Category: Making Ends Meet

My Everything-Wrong-at-Once Week

Why Single Moms NEED emergency savings You already know part of my unfortunate last week (sick kid, sick me, hot water heater snafu). But that’s not where the “oh, no” ended. It’s so crazy, it almost sounds made up...but this all really happened. My son was still sick. I still felt like my nose would...

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7 Ways to Keep Your Divorce from Damaging Your Credit

There’s so much going on during a divorce that it’s easy to overlook things that aren’t problems yet … like your credit score. Getting a divorce doesn’t do anything to your credit by itself, but sometimes the aftermath can damage or destroy your credit. That can affect your finances for years to come, and make it...

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Avoid the PayDay Loan Trap

Single moms fight constant cash battles, trying to stretch every single dollar almost further than it can go. And sometimes – a lot of times – our cash falls short of what we need. When you are barely scraping by, running out of money between paychecks, the lure of having cash in hand can be...

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What’s a FICO Score? And Why Does It Matter?

If you’re trying to get a loan, a mortgage, or even a credit card, you need to know your FICO score. That number can mean the difference between yes and no… and even factor into how much interest you get charged. Higher interest rates make it harder to pay down debt - because more of...

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