If you are new to saving money and cutting expenses, you may search the internet where you will find such tips as “Skip your daily coffee fix” and “Buy store brand foods instead of name brand foods.”  While this advice is good, it only offers a superficial way to cut expenses.  You may need to look beyond this generic advice to find other ways to trim costs.  My family is in this situation currently; our income does not add up to the equivalent of our expenses.  Not only are we making less than we spend, we are not able to add to our savings.  This situation is temporary, until my husband finishes his post-doc, but obviously it is not sustainable for the two years he will be in a post-doc position.  Here are some of the extra ways we have found to trim our budget:

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