14. Being one of Those Neighbors
If you are a tightwad and won’t ever lend a wrench or a cup of sugar because you are the suburban Scrooge McDuck, you are not saving money–you are making enemies. There may come a time when you are lying in the driveway with a coronary and the neighbors kids just whizz by on their bikes because you are the “mean guy” on the block, and they fear you. There’s a fine line between letting others take advantage and just being cheap who staunchly believes “never a borrower or lender be”. Yeah, your motto is saving money, but your house is the first one to get egged on Halloween.