what to prioritize first?

@chevill (316)
Philippines
November 28, 2008 9:04pm CST
I've been in financial crisis lately up to now and onestly I don't how to budget the small amount in hand. My hubby's salary for this month end is not sufficient for our expenses, I don't know what will I pay first or to what I will spend the money, do I need to pay first our bills and for sacrifice our food for another 15 days or our food first and don't pay bills yet, looking for somw way how to earn money in a very fast process. . . your advise is highly appreciated.
4 responses
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
Will you be able to survive for another 15 days without food? I believe you won't because it's necessary for our daily activities but you can put on hold with your other bills. Food is a necessity that you cannot put on hold and it is wise to spend something on food than to those bills you have.
@chevill (316)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
but how about my bills? maybe I'll make a way how to pay those bills... thx!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
I believe most of the bills have grace period in them and try to check you daily expenses with your foods until the next payment of your husband if you can still use some of your money left to pay those bills that don't have extensions.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
29 Nov 08
If there are any bills that you can put off, put them off. It's not possible for you to go for 15 days without food unless you have family who will feed you or are willing to go to a food bank for some assistance. Do you have anything that you could sell on Ebay to help bring in extra money? My daughter's friend made a lot selling old baby clothes. Good luck.
@chevill (316)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
ah okay, thanks for the quick responce. I'll try to visit the e-bay
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Dec 08
[i]Hi chevill, Ohhh, I am sure this is a common problem this time, I would say, prioritize your food first and the bills, if impossible to do it then I hope your online sideline will help you in a way to pay for the bills....If you will be very active here, it is possible to earn 30 bucks a month and for sure it will help you a lot! In our case with my hubby, we always pay for our bills and then have some sacrifices like eating out and other recreation![/i]
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
Prioritize your food. Your bills can wait.. actually most of the bills have "grace period".. selling your old stuff online or offline can add to your budget.. and also if finding referrals will also help.. meaning if you know a person looking for something then find someone who is providing the things the other person is looking for of course with commission..