Amy at The Finer Things has 6 suggestions along with links to what others are piggybankdoing to recession proof their family and thrive!

It’s not about how much you make.  It’s about making that amount, however large or small, work for you.  My husband is a teacher and coach in a small town.  Without getting too specific, his salary qualifies our kindergarten daughter for reduced lunch prices at school.  It’s not a lot of money, but it’s working for us.  We chose to live on this income.  We chose for me to be a stay at home mom.  We are thriving.  In the event that your income is reduced for whatever reason, maybe some of what works for us might just work for you, too.     

1.  Ditch the Joneses.  They are not your friends.  They will tempt you to spend money that you don’t have on things that you don’t need.  Surround yourself with like-minded frugal friends.  Make it a game… who can find an item for the least expensive price?  Network and help each other save money . . .

Read the rest here. Amy is a guest posting on Homemaker Barbi.

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