Kimberly Grimes was let go from her job at UPS Processing Center on Harrison last August, and since then, it's been a struggle to balance and manage her family's budget.
"We prepare most of our meals now. We just scale back a little bit. We try to do things that don't cost a lot. Things we can do at home for free or not that expensive," said Grimes.
And she's not the only one feeling the heat from the economy. Dozens of people find themselves in the same boat. They're all taking part in a free money management course by Goodwill.
The financial educational program "Good Dollars and Sense" hopes to provide community member with skills and tips on how to bank, invest, and establish credit.
"A lot of people don't learn these kind of skills and tools so it's important to learn the tools for the first time and understand how to properly budget and how to spend your money wisely," said Goodwill Director of Mission Services Courtney Geiger.
The mother of two knows she needs to balance and manage her money wisely for the sake of her family. She's willing to do whatever it takes in order to keep her family's budget in the green.
"So we're maintaining. You just have to make sacrifices that's the biggest thing when you go through a crisis. You just kinda make some sacrifices to try to pull yourself together and your family together," said Grimes.
Click here for more information how to enroll in the "Good Dollars and Sense" Program.