Money Roundup: Eaten Alive Edition

by Michael on Jul 28, 2013

During the middle of last week, I managed to wander into a bunch of chiggers while straying off the beaten path. While wearing shorts. And without bug spray. I’m sad to say that the results were predictable…

I wound up with a bunch of extremely itchy chigger bites around my ankles and the backs of my knees. Not fun. If something similar happens to you, I have two words for you: hydrocortisone cream.

Of all the anti-itch remedies that I’ve tried — and I’ve tried a bunch — that magical tube of cream is the only thing that has provided any relief. For what it’s worth, I’ve been using the 1% “maximum strength” OTC formulation.

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. Hope you had a great weekend.


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