Category: Get Help When You Need It

Getting Back on Financial Track During - and After - Divorce

All of a sudden, you're in charge of everything: kids, house, money. You've barely absorbed the decision to divorce and already everything has changed. It can all feel overwhelming, even paralyzing. Simple financial tasks like paying bills can suddenly feel impossible to manage. When you're faced with so many unanswered questions (Can I afford to...

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4 Ways to Ease Your Monthly Student Loan Burden

If your student loan payment is squeezing your budget too hard, change it. On average, monthly student loan payments run about $350 a month – and that’s an expense many single moms really can’t afford on top of childcare costs and regular monthly bills. Unfortunately, many single moms just stop making payments, not realizing the...

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First time with FAFSA? Here are some quick tips to get you started

UPDATED FOR 2019 If, like so many single moms, you are the custodial parent of a child (under 24 years old) who’s soon heading for college, it's time to FAFSA. To get any cash for college – grants, work-study, scholarships, and federal loans – you have to fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for...

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How to Repair the Damage of Child Identity Theft

Single moms, if your child has been the victim of identity theft, you’ll need to take specific steps to reverse the damage and protect him from future financial attacks. This process can be really frustrating, so make sure your child has an existing credit report before you go through these steps. If there is one,...

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Crucial: Check Your Child’s Credit BEFORE It’s Too Late

With everything single moms need to worry about, it’s a shame we have to deal with this, too. But the child identity theft industry is huge, and it’s only getting bigger. Unfortunately, most of us find out the hard way that our kids have been victimized… You take your ten-year-old child to the bank to...

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How to Freeze Your Credit

Your credit and your financial future are at risk. The Equifax breach is just the latest in a long line, and it’s the worst we’ve experienced… so far. The truth is that your information is out there, it’s vulnerable, and criminals have access. One protective step you can take right now, this minute, is to...

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