1. DIY Low Carb Convenience Foods
I have been on a low carb diet for awhile now and the price of low carb convenience foods is just awful!! Since it is Frugal February, I decided to try and make a few snacks at home that I would normally buy in a store if I were in a pinch. The two snack foods I made this week were Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (they were ok) and salami wrapped mozzarella sticks (so easy and delicious!) **I saved 60 cents per cheese snack simply by wrapping my own (sad but true) and the cookies were way cheaper (around $4 for two dozen) than the Atkins bars my husband loves that run between $1 and $2 each.
I have been making sure to go to the gym at least 4 times a week while I still have my gym membership available. I figure the more times I go in the month, the less it costs per visit:)
3. DIY study guide
I am working on an Of Mice and Men study guide for my daughter to use when we read the novel as part of our homeschool lesson in American Literature. Making my own study guides has saved me a lot of money over the years. (**It has also helped to make me a little money when other homeschool moms buy my guides on Teachers pay Teachers. Win/Win situation!)
My husband’s company rewards it’s employees with a 20% discount on health insurance premiums if we do our annual wellness checkups, so we made sure to get those out of the way early this year. **I am amazed that some people would rather pay 20% more in health insurance than see a doctor once a year, but apparently some do…
5. Workman’s Comp
My husband had an accident at work almost a week ago (I will spare you the details, but let’s just say he is lucky to still have all ten fingers!) and we were happy to find out that his injury would be covered under his company’s Workman’s Comp insurance plan. Amazingly, we did not have to pay for the much needed (and expensive) reconstructive surgery or the many weeks of physical therapy that will follow it. We are blessed to live in a country that cares about its workers!! **Also we have a High Deductible Insurance Plan, so I shudder to think about how much we would of had to pay otherwise…
How were you frugal last week??