I want to encourage the married women out there who save money for their family . . .
At Safeway tonight, a shopper made a comment to me that the B1G1 deal he saw was awful and that it was cheaper at the dollar store. I agreed and said I’d never pay that “sale” price and ended up telling him about my website. He said, “Your husband must be proud of you.” Yes, he is — and I made sure to remind my husband that he was proud, when I told him the story when I came home. :) (Thank you, kind Safeway shopper, if you’re here. I should have asked your name.)
I don’t hear it often, maybe once or twice a year. But, when I hear something similar, it’s usually from male cashiers, as I’m paying. Women are impressed with the savings, but they never say that my husband must be proud or lucky. That comes from men. I think most men value frugality and paychecks being stretched and appreciate it when we are helping to do that. (Of course, I realize this is a generalization and your husband may dislike the fact that you like bargains. I’m fortunate and I hope you are, too!)
My husband knows that he’s lucky my hobby is saving money vs collecting something expensive. Some collect purses or figurines. I guess I collect free toothpaste and shaving cream. :)
You may not hear it from your husband, but I’m guessing most of them are proud of you. Yes, there are times you probably annoy him with something bargain related, but overall . . . you are valued! Keep up the good work!