Wednesday, March 6, 2013
How do illnesses affect your checkbook?
Sooner or later we are all going to get sick and need to miss work. Surprisingly many folks don't have sick leave or if they do they may only get 5 days a year to use. What is someone supposed to do in this situation? If you have a fever for sure you need to stay home but what if that means using your last day and you have 9 months left until you get 5 more days. I am so thankful I am not in that situation. I get a day a month of sick leave plus my vacation time. What does someone do if they have children that are always sick? It would be very easy to use those 5 days in one swoop. All of this does not take into consideration if you need to go to the doctor then get some medicine. A sick day can be VERY expensive. That's why I recommend buying some cold/flu over the counter meds WAY in advance so you'll have them when you need them. I love Advil Cold and Sinus but I don't love the price so I buy generic. I keeps loads of it in my closet upstairs. SHHHHHHHHH don't tell the police or they will think I have a meth lab going on. LOL I mean really. Every time I go I have to sign a form and can only buy 2 boxes at a time. I also have some cold/flu meds both day and night, cough drops, zinc tabs, chloroseptic tabs. You get the idea. I have them in stock. that way I don't have to go out when I look and feel like a wolverine. I'm working on having bottles of Gatorade on hand. For some reason when I get sick I crave Gatorade. Weird isn't it? I don't really crave any foods but I guess the old standby of chicken noodle is a good idea. If you have a coupon sometimes you can get 4 cans of chicken noodle really cheap. Or if you have a scratch cooker, make some and keep in the freezer. Anything you can do to stockup while getting a good deal is a good thing! Pardon the Martha Stewart saying.