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We are looking at finances for marriage Monday. In particular how to deal with this tough economic time. Somethings that my family has been doing to help make our dollar go further are:
1. Eat at home more often.
2. Pack more snacks to take with us when we are out so we are not always dropping $20 at an unhealthy drive through.
3. Buying groceries from a store that offers points towards discounted gas.
4. Not buying the kids anymore toys until Christmas.
5 Throwing away catalogs as soon as they come in. That reduces to temptation to unneccissarily buy.
6. Canceled a trip...well indefinitely put off. We have really wanted to take a vacation to Philadelphia but after looking at how much it would cost us in gas, hotel (the biggest expense), food, museum fees and other stuff we decided we just needed to put it on the back burner.
Well these may not be the best ideas to save money and they are working for us. The times are tough and we still need to dramatically cut back. Our big ticket spending is through the roof.