10 Things To Stop Buying in 2023

1. Everyday Plastics

Plastics harm the planet, waste money, so choose reusable alternatives for water bottles, sandwich baggies, and straws.

2. Paper and Printer Ink

In the digital revolution, rely less on paper copies, save files digitally, sign contracts electronically, and save both the environment and money.

3. Birthday and Greeting Cards

Save money and add a personal touch by sending e-cards for birthdays, condolences, or celebrations, with a wide variety of designs available online, while avoiding the cost of paper cards and postage.

4. App Subscriptions

Cut subscription costs with Rocket Money or Mint, but watch out for fees when canceling premium services, as advised by GOBankingRates.

5. Daily Coffee Drinks

Skipping daily coffee runs can save you six figures by investing the money in a Roth IRA, as advised by Business Insider, leading to potential long-term financial growth.

6. Cleaning Supplies

Avoid harmful chemicals and save money by creating your own DIY cleaners using vinegar, baking soda, water, and essential oils for a fresh and safe cleaning experience.

7. Brand-New Clothing

Grab deals on secondhand clothing from platforms like ThredUp, Poshmark, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace, saving money on gently used items.

8. Multivitamins

Prioritize food and exercise over multivitamins as research suggests limited disease prevention benefits, Northwestern University reports.

9. Travel Insurance

Travel insurance in 2023 unless non-refundable deposits or coverage gaps exist, as restrictions ease and insurance companies tighten guidelines, according to Forbes.

10. Cable TV

Cut cable costs and opt for premium streaming networks like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ to save money.

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