Extreme Cheapskate Ideas to Save Money

Sometimes people take the idea of saving too seriously that they go beyond the limits, and it becomes so deep and expressive. Even the people around them feel weird about their behavior. I have seen some of the people doing weird things being extremely cheapskate. Here are some of them in a list which you might have seen too around you.

What are extreme cheapskate ideas?
Extreme cheapskate ideas are bad examples of cheap mentality, which for normal people seems humorous. Extreme cheapskate ideas can make drastic changes that adding stress to our lives and finances.

How to be a cheapskate?

1- Dumpster dive for food.

I heard of dumpster diving in technology, but I was nearly shocked when I saw people doing dumpster dive for free food in a restaurant, and you may do not believe that people actually do this to save money.

Compromising on money or compromising on health, they both go along with each other, which people are actually doing. Though it is good to save money eating food and doing dumpster dive for it is nearly unacceptable.


2- Searching trash cans to find free refill cups and bags.

People are doing such things as digging the trash for free cups and bags, reusing them, or selling them for money.

Maybe it is a great idea, but it seems pathetic to others; like things that cost you nothing more than a dollar, why bother yourself to dive into trash cans for free bags and cups. This scratches the reputation of yours if you do this in daylight.

This is way too far; use tote bags that you can buy once and reuse them again and again after a wash. It is environment friendly and saves you many dollars on every shopping you do going into the market.


3- Instead of using the toilet, people use bottles.

Though it is a safer option to use a bottle instead of using public toilets to save money, etc., since many places have self-cleaning operating systems, that concerning hygiene is not a problem.

Using bottles is another addition of plastic waste to the environment, which can be proved as hazardous if you throw them in toilets.

That is another extreme and pathetic way to save money and go, cheapskate. Be sensible and moderate in your living style and adopt only those of the healthy habits to you and your budget.


4- Ask for extra seasonings to take them home from restaurants

Many people do this, like the student living in foreign lands and sharing the room with some other students they try to save their budgets, in that corner, these are some of the hacks like; usually, people do.

But have you ever imagine what others think of this act when you do this in front of others? that is free, no doubt but taking them is not the option for you. If one day the waiter asks you that please, sir, this is not included in your bill, you can not take them. that might become your nightmare.

Condiments are the restaurant’s courteous gestures to your table, but if you take it for granted, that would not be good for your reputation; well, if you do not take it seriously and go careless, then it needs no explanation further.


5- Take dead people’s clothes.

Pathetic, pathetic, and pathetic….. like people donate the clothes that belong to the person who has died of their family. So the poor can take some to help themselves.

But hold on! I have seen some families who take such dead person clothes and use them like, why and how they get the nerves. This is extreme.

They wear clothes without checking if the dead have had some viral disease or some skin infection that could take their feet on you. Without considering it, people go on wearing dead people’s clothes to save their money.


6- Eat leftover food when at a restaurant.

Why bother to waste your fuel if you are going to the restaurants to eat the leftovers as you can cook at home? That would be a fresh and healthy option for you and your face, which you might lose if you eat other leftovers.

Other people who left their food on their plates are not always healthy; they might have some oral disease to transfer their leftovers. But it is a fact that many people eat the leftovers at restaurants while staking their health to save their money, which could come in any use but not for their health.

Saving money is a good thing, but compromising health is the worst thing you could do. You earn and spend to give yourself and your family a healthy life, not to put them along with yourself into jeopardy of health and give money a long life to spend in bank accounts.


7- bring roadkill animals to home and eat them

It seems like ok if people are wearing dead people’s cloth but eating a dead animal you took from the road is a curse to your health.

That animal might have died because of any possible reason, from a disease from another poisonous animal bite, from an accident, and have been on the road for days many insects started the decaying process. But taking that thing home and eat it is the worst cheapskate thing people ever do.

The animal you have not seen where it is from and how it died, but you are saving money by calculating that you can eat the meat for a week and save a week’s money.

It is better to become a vegetarian, though it has no side effects.


8- Bringing your home food to a restaurant

Some people take enjoyment and save too seriously that they actually bring their own food to save money on restaurants’ food and eat their own food in restaurants, pretty good that they are wasting money on fuel to come to restaurants. Still, they can not see it and what they see is the money they are saving on food.

Why bother yourself to come to hotels or cafes r restaurants if you only want to save money and for that, you are bringing your own food.


Saving money is another concept if you compare it with cheapskate; they both go in different streams. Nearly you can not compare then, even in any case. Cheapskate is going beyond the limits to save money and start compromising on your own health.

Save when it is good in time, not when you need money for your health.

Good luck!

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is an experienced economist and financial analyst from Utah. He has been in finance for nearly two decades, having worked as a senior analyst for Wells Fargo Bank for 19 years. After leaving Wells Fargo Bank in 2014, Daniel began a career as a finance consultant, advising companies and individuals on economic policy, labor relations, and financial management. At Promtfinance.com, Daniel writes about personal finance topics, value estimation, budgeting strategies, retirement planning, and portfolio diversification. Read more on Daniel Smith's biography page. Contact Daniel: daniel@promtfinance.com

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