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What Is Opportunity Cost

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Single-Cup Brewing

Single-Cup Brewing

It is more efficient to brew one cup at a time and you can choose from a great variety. However, it can be very costly. The excess packaging also causes environmental problems.

Using regular ground coffee with a reusable filter in your single-cup brewer may be a little more work, but will save you money.


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Microwave Popcorn

Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn is a great, healthy snack.

Instead of buying popcorn in microwave bags, one can also pop corn at home for much less than the bagged kind.


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Bottled Water

Bottled Water

Bottled water drinkers give 3 main reasons for their choice: 

  • Taste: Many claim their tap water tastes bad, but a simple pitcher filter can probably fix it.
  • Safety: Bottled water is not necessarily safer than public water sources. A high-end filter can remove impurities from tap water.
  • Convenience. A decent filter and a reusable bottle or stainless-steel flask can replace bottled water.


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Dryer Sheets

Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets are not that expensive but can cause other problems and health risks. Some of the chemicals used to produce a fresh scent are toxic, while others are known allergens. Dryer sheets can also damage certain types of clothes.

Reusable or DIY Dryer Balls can be used as an alternative.


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Cable or Satellite TV

Cable or Satellite TV

You don’t really need a cable or satellite connection to watch your favorite TV shows.

Cheaper alternatives include streaming, downloads, library discs or network TV.


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Other money-wasters

Consider other money-wasters, for instance, in-app purchases in games, bank and credit card fees, or a lottery ticket.

Take a good look at every single expense in your budget and ask yourself if it is a good use of your money.


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