Their housekeeping was of a very frugal kind: not only because that was the safest way of life, involving the least offence to the people, but because they were not rich, and Charles, throughout his imprisonment, had had to pay heavily for his bad food, and for his guard, and towards the living of the poorer prisoners.
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A good salary and frugal spending habits led to a large bank account.
She was raised with frugal habits and always orders tap water to drink at a restaurant.