Quote from Julielpn
A single mom of 4 to save money and pay all her bills while going to school?
With all of the views going on around here, I'm sure we can come up with a boatload! (It's for me....divorce has become an option....)
Since I have been there, and it is possible, here's my advice
eat at home, but treat yourself and the kids once in awhile
coupons, use them
use nature (hiking biking, swimming) as a form of entertainment rather than renting or going to the movies (this can get expensive)
when you do go to the movies, take yor own home made snacks
stay healthy, (avoid doctor visits)
get rid of cell phones
walk places whenever possible (to the store, if it is only 3 blocks away)
Don't speed (tickets get expensive)
thrift stores for those items you can get second hand and live with
Make of list of wants and needs and only get your needs when shopping
do not pay with a credit card whenever possible
Do not take your credit card in the story to avoid temptation
reduce your utlilities by washing full loads only and use the clothes line
cancel your cable (do you really need it)
If you abuse Cappacino, special coffees, limit yourself (Soda pop also)
Consider quitting smoking (if you smoke, if you don't smoke, don't start, in school)
These are just a few things I can think of, I'm sure others can think of more.
Just my 2 cents, as it worked for me. Also, I purchased used books whenever possible.