Going Vegan On A Budget

Going Vegan on a Budget
Frivolous lawsuits make me giggle. In November 2019, an Atlanta, Georgia-based vegan man sued Burger King for not explicitly advertising that it’s veggie Impossible Burger is fried in hamburger grease to enhance the taste. (In Burger King’s defense, fast food joints are not ubiquitously thought of as culinary havens for vegans.) The man, a strict vegan who doesn’t eat any animal-derived foods,...

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I Refuse to Pay Marked Up Prices Anymore – It’s Draining My Finances

  I haven’t been in a bar in years. When it comes to watching new films, I have become endeared to watching them on-demand at home. It’s convenient, but it is also easier not to be tempted to buy popcorn or soda at concession stands. When I do go to a restaurant, I always try to stick to water instead of buying beer, alcohol, or soft drinks. I may be becoming a lot more curmudgeonly in my...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality, Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money, saving money

Grocery Rewards Programs: Deep Discounts or Data Mining Risk?

Grocery Rewards Programs
(Image by Eddie Welker via CC BY 2.0 ) “Thank you for shopping here! Would you like to enroll in our shopper’s loyalty rewards program?” I am always puzzled when I hear this phrase after I pay my groceries at a supermarket counter. There was a time when I had a rewards card, loyalty program or shopper’s appreciation card from all of the major supermarkets. I believed I had to get one. What...

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Don’t Fall for These Retailer Tricks – Or It’ll Cost You

Every time I leave a supermarket, convenience store, or pharmacy, I buy a candy bar. I did that for many years, and I paid for it in lost money and gained weight. Impulse buys. Those items are placed by the register to tempt your impulsive tendencies. In fact, the average consumer spends over $5,400 every year on random impulse purchases. What could you do with an extra $5,400? Resist these retailer...

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