kiwifly Posted June 23, 2008 Share Posted June 23, 2008 My closest friend of 10+ years has recently started to act really tight with her money. She comes from a well-off family, holds a well-paying job (and even has a second one just so she can get more money in) and still lives with her parents, yet when it comes to spending any of it she makes a big deal even out of the smallest things. The reason why I'm bringing this up here is because her stinginess is really effecting our friendship. We don't even go out to expensive places - I'm talking about the cheapest coffee place on the block - and yet she still stands there and talks about how to order the cheapest cup or the cheapest snack to go with it (she'll make a comment even about 20 cents!). Even last night, we wanted to try out a new place to eat. We had no idea what the prices would be like, and I have to admit they were a bit on the higher side than usual but I figured I could afford just one night like that. Her? The entire time she kept complaining how expensive it was, and whenever the waiter came by she would make it clear to him she wasn't happy with their prices. She talks about these things out loud and it's just becoming embarrassing, especially at events when things are free - she'll stand there eating the food even when she's not hungry, simply because it's free! I'm at the point where I don't even want to go out with her anymore. I understand how there's a fine line between being responsible with your money and being cheap, but I think she's clearly crossed that line. I mean, I don't even have as much money as her, but I always manage it so that I have money to spend to go out with friends. Any ideas on what I can do? She gets easily upset too so I'm not sure how to begin approaching her about this... Link to comment
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