How wonderful that you are trying to do something new with your life. We were
forced into single family income status because of illness. Here is what I did
first. Assess your current bills. Do you really need all the bells and
whistles the phone company has you signed up for? Check your long distance
bills and call your carrier to see if they have cheaper plans. Do the same
thing for your cable company and the your utilities. Some times those
equalizer plans can be a god send if you live in a very hot climate or a very
cold one. Once you have your bills pared down to what you want, then you can
start on doing more make it yourself stuff and find less expensive ways to do
what you would like. If you take a good hard look at the budget101 website
you can find so many things that you can make yourself from simple easy to find
ingredients and you can stop buying bottled, boxes and overly processed foods.
Not only is it cheaper and easier, it's also a lot healthier.
And I found a great bonus to making your own bread by hand.... kneeding is
great stress reduction therapy!
HI...I too am new to the list. I have been hanging back just listening to
others (and learning a lot). I have a goal to be a stay at home mom. We have
4 large bills we have been working towards paying off (1 auto, 3 credit
cards). I make the final pymt on the auto this month so I finally feel like
I'm getting somewhere. My goal date is by the time school starts as I also
hope to homeschool my oldest. My hubby is self employed so as many of you
probably are aware we will never know when we will have a paycheck, so I am
looking into ways to tighten up the ol' purse strings...just in case. Someone
mentioned making their own cleaning supplies...I'm interested in the recipes
and curious to know if the product is scented...just one of my little quirks,
but I don't feel like the house is clean unless I can "smell" it. Any helpful
suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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