Family, Saving Money

Money And Our Summer Vacation

My family and I recently returned from an awesome week at the beach.  The weather was great – not too hot, but warm enough for swimming and hanging out at the beach.  We had a blast. Each year, we visit that same area – but shop around for the best deal on a local condo.  This year, we found an amazing, three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium, just across the road from the beach. We saved money by picking a non-beachfront unit.  By walking about 100 extra feet, we saved several hundred dollars. Our kids are now old enough to move about the condo complex on their own – so we also saved a little money by being on the fourth floor, rather…

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Resources, Saving Money

Free And Discounted Prescriptions

Over the past few months, I’ve dealt with some now-resolved health issues.  I’m doing great now, but I have a deeper appreciation for free and discounted prescription drugs.  Here’s an updated list of pharmacies, drug stores, and supermarkets that offer free or discounted prescriptions.  Information is subject to change.  Check each store website for full details!  This list is just a summary of my own personal research. Walmart sells several medications at $4, 30-day supply and $10, 90-day supply.  Click the link and then use the drop-down menus to see if your prescription is covered. Fred’s offers several medications at $4, 30-day supply.  Click the link and the scroll to the bottom for a link to the list of drugs…

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Saving Money

Turn Minutes Into Money

Last night, I set about the task of eliminating or reducing expenses. Each trip to the store, phone call or web visit took just a few minutes, and resulted in some pretty decent savings.  By the way, when I use the word savings, I use it in its loosest form.  I’m not only referring to times when I receive a discount, or when I put money away for later, but times when I eliminate an ongoing expense, or recoup money from a prior purchase.  Here’s what I did: Over the years, we have subscribed to various internet-based entertainment services, like Netflix.  We love Netflix, so we are keeping it.  However, I did cancel another internet-based streaming service, and saved myself…

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