penny wise lb foolish?
I'm amazed at some people. I know 2 couples who go through the paper every week and clip coupons and then run to several grocery stores to make sure they get the best deals. Yet these same people buy big ticket items without doing any research or price shopping. I'm talking about home renovations and the like. They accept the first bid or estimate and then make fun of me for the time I spend researching major purchases. Then they suggest that I need to read The Millionare Next Door because I don't play the grocery game and am therefore wasting money. These are highly intelligent people.
I guess they believe the old saying that if you watch your pennies the dollars will take care of themselves. Any one else see this type of irrational behavior?