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Tips for Saving Money at Whole Foods

I moved to Washington, DC for an internship the summer after my junior year in college.  Aside from coming to the realization that trying to earn actual money for a company would cause me a great deal of anxiety, I had the best time.  I stayed in a dorm at George Washington University with students from around the country, went for breathtaking runs among the monuments (literally breathtaking, because the humidity did not waver from 98% the entire 12 weeks), and explored the city on the Metro.

I had two grocery shopping options within walking distance – a Trader Joe’s .6 miles away and a Whole Foods right down the street.  One 95-degree day in June, I strolled to the TJ’s in a pale blue rayon top.  Said top was three shades darker when I slinked back into the air-conditioned building an hour later with my heavy bags, trying to avoid acquaintances/slipping in a pool of my own sweat.  Having at least some shame, I bought my groceries at Whole Foods for the remainder of the summer, despite the fact that my family calls the store Whole Paycheck and always shopped more economically when I lived at home.

While I did find it more expensive, I discovered a few tricks for shopping at Whole Foods without breaking the bank and wanted to share them today.

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Low-Key New Year’s Resolutions

Rather than having highly specific goals and timelines for my life, I’ve always believed that hard work will somehow take me where I need to go.  This leaves me open to new experiences but can also be overwhelming – sometimes the possibilities spin through my head so fast I can’t even figure out what to do on average weekend, much less feel confident that my more consequential choices are bringing me closer to my happiest, most fulfilled life.  Over the past several months, I’ve realized I need to slow down, chill out, and be a little more deliberate in my decision-making.  Here are a few strategies I came up with – I’m calling them my New Year’s resolutions because it’s still January.  They’ll require some effort but cost nothing and only take five minutes a day. Continue reading