The economic downturn has hit home for me in a big way, and over in the Work + Money section at Yahoo's Shine I'm wondering which expenses are off limits when you're trying to trim your budget.
Would you change your childcare situation? How about your work schedule? Institute a spending freeze, or just shop more frugally? It all depends on your family's financial situation -- no judgement here, only speculation -- and the current crisis has really made me examine my budget and try to figure out what's essential.