Category: Making Ends Meet

Do These 10 Things to Protect Your Financial Info NOW

Your personal financial information has been hacked. More than 143 million Americans were made vulnerable by the recent Equifax breach, and you are most likely one of them. That means your Social Security number, birth date, driver’s license data, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers are out there in the hands of hackers…soon to...

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Know your Debt-to-Income Ratio

When you’re trying to borrow money – and that includes applying for credit cards – it pays to know your DTI, or debt-to-income ratio. Your DTI presents a snapshot of what your debt looks like in relation to your income, and it helps lenders – especially mortgage lenders – see in a single number how...

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The Post-Divorce Money Plan

Now that you’re in charge of the finances, it’s time to get things in order. Believe me, it’s actually easier to manage the household cash when there’s only one person spending it – even though it is tougher to manage without that extra income. A lot of women coming off a divorce feel really insecure...

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How Single Moms Can Establish Good Credit

To have good credit, you need a good credit history. But for many different reasons (problems with an ex, trouble paying bills, or maxed out credit cards, for example), a lot of single moms have no credit or bad credit. That makes it really hard to score the best credit cards, low interest rates on...

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Single Moms Can Save Money – and Make Money – with the Sharing Economy

It’s impossible to be a mom without talking about sharing. We encourage our kids to do it, and it’s a great way to help each other make ends meet. And the world is catching up to us. A big part of economy calls for sharing now, whether we’re talking about equipment, services, and skills. For...

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Credit Card Calamity: How ONE Day Can Cost Single Moms so Much

I was one day late – literally one day – with my credit card payment. I’ve had the card for more than 10 years, and never been late before. But the last few weeks have been really crazy around here (sick mom and sick kid, plumbing disasters, etc.), and in all the crazy, I clicked...

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