This tip concerns those out there that have a license in the medical field. When I married, I chose my home/husband over my profession. (I am a registered nurse). I took 6 months off to get my mind set on being a wife and homemaker and off being focused on my career. Then, I went back to work very part-time. Working only a few days a month. Just enough to keep up with it. My husband and I live off of his income alone and then the income I have is put in savings or for extras. (We used 5K I had saved to pay cash for a used car when we got to Germany). My tip then is about keeping up with the changes and continuing education credits. I found a free online nursing magazine. Advance for nurses. I also found a web site that has CEU's. You can buy a membership if you wish but they also offer free courses about once a week or so. I don't know if there is a limit to the number of free courses you can take, but they offer a new one to me every week or so. If anyone else has any keeping up tips please comment! For more Frugal Friday tips go to Biblical Womanhood.