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America’s Cheapest Family (Part 6): On Staying Healthy, Entertainment & Recreation

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

America's Cheapest FamilyThis is an ongoing series of book reviews – in parts, on money-related books.

The first is this series is called America’s Cheapest Family – Gets You Right on Money by Steve and Annette Economides. According to them, this is the guide to living better, spending less, and chasing in on your dreams!

Here’s what they have accomplished so far:

    – Paid off a house in 9 years on limited income (average income approx $35k/yr)
    – Paid cash for all their cars
    – Remodeled kitchen without a home equity loan
    – Enjoyed fabulous debt-free vacations
    – Fed a growing family (of 2+5) on a grocery budget of $350/mth
    – Put savings in the bank!

On Staying Healthy

– Drink lots of water
– If someone is sick in the house, wipe down all commonly used objects with disinfectant (eg. doorknob, light switches, telephones etc.)
– Wash your hands when you return home from outside
– Get 10-15 minutes sunshine a day so your body can produce beneficial Vitamin D
– Exercise
– Bleach can work wonders killing germs
– Consider Herbs and Natural Remedies.
(check out Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch)
– Avoid Antibiotics. They are expensive and kill both good and bad bacteria.
– Keep your bowels operating.
– Be a leaner. If your kid has asthma, become a asthma expert.
– Book it. Start reading up and invest in your own well-being.


On Entertainment & Recreation

Having fun doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Steve and Annette are convinced that meaningful memories can be created with little or no cost if you know where to look.

Holiday Recreations