What budget items might the Westons consider reducing to cope with their financial difficulties

Ed Weston recently lost his
job. Before unemployment occurred, the Weston household (Ed; wife, Alice; two
children, ages 12 and 9) had a monthly take-home income of $3,165. Each month,
the money went for the following items: $880 for rent, $180 for utilities, $560
for food, $480 for automobile expenses, $300 for clothing, $280 for insurance,
$250 for savings, and $235 for personal and other items. After the loss of Eds
job, the households monthly income is $1,550, from his wifes wages and his
unemployment benefits. The Westons also have savings accounts, investments, and
retirement funds of $28,000.