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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Going Vegan On A Budget

budget vegan meal plan
What do you think about the recent hype concerning plant-based meat burgers? I think its ridiculous. A waste of money. The science of transforming plants, like legumes and grains, into a product that tastes like meat is in its infancy. Also, the problem is that Impossible Burgers and Awesome Burgers are designed to taste like meat. They aren’t healthy. Plant-based burgers sold in fast-food restaurants...

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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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