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Joint Accounts

Finding the Line Between Frugal and Cheap

How a big spender can find compromise with a super-thrifty partner

Dear Joint Accounts,

I’ve always been a big spender — someone who enjoys a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. At one point, I racked up thousands of dollars in debt, and it took me years to pay it off. But…

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.