Its getting tougher everyday, the cost of living is getting higher and higher, but the economy is still down, and its not gonna go anywhere up for a few years from now. How can we ever survive if things keeps on going up, and our income doesnt go up. Right now, as a plain housewife, all I can do to help my hubby with the expenses is to tighten our budget, and save a lot of money for the rainy days. Also, cutting coupons is a big help, and the reward cards as well. Even though its just a few dollars but in the long run its a big help for us. Every Stay at Home Mom should do the same thing, cause things are not getting any better folks.