I have officially been unemployed for 1 month now. I am trying not to get discouraged but there are really very few openings in my field (education)where I live. I am acutely aware of where every penny is going and we are planning a short vacation with our travel trailer soon. I am planning on eating virtually all meals in with at least one exception of a favorite restaurant, plus someone gave my husband a $50 gift card to Red Lobster, so we may splurge there for a meal.
I have been stocking up on sales and canning everything in sight. I did not buy any summer clothes and only bought one pair of jeans this last school year. I really haven't bought any clothes, and the ones I have are starting to show wear. I think next month I will shop at thrift stores to see if I can expand my wardrobe. Hubby needs new work boots desperately, the toe is wore through. Daughters both work and are saving up for school clothes that they "need"- their word. Been keeping up on bills so far, but am looking to do away with our land line and canceling Dish. Other than those 2 I can't think of much else to cut back on. We already switched car insurance to save $90 a month. Does anyone have some other ideas? We eat at home and I do cook from scratch. I'm just trying not to get discouraged. I know He has a plan.