#1 Money Saving Tip This Winter

I know, it looked like I was yelling at you, and I am sorry. But seriously. If you want to save money this winter do your best to not get sick. Or you can at least do me the favor of not bringing your kids out if they are sick, so that mine don't get sick.

It may not be a big deal to many families, a drippy nose here, a little cough, cough there. No big deal.

We have what they call a "high risk" child. That little cough, cough can turn into breathing treatments that we have to do twice a day. And at $3 a pop, it's not just Starbucks we are having to cut back on.

This winter we are going to do our best to not get sick. This could be a savings of at least $750. And that is just our out of pocket expenses. Thankfully we have insurance.

So in teaching my kids about money, I have to include little lessons like:

  • washing their hands
  • covering their mouths
  • getting enough sleep
  • eating good food
  • drinking lots of water
  • avoiding sick people
  • not putting things into their mouths

This may be our hardest money saving goal yet.

Do you have any tips for us on how to avoid the bugs?

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  1. the only other thing I would add is vitamin C or children's supplements... Lots of citrus and green veggies too!

    Of course, it won't hurt to pray too!!

  2. Sounds like you have some good tips here! Can't think of anything to add to it. Hope you have a good (and healthy!) weekend...
    pk @ Room Remix