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Originally Posted by rsps
Frugal isn't necessarily about spending less to the exlusion of all else. It's about making wise choices. -- so if something more expensive is truely the better choice for whatever reason, it can still be considered frugal.
In one of the tightwad gazette books she talks about the fact the generally we're frugal for a purpose. She said she was frugal in most areas so that they could have a large family and a big farmhouse in the country. Other people save so they can travel or whatever else their passion is. You don't want to be a scrooge -- pinching pennies for no other reason than to horde them.
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