Some people feel shame for their frugal life choices. We’re conditioned to believe that only a certain group of people needs to be frugal and that it’s something negative when in reality it can be a great way to save money and live a more sustainable life. These are our two frugal habits you should be proud of.
Thrifting for Clothes
Thrifting for clothes doesn’t mean that you can’t afford new fashion items. It’s a perfect way to get quality clothes in your preferred style at low prices and it has several benefits. First, you’re not creating any new waste. Second, you can find clothes you like regardless of the current fashion trends. And third, you don’t need to support fast fashion brands just because you don’t want or can’t spend a ton of money on eco-conscious brands.
Living Below Your Means
If you feel pressured to always have the latest trends and constantly improve your lifestyle, think about why you’re feeling this way. There’s no logical reason to constantly try to keep up with the Joneses and impress people around you even if you end up in debt. In fact, living below your means and saving a certain amount of money every month will bring you financial and mental freedom over time and that’s way more important than another pair of shoes that only look good in the photos but are very uncomfortable.