You can reduce your grocery spending by using Angel Food Ministries (www.angelfoodministries.org) if there is a distribution location in your area. You can buy a unit of food (enough to feed a family of four for a week for dinners and maybe lunches) for $30! It is all top quality food (my parents loved it, but they ended up with too much food!). (They now have a distribution location in my area so I will get to pick up my first order at the end of the month.)
Like others have said, don't spend any money that you don't absolutely have to. Eat all of the food that you have in the house (we have been eating out of our supplies for almost everything except milk and bread for over a month now) before buy more food. Rethink what are items are truly necessities and what are nice-to-haves (i.e., you can use towels and rags instead of paper napkins and paper towels).
Sign up for all the aid that is available so that the money you have will last longer.
Call all of your creditors and let them know if you aren't going to be able to pay them. Remember to pay your creditors in order of importance (your home and transportation first!).
Conserve using all normal means (reducing gas, electric, etc.).
I hope that your husband finds the job of his dreams quickly. You will make it through this!
Edited by: RELISHINGLIFE at: 3/21/2009 (19:35)
| Pounds lost: 17.0