To avoid price increases, companies stealthily reduce sizes.
Smaller portions will reduce your food bill (and your waist).
You can shop around for caskets.
Overtime and the variety of job functions inflate the number.
I even found a way to make a little money.
Don't let the stuff you own end up owning you.
Contacting companies directly can be rewarding.
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