Preparing yourself for what's coming

 These last few years have made a drastic impact on everybody's life, not only here in the US, but all over the world.
Covid happened and I'm not sure if we tackled it smartly or not but now we are experiencing the backlash and all the side effects of lockdowns and people getting sick.
The economy is bad, prices are hiking up and it's getting really hard to make both ends meet.
I am noticing it more since it is impacting my family terribly. From the beginning of our married life, I have been making the budget for the whole family and it has come on my shoulders to tackle and get our family out of this situation.
So the first thing is to figure out what are our needs, and wants.