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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$2,245 For A Peloton Bike? Here Are Affordable Ways To Stay In Shape

  (Image by Steve Jurvetson via CC BY 2.0 ) I don’t think outrage culture is a new concept at all. It has only become more instantaneously recognizable in the age of the internet. I think outrage culture is just weaponized procrastination by any other name. Or, a celebration of procrastination culture. It’s one thing to offer constructive criticism, and culturally time-sensitive smart-aleck...

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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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51% of Americans Use Public Pools as a Bathing Substitute

Do you believe in the, “cleaner behind than thou,” theory? That is the chance you take every time you jump into a public pool. I have never liked visiting public pools or water parks. Ever since I was a child, I just found them to be creepily unhygienic places to visit. For one thing, I have never enjoyed unclothing in front of scores of strangers to change into a bathing suit. There may be curtains...

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