Saving Money While Being Sick – Help Me Plan Ahead

I have been sick the past handful of days and it made me think, “I spend a lot of money while I am sick that isn’t in my typical budget.”  Maybe its just because I am a young twentysomething guy that doesn’t ever plan on being sick, but I rarely have the right meds in medicine cabinet.  Nor do I have “sick” foods in my pantry such as chicken soup, etc.

When I get sick, here is how my day goes.

  1. Lay in bed until I can summon the strength to move.
  2. Bitch and moan as I find some clothes to wear to the grocery store.
  3. Go to the grocery store, and quickly grab whatever I may need (usually the name brand stuff that has all sorts of adjectives in it, “long-lasting, fast-acting, twice as potent”.
  4. Go home, get back into bed and realize that in my sickness, I forgot to buy food while at the grocery store.
  5. I find my phone and my wallet, order some chinese food with a big thing of wonton soup.
  6. Eat my soup and grumble at how bad I feel and the fact I just spent $50 in a day and I have nothing to show for it but symtoms of a sick guy.
  7. I go back to bed and hope that I will not feel this way for the rest of my life.

I swear, when I am sick, I become a sheep to advertising.  Instead of getting the generic store-brand ibuprofin, I get the name brand – everytime.  In reality, its all the same drug.

I am going to be putting together a little first aid sick kit next time I make it to the store.  This will hopefully last me years of random sick days and end up saving me money in the long run.

The contents of the kit:

  • Big bottle of ibuprofin
  • Generic Dayquil/Nyquil capsules
  • Big box of sudafed
  • Whatever is on sale size of pepto-bismol
  • Box of Tissues
  • 6-8 cans of chicken soup (only to be consumed when sick, so its always handy)

I’ll be honest, I already feel like I am forgetting something.  Let me know what else I should be picking up at the store so that I am prepared the next time the plague sweeps through my town by leaving a comment.

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Saving Money While Being Sick – Help Me Plan Ahead

I have been sick the past handful of days and it made me think, “I spend a lot of money while I am sick that isn’t in my typical budget.”  Maybe its just because I am a young twentysomething guy that doesn’t ever plan on being sick, but I rarely have the right meds in medicine cabinet.  Nor do I have “sick” foods in my pantry such as chicken soup, etc.

When I get sick, here is how my day goes.

  1. Lay in bed until I can summon the strength to move.
  2. Bitch and moan as I find some clothes to wear to the grocery store.
  3. Go to the grocery store, and quickly grab whatever I may need (usually the name brand stuff that has all sorts of adjectives in it, “long-lasting, fast-acting, twice as potent”.
  4. Go home, get back into bed and realize that in my sickness, I forgot to buy food while at the grocery store.
  5. I find my phone and my wallet, order some chinese food with a big thing of wonton soup.
  6. Eat my soup and grumble at how bad I feel and the fact I just spent $50 in a day and I have nothing to show for it but symtoms of a sick guy.
  7. I go back to bed and hope that I will not feel this way for the rest of my life.

I swear, when I am sick, I become a sheep to advertising.  Instead of getting the generic store-brand ibuprofin, I get the name brand – everytime.  In reality, its all the same drug.

I am going to be putting together a little first aid sick kit next time I make it to the store.  This will hopefully last me years of random sick days and end up saving me money in the long run.

The contents of the kit:

  • Big bottle of ibuprofin
  • Generic Dayquil/Nyquil capsules
  • Big box of sudafed
  • Whatever is on sale size of pepto-bismol
  • Box of Tissues
  • 6-8 cans of chicken soup (only to be consumed when sick, so its always handy)

I’ll be honest, I already feel like I am forgetting something.  Let me know what else I should be picking up at the store so that I am prepared the next time the plague sweeps through my town by leaving a comment.

1,858 Responses to Saving Money While Being Sick – Help Me Plan Ahead
  1. Lamont Briddell
    October 21, 2018 | 8:21 pm

    HiWhat’s upHi thereHello, its nicepleasantgoodfastidious articlepostpiece of writingparagraph regardingconcerningabouton the topic of media print, we all knowbe familiar withunderstandbe aware of media is a greatenormousimpressivewonderfulfantastic source of datainformationfacts.

  2. thermage
    October 21, 2018 | 11:30 pm

    I will definitely check these things out

  3. legal aid society
    October 21, 2018 | 11:46 pm

    Well I truly liked studying it. This tip provided by you is very effective for proper planning.

  4. thermage
    October 21, 2018 | 11:52 pm

    tirada tarot oraculo tiradas gratis tarot

  5. Google
    October 21, 2018 | 11:55 pm

    Below you will locate the link to some internet sites that we think you must visit.

  6. Manifestation Magic Review
    October 22, 2018 | 1:22 am

    this loan type may be hardest hit through the recession, which makes it very hard to obtain via a traditional standard bank.

  7. The Lost Ways
    October 22, 2018 | 7:03 am

    It as difficult to find educated people on this subject, however, you seem like you know what you are talking about! Thanks

  8. Google
    October 22, 2018 | 10:21 am

    Usually posts some incredibly interesting stuff like this. If you are new to this site.

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