If you were very experienced with long distance hiking, a very fast hiker, and somewhat antisocial, maybe. Many fresh hikers take a lot of expensive perks in the early part of their hike, possibly to heal both mind and body. Hikers also tend to swap out a lot of gear at the same time.
So if you're trail hardened and have lots of experience, you won't feel a need to do that. You'll also schedule your hike so that you aren't stopped by snow, or rather, you'll have the skills and confidence to continue. Staying away from groups means you'll only go into town when only you need to, and for as long as only you need to. Being fast reduces your time on the trail, and can in turn saves you money.