There are a lot of people who don’t feel energized after drinking a 5 Hour energy, but many others, including myself find they really do feel great for the rest of the day. But with only the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, the main thing that makes it actually work is B Vitamins. So, if you happen to be one of the people who feel energized after a 5 Hour energy, try taking a few B vitamin or multi-vitamin supplements. They’re a lot cheaper and just as effective.
The Popcorn Test has performed a test to evaluate the cost per popped kernel of popcorn of a variety of national brands. Act II is half the price of their competitors and the author has voted them the best tasting as well. Yay for the winner.
I personally was born with a black thumb of death. The second I try to grow a healthy plant, it falls over and dies. Still, I have found that growing herbs is a great way to save money and have more delicious meals. Even those of you like me that cannot grow plants for the life of them can usually handle herbs. They don’t need to fruit, they can miss watering on a regular basis, and the just don’t care about you like other plants seem to. I also seem to be doing ok with squash, but we have yet to see if they actually grow into veggies or if I just have weird looking leafy things in my dirt for the rest of the summer.
That being said, it’s debatable on whether growing a garden these days can actually save you money. Even my precious squash are only 69 cents a pound at Henry’s right now. Herbs are the only thing that seem to be very expensive to buy fresh and cheap to grow. For the price of one box of fresh herbs, you can buy a small herb plant at Rite Aid right now, and grow your own, and have them when you need them. I have parsley, thyme, dill, basil and mint. They all love me. Dill likes less water and mint likes more…there’s the secret to growing herbs. Gardening Links Below
You know you’re supposed to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. But what if you’re a cheapskate and don’t want to shell out for a job you aren’t sure if you will ever get? Here’s some tips to save money when getting your professional duds.
Thrift Store!!!! To some people, this one’s obvious. To others, they envision a row of 1970′s business suits with moth holes in them. The thrift is a great way to pick up a suit, tie, shoes, skirt, etc. at a great price. Because people of all income levels, styles and sizes donate to the thrift store, there’s always a great chance that you’ll find something that suits you.
And remember that a lot of people will donate their clothes as soon as they buy this season’s latest styles, which means there’s always fairly fresh duds in there at a fraction of the cost of Nordstrom Rack. More After The Jump
MSN has a great article with 25 cheap ways to stay cool this summer. If you’re don’t even have air conditioning, try this article on staying cool with out one.
The best tip you can gain from these articles is to get some fans! Fans are a cheap way to feel cooler, and if you put a bowl of ice in front of them, it’s even better. Even if you have an A/C, buy a darn fan!