No. of Recommendations: 4
To add to what has been said here already:

Make sure your spouse is on the same page.

Review any recurring monthly costs, such as cable, phones, internet, etc. Check rates, and make the call at least to you current provider asking about lower cost alternatives. Consider dropping those you can.

Make sure your spouse is on the same page.

Big ticket items that depreciate ought to be on the quick to sell list, unless there is strong seasonality in sale price (you may not want to sell a jet ski now :).

If you go "Gazelle intense" with a side hustle, make sure its not costing you money. There are lots of Uber drivers that don't account for the wear and tear on their vehicles and loose out particularly at tax time.

Check/recheck tax returns - have you been claiming appropriate deductions/credits? Are you or your spouse withholding too much, leading to large refunds at tax time. You want that money available now. And to the extent allowed by tax law, you want as low of income as possible for use on the FAFSA.

Make sure your spouse is on the same page.
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