You know the money you’re spending for “brand names” on things like cereal and batteries? It’s pretty much the same thing as throwing you money into the trash!
As tempting as it is to be swayed by the pretty wrapping and shiny labels—hey, we all are at one point—there are many generic products that are exactly the same as their brand name counterparts. Exactly the same. Companies are just trying to woo you into spending more with their name and their packaging.