the warehouse for $350) -- we got that for $15 during the heat of summer at a garage sale. A Jacuzzi that actually works -- $400 on Craigslist. Our outdoor grill -- free from a neighbor.

For fun, I compiled a Top Ten List to determine if you are a frugal spouse:

10. After a fast food meal, you raid the table for unused straws, ketchup pouches, plastic utensils, and napkins.

9. Your son tattles on his sister for leaving the bathroom light on more than 5 seconds after brushing her teeth.

[Read the rest of the article at Start Marriage Right.]