Flashback Friday: 41 Frugal Ways to Battle a Cold or Flu


Have you gotten sick yet this season? No matter what your answer is, you might end up with a cold or flu before the snow melts. And being sick just sucks. It can also cost a lot of money to recover. You should do everything you can to guard against the crud, but if you find yourself down for the count, here are 41 frugal ways to battle a cold or flu.

8 Important Reasons to Always Call In Sick When You're Sick — One of the most important things you can do when you're sick is to stay home! Don't try to be the hero and work through an illness. You spread your germs all over the office when you're too sick to focus and nobody wins.

9 Frugal Ways to Treat the Common Cold — Since both the cold and the flu are viruses, there is no "cure." However, these frugal "treatments" might help you feel good enough to get back to your normal routine.

The High Cost of Catching a Cold or the Flu — You might think that the cost of catching a cold is nothing more than a bag of cough drops and a box of tissues. You would be wrong. Even if you have health insurance, being sick can add up quickly. Being informed will motivate you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

7 All Natural Home Remedies for Colds — When you're sniffily and congested, shop your pantry for the best cold home remedies. A couple bowls of broth and a spoonful of honey can work wonders on your cold symptoms.

7 Places to Get Vaccinated for Cheap or Free — If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, head to your local pharmacy! That big flu strain is going around right now, and you can still guard yourself against it.

Make These 9 Health Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years — An easy way to protect yourself against these common viruses is to eat healthy, get enough sleep, and stay active. Any bad habits that could weaken your immune system could lead you straight into bed with a fever. Health is wealth, y'all!

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