Making it on the living allowance is a challenge. Help members before they get in over their head.
Coach members about how to live on less
Early on, provide members with the basics of setting up a reasonable budget and sticking to it. See one program’s guidance: Introduction to Budgeting (PDF).
Create a tip sheet on saving money in your area. See tips assembled by other programs:
Help members struggling with debt. See strategies and resources adapted from one program’s training:
- Getting Out of Debt (PDF) includes a step-by-step process for addressing financial problems with tips for dealing with creditors and staying positive.
View the “Living on the Living Allowance” tutorial.