Since my husband lost his job, we’ve been in super-frugal mode. We’ve been here before, so it’s just kind of implementing past methods we’ve found to work for us… But since we’re asked a lot by families thinking about having more kids how we make the pennies stretch (and still live comfortably), I’m going to share a few of our tricks with you.
Like the title suggests, some of this may sound a little extreme, but you can save tons if you do it right.
P.S. Check out our more recent take on saving money via technology here!
These are the main methods we use to save money and still live well. You can, of course, tweak them to your family’s needs, but if you remember these basic concepts they will help you have more time and money for the things that really matter. Let me know if you have any money-saving tips to add, or view part two of this series by clicking below!