Category: Managing Debt

These 5 Budgeting Myths Threaten Your Financial Security

The truth about budgets brings financial freedom Budgets are a single mom’s best financial friend – hands down. Kids are expensive, and it’s even harder to make ends meet when you’re working with one income. That’s where budgets come in to save the day. Unfortunately, just the word “budget” can turn people off. And the...

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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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Missed Out on Small Business Money? More Is Coming.

Be ready for the second round of small business money. UPDATED The $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is out of money… but millions of small businesses didn’t see a dime. Congress continues to fight over details, but it seems like they’re going to authorize another round of funding for small businesses and self-employed people....

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Take Control of Your Debt… and Get Rid of It

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, I may receive a commission. If it feels like debt has taken over your life, you’re not alone. And while it might feel like that debt is controlling your finances, you can take control back… conquer that debt… and get your...

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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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