How To Vote With Your Dollars

Casting VotesI love this quote by Anna Lappe. “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”

I have a awesome farmers market within walking distance of my house. The produce is organic, locally sourced, fresh and tasty. Shopping there is definitely more expensive then going to my local Safeway, but I don’t care! I love the experience of the market and feel that it’s more important to support the market than save a few bucks.

Every time a dollar leaves our wallets we are putting it back to work in our economy. Your purchases support the company who created the product by increasing their revenue. When I can, I’d like to give some of that revenue back to my local farmers and not my big box grocer.

Voting with your dollars also has more immediate impact. It just feels better, even luxurious, to spend money on things that matter to us. It also makes it easier to cut back in the areas that don’t.

Spend on what matters, discard the rest.

The key is prioritization.

Now its your turn:
1. What you want to support with your dollars? (Maybe its food, travel, hobbies)
2. Where can you cut back to make this happen?

Leave your answers in the comments below.