Valentine’s Day can be interesting when you’re the type of person who considers picking up cough medicine a “romantic gesture.” I‘ve had a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day for my entire adult life. My frustration lies with the pressure to find the perfect gift. When did it become necessary to buy cards, flowers and jewelry just to show that you love someone? Here are some other options for the love in your life.
Currently, flu season has been replaced with warm and sunny days for most Americans.
Yet, the financial impact on those who sought medical attention due to influenza outbreaks this past winter has given penny pinchers a case of mysophobia as they attempt to avoid expensive medical bills.
Reports from Frugal Dad state businesses lose an average of $16.3 billion annually due to flu related illnesses compared to the average American’s $92 loss per year.
The reported $87.1 billion taken out of the U.S. economy every year due to influenza is enough to supply every American with vaccinations for eight years!
While you may not be a germaphobe, the cost you may incur if you or a loved one becomes infected may persuade you to wear rubber gloves until you get your finances in order – or at least a reliable health insurance plan.
Here is a cool infographic from our friends at Frugal Dad illustrating the true cost of catching the flu.