Well, let me explain myself: Frugal = Riding a bike to work to save gas. Poor = Riding a bike to work because you have no money for gas. Frugal = Buying a used car when you can afford a new car. Poor = Not having a car. Frugal = Raising chicken in order to keep your food bill down. Poor = Raising chiken in order to eat. Frugal = Buying clothes at a thrift store because it is the hip thing to do. Poor = Buying clothes at a thrift store or go without. Frugal = Working until you are 75 because you just want to work. Poor = Working until you are 75 because you never made enough to retire. OK, I'm not really that poor, but I feel that I'm close.