[Blind Gossip] This famous film actor was having lunch with a friend recently.
He was leaving a tip for a meal and he was calculating it to the last penny. His friend jokingly asked him why he was being so cheap and [Actor] told him that for a long time, he didn’t know if he was going to make it as an actor. He was working odd jobs, but money was so tight that he couldn’t afford even basic groceries. Milk was one of the expensive things that he could not afford, so he would buy a box of Cheerios for $1 and eat a bowl of it with cold water poured over it every morning. Apparently, he’s been cheap ever since.
Sounds like he has good reason for being tight with a dollar!
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[Optional] Do you have any habits that were born out of frugality?