|We both come from upper middle class backgrounds and we are not really used to living so cheaply. Its hard sometimes but I guess we should be grateful for what we do have.
Being able to buy better, more nutritional food would be nice - we eat far too much plain noodles and pasta because its cheap. Just not having to worry about bills and always having to think "can we afford this?" would be really great.
we both weren't used to living cheaply either, although we knew it would be a temporary situation it wasn't easy, we could have gotten help from family i guess but we wanted to prove to ourselves we could survive without them while my husband was out of work and we did.
on the plus side, we got to spend so much time together, we would go fishing, stay up late watching movies, go on day trips, spend days at the beach snorkelling and exploring and could do whatever we wanted, the only problem was we didn't have any money to do anything with so we couldn't travel far and our debts were so huge it was stressing my husband out emensly and he couldn't really enjoy life because he was just too concerned about our situation.
we used to eat cheap foods like pasta and two minute noodles too
another way we could have healthy and cheap meals was buy making big pots of ministrone soup, it would last so long and tasted great, we still eat it now infact.
These days we have no money problems but i never get to see my husband anymore, i don't see him in the morning, i only see him for a few hours at night because he's so tired and then some nights he works extra late, sometimes to 11pm and during the budget on weekends too, his office is only two minutes away and he emails me all day and calls but it isn't the same as seeing him.
when we move back down south we are starting the accounting business that way we will have no money problems and will also get to see each other so much more.
also, i can't stand this tiny little town, it will e great to leave