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.
More Services. I am old enough to remember the days when families had one phone number. One phone number meant one phone bill. Now almost everybody carries a cell phone, and we still have a home phone. Our phone bills have doubled or tripled. We also have cable TV and internet services to pay for. These used to be luxuries, but now we rely upon them. _ Busy Lives. We are very busy these days, and it seems challenging to fit in everything we want to do.. Because of this, we tend to eat out more. When we do eat in, we rely upon expensive convenience foods. With rising prices, it is hard enough to keep the price of groceries under control. But now we are spending a lot more on food.