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Make Those Appointments and Save Money

Posted by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Last week, every day, I had some sort of appointment - it could have been for Kiddo or me or for our home, but it seems that with the change of the seasons, you remember those check-ups, follow-ups that you need to arrange. When you think about it, those appointments actually save us money. If we don't stay on top of them, it can lead to missed days of work, school, cavities (!) and more...which adds up to money we maybe didn't have to spend.

From routine physicals to routine dental cleaning, that "preventative medicine" really does not only do you body good, but also does you wallet good. Catching certain health woes early before they turn into something serious can save you money on prescription medicines, visits to specialists and worse. 

But one thing I want to add to this is those mental health appointments...all of us are stressed or tired or a little worn out emotionally (even if it is a good worn out). Making appointments with a long hot bath to relax or a coffee with girlfriends or just a few minutes every morning to meditate can save you money. Maybe you are a stress eater or get sick when you get to rundown - being proactive and making those appointments can save you money too - and you feel so much better after them.  

What appointments do you need to make? 

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by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Sep. 24, 2012 at 7:33 AM

I have to set my kids Dentist appointment but that's all for this month.

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 7:53 AM
I need to make an appt. for my diabetic dilated eye exam...I'm about 6 months overdue. My excuse is that I didn't have someone to drive me home...DH was working 12 hour days. Now I've got a 15 yr old that can drive...not sure if that's the wisest idea, but it'll work.
deedee3849
by Deanne on Sep. 24, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Ugh....the gynecologist. Very overdue for that one. Can I say "ugh" again.....

natesmom1228
by Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 9:10 AM

I need to make my sons yearly physical appointment.

natesmom1228
by Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 9:11 AM


Quoting michiganmom116:

I need to make an appt. for my diabetic dilated eye exam...I'm about 6 months overdue. My excuse is that I didn't have someone to drive me home...DH was working 12 hour days. Now I've got a 15 yr old that can drive...not sure if that's the wisest idea, but it'll work.

Wow, what state are you in? We are not even allowed to get our permits until 16.

lalasmama2007
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM
I need to make a dental appointment for my dd.
michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Michigan.  He had to take a driver training course that lasted 2 weeks, and he can only drive as long as there is another licensed driver over the age of 21 in the car.  Once he's 16, he can get a Level 2 license under which he can drive by himself but no more than one other person in the car that is under 18 unless he's with a licensed driver over 18.  Once he's 18, he's got normal driving privileges.

Quoting natesmom1228:


Quoting michiganmom116:

I need to make an appt. for my diabetic dilated eye exam...I'm about 6 months overdue. My excuse is that I didn't have someone to drive me home...DH was working 12 hour days. Now I've got a 15 yr old that can drive...not sure if that's the wisest idea, but it'll work.

Wow, what state are you in? We are not even allowed to get our permits until 16.


kellynh
by on Sep. 24, 2012 at 9:35 AM
My dh needs to see the doc. But for me.. All set
natesmom1228
by Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Interesting. Thank you for explaining.

Quoting michiganmom116:

Michigan.  He had to take a driver training course that lasted 2 weeks, and he can only drive as long as there is another licensed driver over the age of 21 in the car.  Once he's 16, he can get a Level 2 license under which he can drive by himself but no more than one other person in the car that is under 18 unless he's with a licensed driver over 18.  Once he's 18, he's got normal driving privileges.

Quoting natesmom1228:

 

Quoting michiganmom116:

I need to make an appt. for my diabetic dilated eye exam...I'm about 6 months overdue. My excuse is that I didn't have someone to drive me home...DH was working 12 hour days. Now I've got a 15 yr old that can drive...not sure if that's the wisest idea, but it'll work.

Wow, what state are you in? We are not even allowed to get our permits until 16.



slw123
by Member on Sep. 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

 I'm good on appointments, we do what needs to be done, even when we don't want to.

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