13 Everyday Things You Should Really Stop Paying For | The Financial Diet Updated on October 15, 2019 By William Clement 100 Comments By William Clement 100 Comments Mike Dannheim May 23, 2019 Paper towels have the advantage that they get used to collect potentially septic substances and then thrown away to a safer place, unlike cloth towels that tend to hang around soiled and damp – increasing their septic tendency to re-pollute the area. Paper towels are also very useful splatter catchers and scratch preventers between your inductive stove top and pots & pans, and then later can multi-purpose as conventional counter wipes and hand wipes to be thrown out. It is handy to buy the half-sheet rolls, rather than the traditional sheet sized, so you can waste less than otherwise. Reply Da blah May 26, 2019 She’s so sexy Reply Lady Moss Loves May 29, 2019 In Australia we have to pay for every “cable” channel. My husband and I constantly cancel and swap between them as soon as we finish watching what we’d like to watch rather than keeping the subscription. Reply Maria Che May 29, 2019 something si wrong with the title…EVERYDAY??? you throw away expired food? maybe your advice is BUY ONKY WHAT U CAN CONSUME FOR A WEEK OR MONTHLY BASIS SO NO WASTAGE… Reply Stacy Hindalong May 29, 2019 I love all of your pillows and think you should add and/or change as your heart desires. Design and comfort. Some things are worth the money. H8rs gonna h8. Reply Laura A May 30, 2019 These advices are useless, the fact that they come from a us citizen, leads me to thinks that you people are used to expent money in the most useless things ever… Reply Arpana Paul May 31, 2019 Plz provide your room tour from which your are recording .. Reply Ghadah Kaleel June 2, 2019 I find it interesting what different people consider essential spices. I put turmeric in almost everything. But I don’t buy chili powder, which I know lots of people use a lot of (just for example) Reply Teddy Bear June 2, 2019 This whole video is dumb, basically all this is about is "give up on convenience to save up money" and that's just wrong, save by avoiding expenses that don't add actually pleasure to your lifeKeep track of what you spend and then take a moment to think about if that purchase was actually something that made your life better Reply Mina Kyprianou June 6, 2019 Lemon and vinegar doesn't disinfect surfaces the same way as cleaners please research your tips before you make these videos Reply Uwe Schroeder June 8, 2019 Don't spend money on membership – she said while advertising for a monthly membership. For one year's worth of freshbooks you can buy quickbooks and use it for years. I have a 2010 version of QB which isn't supported anymore but of course nothing in accounting ever changes so you can still use it. The only downside when you use QB beyond support dates is that you can't import the data to turbotax anymore – it's the thing they do to "encourage" you to buy the new version (where personally I just input it by hand because it's only half an hour extra work) Reply Tessa Mae June 8, 2019 "stains" are just a state of mind! nobody actually knows your dress is stained! only you! Reply Sweetheart Care Bear June 9, 2019 I shop weekly at costco and use my credit card and make $116 cash back. Reply Sweetheart Care Bear June 9, 2019 I buy dog treats only on sale with extra coupons and I make dog biscuits. Reply Sweetheart Care Bear June 9, 2019 I only bu minimal cosmetics that fit in a small lunch box Reply Sweetheart Care Bear June 9, 2019 Use an apron when cooking, works for me. Reply Sweetheart Care Bear June 9, 2019 Turmeric is very good for you. You should have used it! Reply domtamtidam June 11, 2019 Great tips, thank you!! For an even better way to save money on cleaning clothes, I would recommend an old fashioned soap bar made from fat. I make mine from bacon fat that I save and clean. You can go to the butcher and ask for some.It's literally magic and costs so little. You don't have to buy the expensive Tide pen. And for the turmeric… there are lots of great Indian inspired recipes that you could use it in. Golden tea too!I even sprinkle it on someMac n' cheese for extra colour and flavour! 😉 Reply Nataly Napaea June 12, 2019 wowww so impressed with how you describe that whats better for the environment is also cheaper for us! Awesome video! Reply Txx rare June 12, 2019 The Brita filter is trash. It's generally made with plastic and although it's better plastic than the water bottles, it is still pretty bad and micro-particles of plastic will eventually get into your water anyway. Also, it is mass produced usually in China and, well, I don't have to say how much smoke pours out of those factories Reply Ashonestasa Fox aka As Honest As A Fox June 13, 2019 I use a straight razor to get my beard lines right, all you need is a sharpening strip and some good handwork… super great investment. Reply Cara Jerome June 22, 2019 I make my own pet food and my dogs love it. However, considering my dogs will happily eat the droppings from other animals, I don't know why I bother… Reply jdstep97 June 23, 2019 Oh, I'm one of the folks using the h$ll out of my Amazon Prime. Reply jdstep97 June 23, 2019 Over-zealous with the band gestures my dear. But good info. Reply Brian June 24, 2019 Buy the Berkey Filter system if you want actual clean healthy water. Reply Pallavy venila Saminaden June 30, 2019 I use turmeric daily. It gives a nice colour and taste to the meal Reply solarlola 9 June 30, 2019 Amazon knows me personally Reply Angela Kelley July 6, 2019 So I know the zero waste/low impact movement has gained A LOT of traction since this video came out, but if you look for a razor on one of those eco websites they have some REALLY nice metal razors that she's talking about. And the blades come in huge boxes that will forever honestly. Reply akiko Isobel July 10, 2019 Chelsea, everything's a chemical. Even water. Reply ComeAtMeBro July 12, 2019 No one cares about your thin and teased manipulated hair Reply A.v.K. July 15, 2019 I stopped with the woman, the best saving ever. Reply silvermoon July 19, 2019 brita filter adds more bacteria to the water, wouldn't recommend AT ALL Reply Baruch Ben-David July 23, 2019 I don't buy bottled water, and I don't use a filter. I just drink ordinary tap water. Somehow I still survive. Reply 91clasSick July 23, 2019 5. Connect to open, public WiFi.. What incredibly bad advice, safety wise. How much money will you eventually have to spend to get your private pictures etc back when you get hacked? Reply CrowSong Lodge July 27, 2019 I LOVE these suggestions – save money, be green, do what works FOR YOU. Reply MARY LEBEAU July 27, 2019 Is the soda stream as good as the sparkling water at Trader Joe’s? That is my favorite if it is I will definitely buy one thank you 🙏 Reply Michael DeLorme July 28, 2019 Research recipes and different cuisines and find recipes that use turmeric or the spice that you just purchased. One can never have too much turmeric… Reply Anita Hamlin July 28, 2019 Turmeric is something you should learn to use on a regular basis. I add it to so many things! It is a super spice with antioxidants! I really don't use most of anything you speak of. Essential oils, vinegar, bleach, reusable rags are all things I was taught to use and frugality was too! I really never bought into our disposable society, fast food, and I was brought up on thrift stores and rummage sales. My Grandmother and mother sewed our clothes many times, canned food, and we had a garden. Living in the city does make much of this much harder, and I so wish I could sew better. I didn't realize how lucky I had been as a child to have been taught these things when most everyone around me was so different. The ability to cook has proven to be the most important skill especially when I went vegetarian and now vegan. You really have some great advice. Old fashioned wisdom revised for our modern times. I enjoy your videos and really like the new hairstyle, very cute! Reply Cathy Cheatham July 28, 2019 Your haircut is adorable😊 Reply Star Trek Chick July 29, 2019 Individuals with disabilities particularly those with missing limbs or mobility issues in the hands and wrists might absolutely need pre packaged food. Also some individuals might have allergies to certain soaps and might need bottled water on the go. I have to follow sell by dates religiously because I have mast cell activation syndrome. Some people need sterile products if they are immune compromised. Could you do a segment on how to save money as a disabled person? Reply Sincerely Defiant July 31, 2019 Data and phone plans are so freaking expensive in the us. Reply Sincerely Defiant July 31, 2019 Who replaces razors every 3 weeks? Reply Sincerely Defiant July 31, 2019 This all just so….privileged. Reply Sorzin August 1, 2019 But all dog treats are organic. Any thing with a carbon chain is organic. Unless those dog treats are just plain salt and water. Reply Carina Conti August 2, 2019 what about when they say " you keep so much bacteria on rags by your sink Reply Carina Conti August 2, 2019 Olive oil for cleaning make up. I will be totally doing Reply Coffee Lover August 2, 2019 I was asked to buy loyalty card of one of the biggest supermarkets in the country and I always say no. If I do the math, it was like donating the money to them. Php150 for the card valid for 2 years.1 point every Php400. Not a good idea really. Reply MsLia32 August 2, 2019 microtransactions Reply Eadgyt Adba August 2, 2019 90 % chemicals…. facepalm Reply Manuel RomeroClose August 2, 2019 She’s so hot Reply Roo Blue August 6, 2019 Organic honey as a face mask? That's more expensive than an actual face mask and not environmentally friendly either Reply Mildred Acevedo August 7, 2019 Love your information. Keep it up. Reply Rosalyn Twomey August 7, 2019 Pro tip_ share all your subscriptions with your friends and family. I give my bf a spotify account and use his amazon prime. Reply Lynne Cunningham August 8, 2019 Great tips! BTW Your hair looks fabulous and I love your top. Reply cassie rennoldson August 9, 2019 Using non commercialised oils as cleansers isn't recommended because they don't contain surfactants that help lift, suspend & wash away the dirt. & many such as olive oil, castor oil & coconut oil are comedogenic so they will clog your pores rather than clean them. Not to mention water & oil don't mix so washing off the oil isn't easy. It can cause more issues than saving a few dollars. You can buy cheaper alternatives but kitchen oils aren't worth the saving Reply Neidytrozeski August 10, 2019 What do you order so much on Amazon prime? Reply WTF_ENIGMA August 11, 2019 Netflix I miss u Reply The Financial Diet August 11, 2019 To also help you save money, here are some great grocery shopping tips: https://youtu.be/izOHWAGJfQs Reply Bhavana Dabir August 12, 2019 Thank you for saying "tuRRRRmeric"…and not TOOOOmeric. I don't know why and how all white people got the idea that it's pronounced like that but it's become the new "nookular" and is so grating to anyone of Indian origin!! Reply Laura C. Trespalacios August 13, 2019 girl that hair looks gorgeous! omg Reply Tim Dexter August 14, 2019 De saftey razors are awesome. No reason ladies can't use them too https://youtu.be/a0TibpHQvew. Caties bubbles makes awesome shave soap in great scents, many are gender neutral, some downright floral/fruity. Reply Irina Feingold August 15, 2019 I totally disagree with not buying pre-sliced food. Each time I slice the food I aggravate my arthritis, so purchasing everything pre-sliced does help to save time, avoid pain and control portions, paying more for that totally worth it. Reply Ethnic Therapy August 18, 2019 All is good but I would definitely suggest that you do not ask cafes etc for Wi-Fi passwords. I am a software engineer and I can assure that there are many of these outside places who offer Wi-Fi for free, so that they can snoop into people's phones. So it is okay to spend a few dollars on mobile data instead of risking your privacy and inviting threats and blackmails. Reply TC Merrill August 20, 2019 Thanks for posting this. While there’s several items I can check off the list as “been there, doing that” there are a few that are food for thought. For example … On limiting food containers to just Pyrex dishes with plastic covers, I have a drawer full of them and use them every day – even eating from them to save dirtying an extra dish. But there is a time and place for the plastic boxes which are lighter, take up less space, and are unbreakable for travel use. I also use zipper type bags. They take for less space than the glass containers and shrink the size of the food they contain. I wash and reuse them. And I have an expandable file folder to store the used ones. Reply emma taila August 21, 2019 lots of these tips seem like they’d be more environmentally friendly too!! Reply Arcoiris August 24, 2019 8:51 😂😂😂😂 “cut that shit out !” I had to pause your video so I could laugh, love it! Reply Janet Rose August 24, 2019 Omg no a dermatologist would scream, Chelsea.. Reply Margaret Gust August 25, 2019 Sorry but you are WRONG about paper towels – they save money and are good for your health. Do not use rags or microfiber cloth for your kitchen and bathroom cleanup. Use paper towels and throw the germs and bacteria away. You have to wash and dry the rags and microfiber cloths, which is more money and chances are you are not getting rid of the germs and bacteria. Throw the mess away! It is healthier and saves you money and labor. Paper towels are manna from heaven – ask your grandmother! Reply mhollis1989 August 25, 2019 For the razors, I will say this much. Cartridge razors leave ingrown hairs like it's their job. It's not a pleasant feeling. Maybe it is a hipster thing, but my ingrown hairs disappeared the day I switched. On the other hand, they are way easier to cut yourself with than cartridge razors. Reply Veggie Bear August 26, 2019 For point #9: also know that lots of times those spices you're not used to are actually blends of other spices or can be substituted with something you may have! (And sprinkle that turmeric on your roasted potatoes or add to curry) Reply Solid State August 26, 2019 Since I got my amazon prime membership I haven't bought any DVDs any more. I have DVDs that had cost about 2000 Euros. They consume space and I don't watch them any more. I watch Amazon Prime. There are so many free shows. Reply Solid State August 26, 2019 I put turmeric in my pasta sauce, in soups, even if I buy pre-made food I put additional turmeric and garlic into. … I love it and it is healthy. Reply Sucheta Chatterjee August 28, 2019 You’re stupid if you don’t use turmeric everyday. Reply Celeste R. September 1, 2019 Inspired me. Thanks Reply Lorraine A. September 1, 2019 Please do not waste your money on a “cute” water bottle,🙄🙄…complete waste of money & unnecessary if you’re teaching people to not spend on unimportant things. Reply Emma's Economics September 1, 2019 You should check out the Leaf safety razor! It has a pivoting head made for curves! Reply Paprika Girl September 5, 2019 I agree that its a waste (on many levels) to buy disposable razors — but the non-disposable razors men buy do NOT have replacement razors which are 'pennies on the dollar' . Those razors blades can be really expensive. Reply Claudia Santos September 10, 2019 1. I really tought the 1st or 2nd item will be coffee/tea/smothees outside home (prepare at home)2. I tought that you will mention about cooking prepare…3. Yes (as others), why some many pillows … decoration also I a waste money! Reply Teagan P September 14, 2019 4:01 EVERYTHING IS CHEMICALS. Everything you eat, everything you touch, everything you are is chemicals. Reply Jayden September 14, 2019 1 roll every 2 weeks of paper towels? What’re people doing that uses that much? Reply Diana Ricketson September 15, 2019 Very true about the disposable stuff I have begun switching out everything disposable with reusable. I got my safety razor yesterday and I love it already! Reply Kendra Lock Art & Home September 19, 2019 Very nice video. Thank you. Reply Olivia J September 20, 2019 Amazon prime has paid for itself like the first week lol Reply p s September 21, 2019 Just subscribed 🙂 Reply Emma September 23, 2019 Books/Audible memberships. You can read for free with the library Reply Sumi Dumi September 25, 2019 where do you get the metal razors? Reply Jo-Ann Halstead September 27, 2019 I do not agree with you on stain removers. There has never been disappointed by using a bit of dish soap and cold water on a stain right away. Dawn is amazing (and Fairy if you're in Europe)! I was surprised at this, Chelsea! Reply brianx04 September 27, 2019 I stopped watching when she said she pays for Anazon Prime. Reply L.B. September 30, 2019 I don’t relish the thought of my house smelling like vinegar though… Reply Conal October 2, 2019 How about sofa cushions ?? Reply psucarrierae October 3, 2019 If you are throwing out your Turmeric, you are doing it wrong. Reply Another Amy October 4, 2019 Thanks for reminding us that you live in New York in case anyone forgot since the last TFD video we watched. Reply Helena Grace October 9, 2019 Cutie Reply Udit Joshi October 9, 2019 Use the turmeric as a Face Mask. It has been proved to give an instant glow. Reply Bill Zardus October 9, 2019 If only every YouTuber would create videos with the same quality audio as you have.I was beginning to wonder if there was something wrong with my laptops' speakersuntil stumbling onto this video. Reply alison norcross October 9, 2019 1 drink tea tick 2 maybe not cross 3. Don't belong to anything surplus to requirements tick 4. I don't but got a husband that does crooss. 5 need to revise.cross 6. No pets tick 7. Need to review ajax used to do it all and now you can't find it. 8. Tick 9. Yes 1.0 bored… Make video shorter Reply Bill Zardus October 9, 2019 Call me crazy but spending money to support the crazy price structure for tickets for professional sports franchises, seems like an enormous waste of money to me. Not to mention the fools who follow teams to road games.For the price of 2 tickets to any game, you could watch from home on TV and place a significant bet on the game with the money you saved. Plus if the game gets boring, you can turn it off in an instant.I also seldom buy jerseys or other clothes with team logos on them. They are almost ALWAYS priced too high.I buy a ballcap once in awhile, at a discount sporting goods store, period.Let stupid and/or rich people support your local sports franchises. Reply Bill Zardus October 9, 2019 Why am I paying $12 a month to Youtube premium so I don't have to see commercials,and then seeing commercials at the end of your video ?? Reply The Helpful Assistant October 11, 2019 There are actually 7 or more shave clubs for women. 🙂 Google it. Reply Sani Laomahei October 11, 2019 These are fantastic tips & different to the “norm” you usually hear. Glad I clicked & have now subscribed 😊 thank you 🙏 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.