Tips for Saving Money on Everyday Items


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- In this episode I'm gonna show you

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how you can spend less in
your everyday purchases

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so that you can pay off
debt and save money.

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(upbeat music)

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Alright here's the deal, guys.

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We spend money; it's what we do.

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It's part of our culture,
it's part of our country.

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In order to live, we have to spend money.

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But the question is
are we spending wisely?

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Well in today's episode we are going

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to answer a few questions like

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should you buy quality over quantity,

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should you buy name brand or generic,

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and then my friend Jenna
is stopping by later

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to tell us how we can save
money on our groceries.

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Thank you Jesus, hallelujah,
'cause we all need that.

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So these are all things
that are ultimately

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going to save you money so that you can

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pay down debt or build
up your emergency fund.

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Because here's the deal: we work hard

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for the money we're spending,
so let's spend it wisely.

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And it's a bonus for this episode

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because I love to spend money.

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Yes I am a spender and one of the things

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I love to spend money on is clothes.

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(carefree piano music)

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Okay this is a category though, people,

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that is super easy to cut out

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when you are getting out of debt.

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So listen, ladies and gentlemen,

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you'll love to spend money on things

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like a nice bag or maybe some great shoes,

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but your retirement and your kids' future

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are more important, so remember that.

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You have to have your
value system in place.

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But when you're thinking
through buying clothes,

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I always think about do I
wanna buy quality or quantity?

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And over the three decades
of my life here on earth

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I've realized the older that I've gotten,

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the older and wiser, I've
actually enjoyed having

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a lot more quality pieces than quantity.

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Like I would rather have
just a couple of pairs

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of jeans versus all these jeans

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and after you wash them three times

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they don't fit anymore and
you have to give them away.

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So I really do, I like
to invest in things.

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And so a couple of things
that I do invest money in

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when it comes to my clothes
are jackets, shoes, and jeans.

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So jackets, I do, I love jackets.

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When you can find a good winter jacket,

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it's amazing 'cause it'll
last you for seasons.

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And one jacket that I did
have a little bit of an

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investment in—took me a
little bit to save but I saved,

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and I brought it to show you
because I love it so much—

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is my leather moto jacket. Yes.

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It's from Zora and it's fake leather.

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It's faux, so PETA don't get
mad at me, okay? It's fake.

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But oh it is so fun. I love it.

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Sometimes when I'm out in L.A.

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I don't even put my arms through

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and I just look all fancy and yeah.

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It's so great, it's so cute,

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and it's actually really warm.

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But again, I spent a
little bit of money on it.

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But I was like you know I'm gonna wear it,

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I love it and I've had it for five years

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and it has been old trusty for me.

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It makes me feel a whole lot
cooler than I actually am.

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And then the other thing I
will spend money on are shoes.

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Listen, I love Target, don't get me wrong.

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But I used to buy so many
pairs of shoes from there

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and after a while, after
like a year or even two

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in the best world
possible, they'd be done.

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They just wouldn't fit
anymore, they'd be tearing,

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and I was like ugh. So I just learned

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if I'm gonna buy a pair of shoes,

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I'd rather have a few pairs

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but that are nicer and
that I can invest in.

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And in my world, heels
are a part of the gig.

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I wear heels when I speak,
usually I wear them here

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on the show, if I'm doing a media hit.

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And so this is a part of my wardrobe

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that I'm like okay, I'm
gonna put some money in

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and get some comfortable heels.

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So if you follow me on Instagram,

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you know my love for Mr. Sam Edelman.

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Yes he is wonderful. We love Sam.

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But they're like my go-to heels.

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And look at these
white patent leather pumps.

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I mean, I'm sorry, I mean
they're just so cute okay.

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But they do run a little bit more

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and they're not crazy, they're
not $900, absolute insane.

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But they do run a little bit more

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than what I would think
I would normally pay,

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but again they last and they last

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and they last and they are comfortable.

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So heels may not be part
of your everyday wardrobe,

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but if you are a stay-at-home mom

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or maybe you're home a lot
like one of my girlfriends ...

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She like lives in yoga pants
and she loves her yoga pants.

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She's like you know what I've invested

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in two nice pairs, Lululemons,

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and that's all she wears
'cause they last forever.

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So find the things that
are part of your wardrobe

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that you wear every day and invest in them.

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And then the last but not
least for me are jeans.

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I wear jeans like all the time.

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I love a good pair of jeans.

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So I've invested in a few
pairs of nice blue jeans.

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Now I will get an Anne Taylor Loft sale

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every now and then and
buy some trendy jeans,

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but for just some classic blue jeans

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I have invested some money
in. So these are Paige brand.

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Again not sponsored but that's what it is.

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And so I have found
some good quality jeans.

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So those are some pieces
that I do, I invest in.

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Now if you do have some investment pieces,

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remember a couple of things.

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Number one, still wait on the sales, okay.

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Sam Edelman, he's got some good sales.

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Sometimes he'll have 30% off,

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and then I will buy it then.

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So don't be afraid to look for the sale.

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And then number two,
depending on the price point,

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have a price point in mind
and if you're married,

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you and your spouse agree
on it, but wait overnight.

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And this is true if it's
a more expensive item.

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If you just see it and
you're like oh my gosh

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I wanna buy it, wait overnight,

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see if the emotion dies down,

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and then you'll know, okay, I
really do wanna purchase this.

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Now for me the quantity pieces,

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the pieces that I won't
spend as much money on

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are things like trendy things,
like I told you, jeans.

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There was a thing with flair or something

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at the end of jeans, like that,

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I'm not gonna buy a
really nice pair of that

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'cause next season that's
probably not gonna be in style.

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So I'll go buy something on sale

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at like a Loft or something like that.

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So trendy pieces I buy more inexpensive.

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And jewelry, I don't have
very expensive jewelry.

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Most of my jewelry is very inexpensive

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because I like to trade it
out, change some stuff up.

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And so that's where I like to have

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more quantity over quality.

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Now this was one area of my life

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that in my early 20s especially,

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I would always compare how I looked

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and my clothes with other people's.

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I'd see other people at
work or maybe at church

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or out and about or on Instagram,

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and I'm like oh my gosh they
just always have cute clothes

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and I just never felt like
man I just wanna be like them.

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And it's funny 'cause
the older I've gotten,

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the less I care about that.

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I enjoy it more for
myself and I have learned

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to be content in this area of my life.

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And so I do it because
I enjoy it personally

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and I really have
stopped comparing my life

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to other people's when it
comes to this part of my life,

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which I'm so thankful that I have found

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that part of contentment.
And so if contentment

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is something you struggle with,

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maybe it's clothes,
maybe it's other things,

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it's a daily decision that
we have to make to be content.

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And it's really hard. So
if you are on that journey

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or you wanna start that journey,

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I have a new Contentment Journal out

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that walks you through 90 days of prompts

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every day taking you through
on how to be content.

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And so it's so fun; it's been
out for a little bit now.

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We've gotten such great feedback

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'cause it really is helping people

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and my heart and my soul is
in that. It is so so good,

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and it's challenging and it's encouraging,

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so all the things. If you want to find

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contentment, make sure to check that out.

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Coming up next, I'm really excited

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to share with you some
secret shopping tips

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that not a lot of people know about.

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Family is one of the most
important parts of my life.

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And making sure everyone is
taken care of is a top priority.

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That includes more than
just meal planning,

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entertaining the kids, and taking care

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of all the day-to-day needs.

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That's why I recommend
having life insurance.

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Now when you're shopping for it,

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you might wonder should I get

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term life insurance or
whole life insurance?

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I always recommend term insurance.

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It's going to save you tons of money

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that you can put toward
paying off your debt

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and funding your emergency fund.

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For a 30-year-old male, a
20 year $250,000 policy

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would cost just $15 a month for term life.

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However the same policy for whole life

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would be $190 per month.
That is a huge difference.

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(upbeat music)

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Alright, the next question
I ask myself while shopping

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is should I buy generic or name brand?

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Now according to The Wall
Street Journal, overall

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generic products cost 29%
less than name-brand products.

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You guys, that's an easy way to save

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30% of your money right there,

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without ever having to
cut back. It's amazing.

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Now if you're wondering if generic

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is really as good as the
name brand, I will tell you.

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Doctors and professional chefs think so.

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When surveyed, chefs are more likely to buy

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generic over name brand,
especially when it comes

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to things like baking
ingredients, soups, and dips.

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And doctors and pharmacists
are more likely to do the same.

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90%, 90% buy generic
over name-brand medicine.

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I couldn't believe that.

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Alright, one of my favorite
stores in the world is Costco.

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You walk into Costco and you're just like

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all good things happen
here; it's just fantastic.

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Now Costco has a generic line
called Kirkland Signature,

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and some of the items that
are Kirkland Signature items

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are actually the exact same
as some name-brand items.

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Kirkland Signature batteries, you guys,

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are made by Duracell, that's right.

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But you buy the generic and save money.

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Kirkland Signature Coffee,
you won't believe it,

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but it's true, roasted by Starbucks.

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Kirkland's pet food, which
I'm not gonna pick up,

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'cause you know, don't wanna
show off how strong I am,

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is made by Diamond. And if you've ever

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bought Diamond dog food, you know

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it's great quality but it's really pricey.

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But Kirkland's is 30% cheaper.

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And the last one that
absolutely shocked me,

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but rumor has it that
Kirkland's professional

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salon-formula moisturizer shampoo

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and conditioner are made by Pureology.

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Ladies, I use Pureology and I love it

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and Costco's products,
these, they're like $9.99

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and Pureology costs like 65 bucks!

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Okay, I will say I couldn't
find definite proof

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anywhere on Pureology
or Costco to admit this,

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but the ingredients are exactly the same

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and everywhere on the
internet says that it's true.

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So it must be right, right?

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But I really wanna know,
if you've tried the whole

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shampoo thing, tell me about it.

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I wanna know if it's true or not.

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I'll say this, it does not smell the same,

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but all the ingredients are. I
couldn't believe it, amazing.

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Alright, I went into my Facebook community

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to ask you guys what you've saved money on

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and got some really great ideas.

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Ashlee said that she swapped Girl

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Scout cookies for Aldi's cookies.

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I will admit when I read this,

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I was like no way, is that true?

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And like half the people
on my team were like

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yes we've tried it and it's so good.

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So Ashlee, props to you.

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Gretchen said I switched
from Bounty paper towels

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to Kirkland's brand from Costco.

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Amede said Aldi's brand, Burman's mayo,

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is identical to Hellman's.

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And Tyler said that they swapped all

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of their household items
from Walmart to Dollar Tree.

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And our monthly expense
went from $150 a month

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to less than $25—absolutely amazing.

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Love that. Ways to spend
money wisely, guys. I love it.

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Now the last place that we can save

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a lot of money is at the grocery store.

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And for some smart shopping
tips, Jenna Waters is back.

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Alright you guys, we talk all the time

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about how food busts our budget.

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I know it does mine;
it does so many people.

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So I brought Jenna
Waters back. You're back!

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Thanks for coming.
- Yeah it's so fun to be back.

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Thanks for having me.
- And we're gonna

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walk through multiple ways
that you can save money

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at the grocery depending
on what you're buying,

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and then at the end we're
actually going to make

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a meal together that's
really budget friendly.

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So I'm really excited, and
Jenna you're a mom of three,

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expecting number four.
- Yes expecting number four.

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- Congratulations.
- Food is important

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in our house so it has
to be good and healthy,

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but definitely within the budget.

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'Cause lots of hungry mouths.

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- Yes okay, so starting off,
some great places to save.

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- So starting off, I always find that we

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wanna find this balance
between health and budget.

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I feel like those are the major variables,

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but yet still for it to be convenient.

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And so there are a lot of different brands

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that we could go to but a lot
of the health food brands,

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even though they're great,
they're really expensive.

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So finding creative ways to find that

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middle of the road I
think is really essential

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to balancing the health budget at home.

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So one place I love to think about

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in the grocery store
is that middle section.

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Things like sauces, condiments, marinades.

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- Which is my favorite,
I love a good condiment.

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- That's right.
- I really do.

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- Lots of flavor.
- It's so good, yes.

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- And those essential for good cooking.

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So we want the good stuff
but at the right price.

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So one great example of
that is salad dressings.

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So just a generic brand-
name salad dressing

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can be upwards of $3.50 to
$4 for a 16-ounce bottle,

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but often times pretty
much every salad dressing

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in the grocery store is gonna be made

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with things like canola
oil and soy bean oil

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which are not the healthiest oils for us.

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So to find a good quality dressing

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that has olive oil or avocado oil in it,

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you're gonna pay a lot of money.

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And so making our own blend at home

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which is literally just olive oil,

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balsamic vinegar, our homemade herb blend,

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and some water is less than $2,

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and it takes 30 seconds just to whip it up

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really, really fast.
- So quick.

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Okay so you know this about me

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'cause I feel like I've told you,

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cooking always is a little intimidating.

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I'm not naturally the best.

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And so making salad dressing,
people would say that,

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and I kinda was intimidated,
I'm not gonna lie.

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I was like oh my gosh how do you do that?

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And I found one easy thing and now I don't

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even use measuring cups, I just

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let the spirit lead.
- You are such a natural, yes.

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- And I shake and it's so good.

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So that's the one place
I literally am like

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it was a little intimidating but it works.

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So $2 you guys, $2 for salad
dressing versus like $8.

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So it's great.
- And I find the same things

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with myself like when
people started mentioning

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making your own almond milk,

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I was like (scoffs) I
don't have time for that,

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but then once we started doing it

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and it takes literally 30 seconds

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after that first initial try

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it makes so much difference.

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So some other categories in
that middle of the grocery store

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would be things like peanut butter.

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A good organic brand of peanut butter

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for 16 ounces can be upwards up of $4

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which isn't so bad but
knowing that that also has

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things in it, additives and such,

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there's a great brand at Costco for $5.

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Their brand is just Valencia
peanuts, which is the

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best peanuts that we can
buy and also just salt.

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Mayonnaise is another great example.

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A small bottle of that is about $2

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for a little container of it.

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Even the--
- Like the cheap stuff.

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- Yeah the cheap stuff that we don't want.

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But the step up, the healthier version

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can be $10 for a little container.

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And so some places that we like to find it

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would be Costco, Thrive Market
which is an online store.

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Yes that's a great money savings area.

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The other section to consider kinda

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budget and brands would be freezer.

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This bag right here is
$3.30 but if you make,

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just get two sweet potatoes,
some olive oil or avocado oil,

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some sea salt, this
can be a dollar or two.

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- And that's the thing,
saving your $3–4

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here or there doesn't seem like a lot,

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but it adds up over time when you do that

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over multiple things.
- Yes oh my goodness.

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- Okay so frozen fruits, I've heard rumors

0:15:51.340,0:15:52.370
all about the frozen fruits.

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So tell me the truth Jenna,
good, cheap, bad, what is it?

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- Frozen fruits can be awesome,

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particularly when a fruit is not in season

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like strawberries in the fall and winter

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are obviously not in
season so you're gonna pay

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a premium for the fresh version of those.

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If you buy the freezer version,

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most of the time these are picked

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at peak ripeness so
they're optimal nutrition.

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- I mean this is a lot of strawberries.

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- That's a lot of strawberries, totally.

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It's four pounds for $10
whereas just a little pint

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or container could be easily five or $6

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for organic.
- Jenna I'm gonna

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confess to you, this is the one place,

0:16:24.056,0:16:26.200
it ends up being
strawberries in our house.

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I don't why, that we end up throwing out.

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And it kills me, I'm like oh my gosh,

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but the frozen, right.
- Yes, you just pull out

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what you need, absolutely.
- Yes I know, that's so good.

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- And we love these for on top of waffles

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or pancakes as kind of like a mock syrup

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or a smoothie.
- And it's less expensive

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when they're not in season.
- Absolutely.

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- Okay so you mentioned
almond milk earlier.

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I'm intimidated, when you
said homemade almond milk

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I was like what, okay
so talk me through it.

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- It can feel daunting for sure,

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but it's literally the easiest thing ever.

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So an organic unsweetened almond milk

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is upwards of $3–4 for 64 ounces.

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This is just two cups
of almonds and water.

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You would just blend this up,

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put fresh water in it, 64 ounces is $2.

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So that's one example of a staple item

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that you can easily make yourself.

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- Okay guys don't be intimidated,

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I know it's a little
intimidating, don't be.

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Wait till the end of the show

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and we're gonna have a
place that you can get

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all these recipes that we're
talking about, homemade.

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Oh it's so good, I love it,
I'm really excited about it.

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I might make homemade almond milk.

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- It might be a thing.
- You never know.

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- It might be a thing that we try.

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So I often say that if we do wanna buy

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name-brand things or ingredients
that are more expensive,

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staples are a great place
to spend that extra money.

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So things like salt, this little container

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just from the generic grocery store is $9

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whereas a large container
from Costco was $11.

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- [Rachel] Yep that's great.

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- Homemade herb blends are another

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place that we can save money.

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A lot of those organic herbs in the

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single containers can be very expensive,

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but when we buy herbs, dried
herbs in bulk, we can do that.

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And fresh herbs, I'm not
exactly a plant lady,

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but if you can just throw
some little plants in a pot,

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this right here would probably
be 1.99 at the grocery store

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versus, if you just bought the stalks.

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But if you bought the
plant, you're gonna--

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- Have more.
- It's a couple dollars

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and it keeps growing for you.

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- Yes so good, okay so we're
gonna dive in and make—

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- So we're gonna do a recipe.
- A great meal.

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- Yep so we're gonna make
Greek chicken kabobs.

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This is one of our all-time
favorite summer foods.

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- [Rachel] So avocado
oil, start with that.

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- [Jenna] So we have
two cups of avocado oil,

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this is just a cup of white vinegar.

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- [Rachel] Okay I'll be the stirrer.

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- That sounds good and then we're gonna do

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two tablespoons of minced garlic.

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And this is just dried mint.

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And then we're gonna do lemon juice.

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Lemon is the acidic component which is

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gonna help tenderize the chicken.

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And then this is our
homemade Ranch seasoning.

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I'm gonna reach for this.
- Okay so what's that.

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- This is chives, garlic
powder, onion powder,

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and this is a blend that I make at home.

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So I would put the chicken in this bag

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and then just pour the marinade in here,

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kinda mix it up, let it
marinate up to overnight,

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but a few hours would be fine.

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And then we'll put it
on skewers and grill it

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and it makes the most tender, juicy,

0:19:13.950,0:19:15.450
flavorful chicken kabobs.

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It's delicious, yeah.
- So yum, oh that's so good.

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And then up next is a salad.
- It's so good.

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Yes this is our Garbanzo Greek salad

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so a lot of good protein,
a lot of good veggies.

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These are our Garbanzo beans,

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red onion, tomatoes, some bell peppers,

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the cucumbers, and the feta.

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And then if you wanna grab the
dressing and pour that over

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then we're just gonna mix it all together.

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So even the kids tend to love that.

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- Yes okay I'm spying a little kids thing.

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- Yeah this is a great
example of kinda brand name.

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These carrots right here
are much more expensive—

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'cause they're already peeled and cut—

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than if you bought a bag of whole carrots.

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Literally two pounds of
this is the same price

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as one pound of the small carrots.

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And these are actually
more nutritionally dense.

0:20:00.570,0:20:04.519
So again, a few extra
seconds, peeling, chopping

0:20:04.519,0:20:07.140
can be a great addition to a kid's lunch.

0:20:07.140,0:20:10.500
These little guacamole
packets are also really good

0:20:10.500,0:20:12.120
because we go through a lot of wasted,

0:20:12.120,0:20:15.023
rotten avocados in our house.

0:20:15.023,0:20:17.540
- You're just like my house, literally,

0:20:17.540,0:20:19.613
literally last night I put five in

0:20:19.613,0:20:21.800
and one of them was growing
something on the side.

0:20:21.800,0:20:25.740
I was like my gosh, and like
Winston hates to waste food.

0:20:25.740,0:20:28.020
He always is like we throw away so much

0:20:28.020,0:20:30.610
like it's been a conversation in our house

0:20:30.610,0:20:31.780
because it happens all the time.

0:20:31.780,0:20:34.500
So all that to say things that go bad

0:20:34.500,0:20:36.240
so quickly like avocado, that's great.

0:20:36.240,0:20:38.300
- So this turkey breast
option is really great

0:20:38.300,0:20:40.010
for kid's lunches or even our lunches

0:20:40.010,0:20:42.800
on top of a salad or in a
wrap or something like that.

0:20:42.800,0:20:43.900
This one I bought from Costco,

0:20:43.900,0:20:45.600
just as a whole turkey breast,

0:20:45.600,0:20:47.430
and I just take it home
and chop it myself,

0:20:47.430,0:20:49.960
stick some in the freezer,
but it's $3.99 a pound

0:20:49.960,0:20:52.560
versus if we were to
find a really good brand

0:20:52.560,0:20:54.850
turkey breast at the
grocery store in the deli

0:20:54.850,0:20:57.210
it can be $10 to $11 a pound easy.

0:20:57.210,0:20:59.760
- Totally, totally, such a great way.

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Jenna thank you, you
seriously bring so much

0:21:01.810,0:21:03.260
wisdom to this part of our lives.

0:21:03.260,0:21:05.460
We're so thankful for you.
Where can everyone find you?

0:21:05.460,0:21:07.540
- So on my website is jennawaters.com,

0:21:07.540,0:21:09.690
my Instagram is jennawatersnutrition

0:21:09.690,0:21:12.510
so I'm usually on there in
some way, shape, or form.

0:21:12.510,0:21:14.060
- And now you're cooking,
doing good stories,

0:21:14.060,0:21:14.893
all of it.
- Cooking with the kids

0:21:14.893,0:21:15.760
on your legs, one on the hip.

0:21:15.760,0:21:17.310
You know that life.
- That's right that's right.

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So great, you guys I'm so pumped

0:21:19.500,0:21:21.300
because everything that we said homemade,

0:21:21.300,0:21:22.920
this is homemade, this is homemade,

0:21:22.920,0:21:24.950
we're going to have the recipes for you.

0:21:24.950,0:21:26.720
So click the link in the show notes

0:21:26.720,0:21:28.660
to make sure that you get
all these great recipes.

0:21:28.660,0:21:30.030
Jenna, you're a life saver.

0:21:30.030,0:21:30.987
- Thanks so much.
- Thanks for coming back on.

0:21:30.987,0:21:33.183
- Thanks Rachel.
- I appreciate it.

0:21:33.183,0:21:35.766
(upbeat music)

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Isn't Jenna great? I love her.

0:21:42.130,0:21:45.247
She brings all the wisdom when
it comes to food, doesn't she?

0:21:45.247,0:21:47.840
Remember though, next
time you're out shopping,

0:21:47.840,0:21:50.530
decide whether you wanna
go quality or quantity

0:21:50.530,0:21:52.550
or go generic versus name brands,

0:21:52.550,0:21:55.350
because all of these decisions
will help save you money.

0:21:55.350,0:21:57.349
So let's be smart shoppers.

0:21:57.349,0:21:59.580
Thanks to Jenna again for coming on

0:21:59.580,0:22:01.980
and giving us some great
tips and click the link

0:22:01.980,0:22:03.906
in the show notes for her recipes.

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