Is it just me, or is it true…Mormon’s have a cheap mentality. It seems to me that it might even be part of our Mormon culture to be cheap. Maybe I’m more sensitive about this than others because I’m in business.
Maybe I’m just more aware of the cheapness when it comes to Mormons that we deal with. Here’s what I mean. Our movie theater in Utah has the lowest snack bar sales per ticket sold than any other location in the 7 other states I’ve owned theater in.
Our bridal store has the largest selection of modest wedding gowns in the entire Northwest. Prices range from $250-$600 for these gowns. We couldn’t sell a $1,000 modest gown no matter what. In fact we’ve even had Mormons come in and try on our gowns and tell us to our face they are doing it to get ideas so they can make their gown. (That’s never happened with the regular immodest gown selection).
Our fitness club has had a large number of Mormons who have taken advantage of our one month’s free membership, but so far only one has signed up for a regular membership.
My wife is a bargin maniac. If it’s not on sale…she won’t buy it. Thrift store shopping is common amoung our culture. Our ward even has a 5 week SS class on budgeting, spending and finances.
What causes all this? Since we pay tithing and other offerings does that make us more money conscious and frugal? Do our large families (which aren’t so large anymore) make it so we have to be more careful with our money? Are we all planning on going on missions when we retire, so we are saving like crazy now so we can afford it?
Is it just me?