*I am fully aware that not all vegans are frugal (and most definitely not all frugalls are vegan…) but i do believe there are striking similarities between the two- that suggest that if you belong to 0ne of the groups- than you should consider joining the other, too.
#1. Vegan cooking Is based on cheap ingredients. Fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, grains- all cheap and accessible.
#2.no more looking for “genuine leather” expensive stuff! Shoes, bags, belts, wallets- you can be that unique person with the melissa shoes (again- i am not sponsored by them or anybody else, just like their shoes) –melissa shoes or original non leather tote-vegan totes.
#3. All vegan food products can be composted , great for the gardeners pocket and for the environment.
#4.Vegan food is so exciting you tend to want to learn to cook and experiment -so obviously less eating out=less spending.
#5. growing vegan food takes significantly less water and if you go organic- doesn’t contaminate the soil at all-unlike you know what….
#6.both veganism and frugality rely on planning ahead. if you don’t plan ahead as a vegan, you might find your self either hungry or eating unhealthy nutrient empty food, which leads to being weak- and perhaps giving up . frugality -in my opinion- demands careful planning in order to know where you stand and how to achieve your goals. in that sense, both approaches demand:
#7: being mindful. both approaches that are pursued after much thought and contemplation. in both approaches you are fully aware of your choices- and decisions -every step of the way.
#8. both are ethical approaches- that believe in minimizing harm done to the planet.
#9. both were (in the past) not very popular but are on the sure path for world success. this is more true currently about veganism but the early retirement idea has many followers , and i believe that as soon as people understand the strong connection between saving most of their salary and retiring at younger age- frugality will have the same hype as veganism does.
#10. come on- aren’t you convinced yet??i believe that once you follow an ethical path you believe in, you are bound to be more confident, relaxed, and content.