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How to       on one income

live frugally

When you transition to one-income lifestyle, whether out of need or desire, it always affects the household budget. Here are seven ways to make it work.

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Look at your biggest bills

•Mortgage •Car payments •Health care •School tuition

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• Use sales and coupons wisely.

•Consider grocery pick up… even if you have to pay a small fee for it.

•Stop going out to eat

Save money on food

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• Homemade soap and lotion

•Jams, pickles, and other simple home canned items.

•Baking bread

Do it yourself  (when it makes sense)

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•Trick yourself into shopping less.

•Accept all hand me downs.

•Be friends with thrift stores.

Shop less and buy used

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There is real income to be made online, and blogging or starting a YouTube channel is the ideal side job for a stay at home mom who can work into pockets of her day.

Make money on the side

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Stop focusing on all the things you can’t have anymore. That might mean staying away from magazines and catalogs designed to make you want things.

Be content

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Stay home for entertainment

•Watch a movie and make popcorn.

•Having guests over for a board game and inexpensive drinks can be very fun..

And that’s it! Obviously this is not every single money-saving idea in world! But I hope it’s gotten you started thinking about ways to simplify you life and you budget. 

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