Friday, February 20, 2009

Coping in an Economic Downturn

Coping in an economic downturn isn't easy. My family and I are having to make some adjustments. Your probably is too. Everywhere you look things are down. We're all in the same boat.

For me and my family, we've stopped eating out (unless it's a review). We still do movies but only because my daughter works for a theater. Sometimes a movie will be playing elsewhere that I really want to go see. But, we don't get to go.

Some other ways we've found to cut back have been to order Angel Food boxes and to eat out at church on Wednesday nights instead of elsewhere. We're combining on trips to save on gas.

But to learn more I've started reading online. Here are some websites and blogs that have been helpful to me. Maybe they'll have some ideas you can use too?

http://patverettosfrugalliving.blogspot.com/

http://frugalliving.about.com/

http://live-frugal.blogspot.com/