36 of 65
BACKNEXT
Lynne Hernandez: $5 for a gallon of milk
Lynne Hernandez: $5 for a gallon of milk
Lynne with her husband, Larry, and sons, Tai and Kanoa
Research scientist, 40, Ewa Beach, Hawaii

We live in one of the most expensive states in the country. Gas is $3.52 a gallon. Milk is over $5 a gallon. My husband is a stay-at-home dad to our two toddlers, ages 4 and 5.Over the years, we have made a lot of financial sacrifices to support a one-income household.

I am working in the biotech industry as a research scientist with a decent income. However it has become increasingly difficult to make ends meet on one salary. I am so thankful that my husband has been able to stay at home and raise our children.

But times are getting tough, and we are now considering sources of additional income, such as renting out the in-law unit, or starting a home business, which would allow my husband to be at home with the boys.

We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place, and hopefully we can stay here indefinitely.

NEXT: Deborah Elston: No work in sight
Last updated November 15 2009: 6:21 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Public colleges with the best bang for your buck Graduates with bachelor's degrees from these state schools see the biggest return on their college investment, according to a report from PayScale. More
Cool cars from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show These are some of the stand-out cars and trucks on display at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. More
Yahoo: 20 years of hits and flops The company that once was Google turns 20. We look back at the many, many brands it has cycled through. Remember Geocities? Broadcast.com? More

Special Offer