Episode 002 Show Notes
Can you save for anything in life and still do the things you really want by just making small changes to the way you buy food?
Maybe you feel like you’re in a rut at the moment financially, or you’re overwhelmed by the idea of making a massive life change to achieve your goals.
Yes, we might get the cash injection we really want from changing jobs with a pay rise or moving to another town, but we’re already living in stressful times, and sometimes we have things going on already that mean we’re just not in the right frame of mind to do a complete 180.
What you need is some small tweaks that you can implement right away without doing any complicated financial acrobatics. We have to change something if we want to move forward, so how about taking a small step today instead?
Today I’m going to talk you through 3 food myths that are likely costing you more than you need to spend on your shopping each time, and how to get around these. If we can kickstart our progress with something easy, then we can feel more positive about tackling the big kahunas later.
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Next Episode: HTSLAB Episode 003: When Is It Worth Paying More
Previous Episode: HTSLAB Episode 001: 3 Ways To Save Money On Shopping Fast
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What is the truth about best before and use by dates?
Should we pay more for vegetarian food because it’s “healthier”?
What does “traditionally made” mean?
How can you prototype a side hustle idea even if you don’t have a physical product?
And most importantly:
Was your dinner grown on the Battlestar Galactica?
What’s Your Answer To These?
Let me know in the comments your answer to these, so that I can make sure future episodes are relevant to you:
Do you eat plant-based all the time/more often these days?
What are your tips to save money on food?
Would you like to eat more plant-based, but can’t seem to do it? How come?
What’s your drink of choice? Gin? Alcohol free?
Enquiring minds wanna know!
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Related Blog Posts & Episodes
Episode 001 also mentions tips for Supershoppers:
Save Money Good Food – each episode recap outlines which food to freeze
How To Eat Plant-based On A Budget – including ways to increase confidence in the kitchen
Recommended Resources In This Episode
SerpRank Terms and Conditions Generator for your endeavours (available for free at time of writing. You likely need to create a login).
Genesis Simple Edits Plugin for editing your WordPress website without having to learn complex coding
Squanderlust: Financial well-being podcast about the emotional side of money. If you listen, why not leave Alex and Martha a review to let them know you heard about their show here first?
The quote at the end comes from cult TV classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Seasons 1-7 of Buffy on DVD are great value IMHO (i.e. over 100 hours of entertainment!), or it’s available to Prime members. If you want to watch before you buy, get a free trial of Amazon Prime Video.
P.S. The monsters are a metaphor for life. You got that, right?
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I made a comment towards the end about designing navigation menus for your blog or a business site. It’s difficult to unknow something once you know it, but it’s likely ingrained from Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think. It’s still a bestseller after all these years because while technology evolves, there are some basic fundamentals of a good user experience.
Try Steve’s follow up Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems for a more recent read on improving your side hustle/business website. (Or it applies really to anything you make for other users! So any products in your side hustle too).
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