Category: Making Ends Meet

Earn Extra Money – $50 or More – While Sitting on Your Couch

Your situation feels impossible: You need to earn extra money to take care of your family. But you feel stuck because you can’t afford to pay for more childcare. So many of us - single moms especially - find ourselves in exactly this position. We desperately need a way to bring in more cash.  But...

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Help! The Credit Card Company Lowered My Limit

What to do if your limit was lowered or your card was canceled When you’re stuck in a financial crisis situation, credit cards can give you some extra breathing room. That’s especially true if you’ve already burned through your emergency savings… slashed your budget to the bone… and done everything possible to bring in more...

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Crisis Budgeting: How to Survive Financial Catastrophe And Thrive on the Other Side

When you’re a single parent, it doesn’t take much to knock you into a financial crisis. Sudden job loss… flooded basement… a sick or injured child… dozens of things can make you dip into and use up your emergency savings. And those financial setbacks can leave you struggling to make ends meet. Lots of times,...

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You Can Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Worrying about whether you can cover all the bills this month is one of the worst feelings a single mom can have. And knowing that you definitely can’t feels even worse. When you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, almost anything can knock your finances off course. A bigger than expected electric bill … a smaller than expected tax...

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How to Escape the Single Mom Student Loan Debt Trap

As single moms, we face the highest student loan burdens. Our loans are bigger…our salaries are lower…our monthly budgets are tighter. According to Deeper in Debt by the American Academy of University Women, student loan debt has become a women’s issue as more of us go to college. And it’s an especially tricky situation for single...

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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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