With the looming reduction in our household income, I have to say, I’m having a hissy fit conniption teensy bit of newfound anxiety over money. Or lack thereof. Seriously, we’ve never much worried about it, but today I talked myself out of an $0.85 can of Diet Coke, three different times, until I finally “indulged” myself. Hey, big spendah!
I’m sure we’ll be able to muddle through with a combination of careful planning, strategically tapping some of our liquid assets, and slashing costs. But until Curt finds a new job, I’m thinking we might have to come up with some creative ways to pad the checking account so we can feed the children something other than Top Ramen and store-brand white bread.
I threw the topic out to my Facebook friends for suggestions, and I give mad props to them for their input to the following list. Got any others? I”m all ears! Please leave ‘em in the comments!
Collect recyclable bottles and drive them to Maine for a refund
Become a “dream merchant”
Sublet rooms in our house