Friday, August 26, 2016

How Do Food Allergy Families Afford the Skyrocketing Price of EpiPens?

Unless you've been living under a rock, even if you do not have any serious allergic reactions that require an emergency one dollar dose of epinephrine to keep you from drying, you know Mylan the company that makes Epi Pen has raised its price by 400%. According to a price comparative search of Epi Pens using GoodRX, the cheapest you can fill an EpiPen prescription in Columbus, Ohio is $616 after using a GoodRx coupon. No GoodRx coupon? Plan to pay $738.

Since everyone is required to have health insurance what's the big deal? you say?

The big deal is a lot of health insurance companies are prepared to cover the skyrocketing cost, especially if a family can only afford a plan that has high out of pocket deductibles, which means allergy patients are forced to pay up to $600 for one prescription.

How do food allergy families afford the high cost of EpiPen
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What you also may not know is that you have to carry two EpiPens with you at all times in case the first one doesn't work. Rarely does an allergy patient only has two EpiPens in case of emergency.   Typically you carry two on your person, two at home, and two elsewhere such as at work or school. EpiPens expire after one year. So you have to cough up at least $600 - $1,800+ per year in hopes you never have to use the medication.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Best Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing Mix Recipe in the World!

There is nothing better than eating a fresh, crisp salad on a summer’s day when it is too hot to cook.

Do you know also tastes great on that fantastic salad?

Salad dressing!

And do you know what is one of the most difficult things to buy if you have a dairy or milk food allergy?

Salad dressing!

Sad, but true. Most prepared salad dressing and salad dressing mixes contain milk solids to make them thick, especially my favorite, ranch dressing – unless you make it yourself!

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My ranch salad dressing mix recipe is the quickest, easiest, and over all best ranch salad dressing recipe on planet Earth because you can customize the recipe just the way you like it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

21 Shopping Hacks You Need to Know to Save Money!

Even though the calendar says we have one more month of summer left, it's time to think about Back to School shopping.

Sad face.

Or you might want to take advantage of the summer clearance and back to school sales to save a little cash on what you want or need. There's no shame in that.

Or it's a Tuesday and you need to buy food.


Either way, in one form or another you're going to go to the store to buy something and want to get the best return on investment for your hard earned dollar. I can help you with that. I put together some of my favorite Ninja Bargain Shopping tips, tricks, and hacks to help you save money on what you need or want without blowing a hole in your budget. 


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 1. How to Know You are Saving the Most Money: Find and Compare the Unit Price - This is the one thing you are not doing that will save you the most money!