Frugal is the new black. Saving money is as big as my hair was in the 80’s (I loved hairspray). But, if you’re in a caregiving role, you already knew that bargain-hunting and comparison-shopping keeps the budget in line.
At November 2007 survey released by National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare indicated that family caregivers spend an average of $5,500 annually of their own money–more than 10 percent of their median household income–on supplies and services needed by their care recipients.
When times get tough, cutting back on caregiving supplies and services is often an unacceptable solution. So, we’d love to know: What’s your favorite tip for keeping the cash flow positive? How do you pinch pennies so you have the dollars you (and your care recipient) need?