June 9, 2021 11:50pm CST
This month we will feel living in a tight budget. My brother's contract for his job as writer in USAID is finished and he requested that he take a break from work before finding a new job. He spend 7,000 pesos of groceries every month. He provides money weekly for food. He pays the electric bill. We will need to adjust and lessen our expenses. I still have my two sisters working and for now they are the bread winner. My sister is still paying 8,000 a month for the car of my aunt that is sold to us. It's seems hard but I know we will survive
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• United States
This is where I come in and put on my "financial advisor" hat and remind people that relying on paychecks is usually a bad idea. When that money is rolling in good and proper it is always best to put aside some of that money into a rainy day fund so that when things happen—either job loss, emergency, or other unexpected expenses—there is less of a need to tighten budgets and worry about how things will be paid for in the interim. Does you no good now. But when those paychecks start rolling back in, it would be a good time to make some adjustments. That all aside, seems you still have lots of help there, so I am sure you all will do just fine until things return to normal. Onward and upward, and I hope that happens sooner rather than later.
• Legaspi, Philippines
It is really hard if one member of the family loses a source of income. But we can always find a new job. My daughter also decided not to renew her contract with the school she was working with. She said she wants to take up a course required for foreign teaching. Though she didn't help in any household expenses, I'm sure she will find it hard to survive because she is fond of online shopping.