Is Money Tight? Here’s 10 Ways to Stretch Your Budget

Today I’m sharing something really personal. Due to some recent changes at my husband’s work, our income has dropped and we’ve had to make some big changes to our family budget.

We’ve had to learn new ways to budget our money, and remember some old techniques we used when we worked really hard to get out of debt five years ago.

It’s not been fun, but it’s reminded us of what’s important and how faithful God is to always provide.

Is money tight for your family too? I want to encourage you by what we’re learning.

Due to some recent changes at my husband’s work, our income has dropped and we’ve had to make some big changes to our family budget. We’ve had to learn new ways to budget our money, and remember some old techniques we used when we worked really hard to get out of debt five years ago. It’s not been fun, but it’s reminded us of what’s important and how faithful God is to always provide. Is money tight for your family too? I want to encourage you by what we’re learning.

First we identified our family’s biggest budget busters. For us, that’s food! So in this post I wrote for For the Family, I shared 5 tips for meal planning on a budget, plus 5 other ways to stretch your budget.

I also included 9 encouraging scriptures when money is tight. Because let’s face it, living on a budget isn’t always easy!

Read the rest of the post here on For the Family.

P.S. Are you a crafter? We’ve found that selling crafts online is one great way to bring in some extra money!

Get the strategies I use here at this post: How to Sell Crafts Online (A Great Way to Make Extra Money!)

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About Alicia Michelle

Alicia Michelle, author, speaker and online mentor at Your Vibrant Family, is passionate about helping women discover God's unique, amazing purpose for their lives as mothers, wives and daughters of God. In addition, Alicia is the creator of the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method which is a simple plan for anyone to understand and apply biblical truth in under 10 minutes a day as part of a daily Bible time. Alicia also writes at ChristCenteredHolidays.com where she shares practical strategies for Christian families who want to make Christ the center of their holiday celebrations. Connect with Alicia at alicia@yourvibrantfamily.com.

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