My husband is a PE teacher and a high school football and softball coach. Well there was a hiring shuffle and hubby got left out in the cold on his football job. Now what that means for us is a reduction in pay and the loss of the summer bonus check. He has already checked with some friends and he thinks he can get hired on at a smaller school for less money though (jr high as opposed to high school). So best case scenario we are looking at about a $2000 reduction in coaching pay plus the almost $3000 summer bonus check. Worst case, about $5000 reduction in salary plus the $3000 bonus. If we know a layoff is coming (he will continue to get paid the same amount as we get now thru the end of July) what are some things I can do to prepare now to fit in this new pay into an already pretty tight budget? I work also so me getting a job is not an answer (since I already have one). Any ideas on how I can get a jump on this and make it a pretty painless transition. In a few more years it wont be so bad cause our car will be paid off, child support will be over and my child will be out of her braces. But until then.........any ideas for me? Thank you!!!