5 Ways to Save Without Looking Like a Cheapskate

Shoppers don't have to sacrifice quality or appear as if you'll do anything for a discount if you use these strategies.

I’m all for saving money. That’s the purpose of this column, after all. But I know that even most thrifty people don’t want to look like they are cheap. And it's not just about appearances. Doing anything to save a buck can backfire if you’re buying shoddy products solely because they cost the least. They won’t last, and you’ll have to buy more. That’s not saving money – it’s wasting money.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.