cheap healthcare* in my case.Sabaka wrote: ↑Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:03 amExpanding on what is written above, an interesting aspect of pursuing FIRE in the U.K is that as a country we're almost a blend of the United States and Western Europe. So we have some areas where our system more represents the European side of things (free healthcare, etc) and others where we are more like the U.S (tax-free investment pots, etc). Overall it produces a system which I think is one of the most suited to FIRE in the world, so no complaining from me
I truly wish more things were tax-free here, but I must also add that I feel relatively protected from sudden high costs in this system.
Also: no student debt because education is so cheap.
Sure & thank you.Sabaka wrote: ↑Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:03 amWelcome Mae I'd be interested to know how you go about your vegan lifestyle whilst pursuing FIRE? I only ask because I recently started eating pretty much full vegan, and I've noticed that a vegan diet can either be very expensive (if you use lots of speciality items) or very cheap (if you don't).
Congratulations on the savings rate!
Things I stopped doing: buying processed vegan food (faux cheeses, burgers, yoghurt, etcetera), going to vegan restaurants
Things I started doing: eat lentils, beans and chickpeas for protein, buy staple food in bulk whenever possible, recently started a garden, cook large meals and reheat on different days, bring my own snacks (often a piece of fruit and nuts)
Sidenotes: I was vegan before I started pursuing FI. FrugalPatat and I plan our meals, weekly. Supplementing vitamin B12 is a must. (You might as well supplement vitamin D if you're at it.) I recommend Veg1: https://www.vegansociety.com/shop/veg-1-supplements
I hope you persist in your going vegan. It is good for yourself, the planet and the animals.
join the dark side.
We have (vegan, homemade, ultra cheap ingredient) cookies.