Being labeled "stingy" can go both ways
Living stingy is a compliment for some people, yet a derogatory term for others. Some people who embrace the stingy term are proud of their lack of spending and the ability to get a good deal. While this is certainly a motivator to help you get ahead in life, you are often competing with karma.However, if you’re one of the 59% of Americans currently living paycheck to paycheck, a stingy lifestyle may be your only option to finally get ahead.Full disclosure – people have referred to me as living stingy at times. It always seemed to have a negative connotation with it, but I wasn’t sure why.“Stingy” in the dictionary means: “unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous.” While the beginning of the definition sounds pretty good, the last word is a shot to the gut. I don’t think many people want to be labeled as an ungenerous person.When I think of ungenerous, I think of the kid at Christmas who finishes opening a pile of presents and then says, “Is that it?” That’s not really what I want to be associated with. However, I love the idea of being unwilling to spend on things I don’t need. I’m looking for more of a stingy lite type of life.