One of the best ways to save money, I have discovered over the years, is to surround yourself with frugal friends.
If you have keeping-up-with-the-Joneses types of friends, you're an oddball for cutting up old t-shirts into rags. You're an eccentric, at best, for outfitting yourself in thrift shop finds. And you're downright weird if you happen to let slip that you dip into the recycling bins to hunt for coupons.
But in frugal friendship circles, you're a genius.
Here are a few more truths I've discovered about my dearest, most thrifty, companions: