Simple Family Budget Fixes _ Understand that most families do not get into trouble because of big expenses. They get into financial hot water much more slowly than that. These people may just spend a few dollars more than they make, but they do it over a period of time. So the problem just gets worse. Here are some solutions that others have used to save from 贄 _ 躔 a month without giving up things they need or really enjoy.
Cut back. My family can enjoy a decent dinner at home for about ฟ. If we went out, that same dinner would probably cost โ. And some meals, like tacos, spaghetti, chicken, or steaks, really do not take that long to make. If you plan to have some leftovers for lunch or another meal, just a little effort can save you quite a bit. We cut back from about 4 meals out to 2 meals out every week. I do not think this makes us suffer, and we save at least 赨 a month.