If you are totally foreign to the concept of minimalism, you will be quick to label aspiring minimalists as 'cheapskates' or a 'Scrooge'.
I can't blame you. In fact, it took me awhile to understand the idea behind minimalism and I'm still learning, every day.
There is a very fine line between a minimalist and a Scrooge.
As an outsider looking in, money seems to take on a central role for both minimalists and Scrooges. The difference, of course, lies in the way money is viewed and the purpose behind each lifestyle.
"A minimalist reduces excess stuff to focus on adding value to his/her and other people's lives. On the other hand, a Scrooge reduces the quality of his/her life by exploiting others for the sake of senseless hoarding."