See that tiny bottle? That bad boy cost us $39 this morning.
My daughter woke up in the middle of the night with itchy eyes. I didn’t inspect them until this morning and unfortunately it wasn’t allergies like I suspected. It was definitely pink eye.
I’ve written before about having an umbrella big enough to protect you from rainy days.
Today I was once again reminded of how thankful I am that the Lord lead our family to take Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course in 2006 and to go radical, eliminate all our debt and start living on a cash-only budget.
I am thankful that we had the $69 cash in our medical envelope to pay to solve the pink eye problem ($30 for the doctor visit co-pay and $39 for the medicine co-pay).
I am thankful for a doctor that practices a short seven minute drive from our home and has available appointments.
I am thankful that God continues to give my husband work that allows us to pay the $755 a month required to cover our health care expenses ($527 for our health insurance and $228 for our medical envelope to cover co-pays and uncovered expenses).
I am thankful that we have health insurance so I don’t have to decide between groceries or eye drops.
I am thankful for a husband who recognizes the importance of putting needs before wants and is willing to spend $755 a month, which constitutes almost 20% of his take-home pay, to make sure we are prepared for medical emergencies and non-emergencies when he would really rather have a motorcycle. Or go on a vacation. Or go out to eat.
I am thankful for stories like this that remind me why taking control of your finances and spending intentionally is so important (Warning: the link to the post is very emotional and involves the death of a child. I know some of you would prefer not to read stories like these).
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