I invited Michele @ Frugal Granola to share further ideas and encouragement on how she has creatively sought to live well on one income. You can read more about her story and journey through her husband’s unemployment here. Thank you Michele! This is part of our Titus 2 Talk on the topic of being workers at home.
One of the biggest steps toward staying home, was realizing how little we really need. We didn’t need the two cars, large home, or new purchases. God’s blessings abound when we learn to be content with what we have.
One example as a way we have saved money on living expenses, is by renting a one-bedroom apartment. We use a futon for sleeping in the living room (the bedroom has always been for our daughter.) I have a friend with a couple children, who has a similar living arrangement.
In order to live well on a one-income budget, we strive to eliminate unnecessary costs and activities, in order to promote a better quality of life.