by Grace aka costofcollege
Let’s look at the unpleasant version of a question that was posed here recently. Instead of asking what you would do with an extra $2500 each month, today’s question is about tightening your belt.
How would you deal with being forced to trim $2500 (or another amount) from your monthly family budget? The reason could be a job loss, new daycare or college expenses, or any number of other scenarios.
Pick a dollar amount or percentage, and tell us what you would cut from your budget. Also, how could you boost your household income? A side gig, SAHP returns to the work force, sell valuables, or other ways to “find money“?
To inspire you, take a look at this comparison of two very different family budgets. How could an “average family” trim their budget?