Monday, October 29, 2018

7 Amazing Tips To Help You Eat More Cheaply As A Vegan

7 Amazing Tips To Help You Eat More Cheaply As A Vegan: A growing number of people have ditched animal products in recent years, with The Vegan Society saying there are currently around 600,000 vegans aged 15-plus in Great Britain.

In addition, there are reportedly around 22 million flexitarians - people who dip in and out of a plant-based diet.

Despite this, many people still worry that vegan food is too expensive. Clare Francis, Savings and Investment Director, Barclays has shared these budgeting tips with Plant Based News readers showing how it's possible to enjoy a plant-based diet on a budget.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Last Week's Frugal Accomplishments and Garage Sale Finds - The Prudent Homemaker Blog

Last Week's Frugal Accomplishments and Garage Sale Finds - The Prudent Homemaker Blog: The weather was perfect this week. We enjoyed having the windows open all day long every day. We only had to use the fans for a few hours this past week.

I brought the electric bill down $43 this past week from what the electric company estimated by bill to be this month. Each week, I receive an estimated bill amount, based on past and current usage. I always challenge myself to bring it lower than the estimated amount. The week before I brought it down $10. My bill will now be $53 less than it would have been. I continue to be diligent in turning things off when not in use, using the lights less, even in the early morning before sunrise (For instance, I use the single light over the tub rather than the entire set of bathroom lights while showering, using one bulb instead of 8, and even though our kitchen has no windows, I keep the kitchen lights off as much as possible once the sun is up.) I have 8 days remaining and I am trying to bring the bill down even more, as always, though it will be more of a challenge this week as temperatures won't have dropped as much, so I'll have to be more creative and mostly more diligent about my electricity usage in order to achieve my goal of coming in under the estimated amount. Last week's electricity cost $22 for the week ($3.14 a day). I know I can get it just a little lower (just under $3 a day) when the weather is as good as this if I am diligent.