People often confuse being frugal with being cheap. Also people confuse being generous with being reckless. The thing to shoot for is to be frugal and generous. This means being careful with your time and money, which in turn allows you to save. Being generous (vs reckless) is choosing carefully where to spend your time or money and then doing so freely. Being Cheap is not attractive as it is being ungenerous. Sort of like hoarding your possessions. Being Frugal is not ungenerous but merely being careful with your money or your time.