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Monthly Family Budget Cuts

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Making confident and smart choices for you and your family gives you total boss status. We've partnered with Total Wireless to offer tips and tricks for making family life more organized, efficient, and fun.

Being a mom means taking on many additional titles that come with the job, like "chauffeur," "chef," "cleaner," "toy picker-upper," "boo-boo kisser," and more, depending on the day. But one consistent title that we tend to share is "budget boss." You can become the total boss of your monthly budget by keeping track of family spending and making smart decisions about finances to plan for your future (and, of course, allow for some fun spending, too!).

Certain expenses are more difficult to negotiate — rent/mortgage, car payments, day care — but here are seven easy adjustments to save money on a monthly basis and still keep everyone happy.