August Outlook? holding steady
Expect your situation to improve or worsen in September?
Buying any non-essentials? Putting off purchases?
Non-essentials like canning equipment for fall produce (although that could be considered essential), maybe some clothing (for fall/winter), accessories for our recently remodeled bathroom (towels, toothbrush holders, etc.).
Saving more or less?
Same. Wish I could save more, but I'm not particularly good at it. I have reserve savings, but adding to it regularly is something I need to improve upon. Plus, I don't feel economically threatened... stable jobs, bills that are manageable, etc.