1. Our first life hack comes from reader Paul Corrado, who recommends using No Doz instead of more expensive caffeinated beverages such as coffee and energy drinks. One pill of No-Doz contains a whopping 200 mg of caffeine or one or two cups of coffee. Yet unlike energy drinks and coffees that can cost between $2-3 each, one No Doz pill costs about $0.13 cents or about $7.47 for a pack of 60 from Walmart. If you pop two pills a day, over a course of one year, that means you'd be spending just $90 on your caffeine fix. That could save you roughly $1,900 on daily coffees or energy drinks!
For those annoyingly self-disciplined wise folks who always make coffee at home, you'll still be saving money and time. After all, while it seems like it would just take a few minutes to make coffee, it takes years when it's the wee hours of the morning and it's freezing outside. Who among us has not pressed snooze a billion times before begrudgingly turning on the coffee machine and finally waking up?? With a caffeine pill like No-Doz on your bedside table, however, you can save yourself a few extra minutes you can use to get a head start on the day, but more likely just sleep in. Win-win either way.
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- "Lasts Forever": An overhaul of the former "product recommendation section", this new feature will highlight products that are amazing investments because they can last years.
- "Consensus Favorite": Every week, I want to start featuring products that you absolutely love or want, from brands and sources that you trust. Email us at email@example.com with these products, source, and/or brand recommendations and I can feature them here. I'll find out where and when you can get the best discounts on them. I'll also be featuring the highest quality products according to the experts here as well. Even if a product is not usually ever on sale, if they're so durable or powerful enough to make a great investment, I can feature these here as deals as well.
- "Cheap Tricks": I actually launched this feature a while back so many of you already have read this section before. Here I'll feature suggestions and tips on how to save money, not by spending, but by being frugal. Send us your recommendations and I can feature you here!