As the economic decline slides further into uncertainty, we have to take a hard look at our own familial finances and begin to ask some serious questions. It’s time to take off those rose-colored glasses.
First, we all need to understand what we, as individuals, can and cannot control.
We can control how much we earn
If you don’t make enough money, you can moonlight at another job, change jobs, move, go to school, or change careers. You can turn your hobby into a second job. You can sell stuff on EBay. You can house sit or pet sit. You can have a yard sale. You can mow the neighbor’s yard, clean gutters or clean houses. Just because the economy is tight, don’t think t...