Let's face it, asthma and allergic disorders can be expensive. For instance, some of us have to be brand loyal. We can't always pick up the shampoo or detergent that's on sale because the fragrance might trigger our asthma. Others of us have to afford extra medication costs and doctor's visits and tests.
I like to think of saving money as a game, and the tips and tricks that people share, I use to help me get to the next "level."
Some of the most helpful strategies people have shared with me:
- making use of my library — it's a free bookstore, and they'll even provide me with free off-site storage for books I want to read in the future AND audio and ebooks!
- using a pressure cooker and a slow cooker to make cooking easier and eating out less tempting
- not going down any aisles of a grocery store that I don't have to
- not going into ANY store that I don't absolutely need to — and making "shallow loops" in stores that I must dive into — in other words, if I need something from the gardening entrance end of Walmart, I go in that area, pick it up and go straight to the cash register.
What are some of your favorite, easy dollar stretching tips?