I ran across this quote in one of My Two Dollar’s articles a little while back and think it does a great job of summing up the attitude that frugal people have towards money (at least for me)
We save money for what is important to us, not what is important to other people. And that allows us to live a comfortable life on our terms, not on other people’s. We do not make a lot of money, lest you think that. We are just very careful what we spend it on.