Cheapskate Confessions: The odd couple

Alex Ellie
4 min readMar 16, 2023

Does anything seem amiss with the photo above?

Maybe you can’t see clearly with all that text in the way.

Here, take another look:

It’s just an ordinary pair of work gloves that you can use for gardening or DIY.

Except one is not like the other. They’re not from the same original pair.

Now you’re probably thinking something like this to yourself:

“Ahh, nice one Alex. You’re practicing what you preach. You used it until its breaks, you sly devil you.”

Well, it’s true. They are being used until they break.

But that’s not today’s cheapskate confession.

Rather, whether we’re going for an afternoon stroll or walking to the shops, there’s plenty of opportunities to make money or save money.

For starters, you can make money by collecting bottles for profit from recycling. You can even pocket money (last year I found a $50 note on the road).

Or you can pick up various odds and ends to use later.



Alex Ellie

We’re Alex & Ellie, a 30-something married couple who started HisHerMoneyGuide to highlight how you can join us and reach financial independence sooner.