We just seem to feel guilty about everything, and if money is tight or if you are living month to month, that guilt of not bringing in any money to the household finances can feel crushing.
Pay all the bills, balance the checkbooks, write all the checks. Just because you don’t earn an income doesn’t mean you should be hands off when it comes to the finances.
Saving can mean a lot of things. It can mean using coupons or creating savings accounts to save for bigger purchases or as an emergency fund.
A great way to contribute to your family’s finances when you don’t earn an income is to create your budget- and then make sure everyone sticks to it!
By careful planning of meals you can reduce grocery store costs and the expense of going out to eat when you need a quick meal and didn’t plan ahead.