Buying Prescriptions at Costco – How Much Can You REALLY Save?

Posted by idawrites on April 7, 2011 in Frugal Tips, Health, Prescription, Spending |

I’ve written a lot about my love affair with Publix. Their stores and sales matched with my coupons make me feel like a conqueror every time I hit the checkout line. Since we’re there at least once a week anyway, when it came to prescriptions we’ve just always gone to Publix. I mean… I’ve been […]


School Policies to Blame For Healthcare Crisis

Posted by idawrites on September 17, 2009 in Children, Health, Illness, Insurance |

Doctors are overloaded.  Patients are waiting weeks and months to be seen by their primary care physicians for critical tests and procedures.  Emergency departments are seeing patients that could easily (and FAR less expensively) be helped by their family doctor… if they could get in.   Insurance costs are outrageous at best, and for some […]


Is Weight Watchers Frugal?

Posted by idawrites on July 28, 2009 in Food, Frugal, Health |

Yesterday,  my Dear Hubby and I tested the waters and attended a Weight Watchers meeting for the first time ever. I’ve been heavy my entire life, with the exception of that one glorious year when I was 15/16 and was a perfect Size 8. I’ve tried every diet under the sun, and some of them […]


Are pharmacies costing you too much money?

Posted by idawrites on November 11, 2008 in Health, Prescription |

It’s been a long time since I read a finance article on Yahoo! Finance. Mostly because the blogs that I subscribe to go much further in depth and apply more to my interests than the homogenized articles that get put on the mainstream websites’ Finance sections. Today I gave it a look and read Budget-Trimming […]


Boys Are Expensive!

Posted by idawrites on September 8, 2008 in Children, Emergency Fund, Family, Health |

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER I promised an entry on Saturday about Mark and his broken hand.  The weekend got away from me and so that promised entry has been delayed just a teeny bit! BIG TOUGH GUYS & LITTLE TOUGH GUYS Last weekend was our visitation weekend with Geoff.  Much of the weekend was spent […]


When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

Posted by idawrites on April 25, 2008 in Children, Health, Poverty |

I was tagged by Lynnae over at Being Frugal yesterday, to write a post on Making Lemonade from Lemons (or turning bad times into blessings). Without further ado, here is my most memorable Lemonade Story. At the end of 2000, my husband and I separated. My 3 daughters and I moved to Georgia, from Kentucky […]


Can Losing Weight Be Frugal?

Posted by idawrites on April 18, 2008 in Frugal, Health |

I started thinking about all the ways that my weight keeps me from being able to save money. It’s an interesting exercise and one that really makes me a little more motivated to take care of myself. My Car: My extra weight reduces my car’s gas mileage. It also causes more breaking down of the […]

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