By definition, frugal means:
Economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.
In a basic sense, I think most people are frugal to some extent, but clearly there are varying degrees of frugal. Some people will go to great lengths to save as much as possible, while others may only practice frugality on accident. I don’t usually bring up frugality topics on this site since I’m not overly crazy about it, but I know that this is a hot trend right now. I fall somewhere in the middle of the road, and I make a very conscious effort to spend wisely whenever possible, but I certainly won’t go out of my way if the savings is minimal.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.