January 19, 2004 at 10:52 pm #20970
i have found thru the years that just not talking about my frugality or even good deals i find with my inlaws and even some frineds works best for me .
i use to share with them where good deals etc were but not anymore – and TBH they will be forever broke too unless they hit the lottery – but dont seem interested in how not to be that way .
they never really tormented me but i also think they dont take some of it, esp. my ebaying so i can stay at home FT with the childen – as very serious .
On the other hand they and some of dh’s siblings also seem to assume we have extra money we dont have because we dont groan about money and not having it to do things that others can do or things they have.