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Ways to Save Money as a One Income Family

When my husband and I first got married, we hoped to be able to live only on his income and just consider my income to be extra money. We had a loose idea of how we would put this into play but hadn’t really worked on the specifics. We knew that God would provide while also expecting us to be good stewards of His incredible provision. Then less than two months after getting married, we moved to a different state (meaning I left my job of 7 years) and, two months after that, I found out I was pregnant with our first child! It was officially time to work out the details to make my dream of being a stay-at-home wife and mom a reality! *Update: We’ve been living on one income for the past two years now and are still living happily and frugally while using every suggestion on this…

A Complete Guide for Reducing Your Grocery Bill {By Half}

Groceries and household items can get really expensive, especially as your family grows from two to three or more! I was shocked one month when I added up all of my grocery bills and found that I was spending around $800 a month! So I enlisted the help of my money-savvy hubby and together we began to work on a new budget and try figure out some ways to save money at the store. We decided that we wanted to spend no more than $100 per week when grocery shopping or around $400 per month. For us, grocery shopping includes not just food but also household items such as toilet paper, cleaning products, and self-care items like shampoo and deodorant, etc. Basically we wanted to include everything we’d typically buy at the grocery store in this budget. After implementing all of these changes, we were able to reduce our grocery bill by 50%…