Some things are much better solved with money than time.
Some things can ONLY be solved with money.
Most of the issues I’ve had have fallen into one of the above categories.
When the dogs broke a window
When we had to replace tyre after tyre after tyre due to pesky nails turning up in the treads
When our pets required unexpected veterinary care
When our vacuum died
When I suddenly needed to get my wisdom teeth out
When our reactive dog really needed expert help
When we needed X rays done
When we simply needed help with keeping the house clean
When only prescription meds could help with skin issues
When we suddenly had to move house
When my glasses broke accidentally
It’s interesting to me to look at this list and see how many are health/medical related. (Also, dog related. Sigh.)
T has been seeing a chiro regularly and that’s a chunk of money for appointments that only last a few minutes at a time… but is well worth it.
Lately it’s also become clear to me just how much some of my coworkers must spend on healthcare. For health insurance. For specialist visits. For private surgeries.
As someone who never even goes to the doctor except in dire circumstances, it’s all so strange and foreign to me.
Melanie recently asked what the best thing is that money has afforded us.
Ok, we all know the “best things in life are free”. But really, what has been the best thing money has afforded you? Be specific.
— Melanie Lockert (@DearDebtBlog) March 30, 2017
Aside from the ability to sleep at night, like I told her, I would also add the ability to not worry about health costs. When you’re talking about your health, financial stress/constraints are the last thing you want to deal with on top of all that.