Category: Protect Your Financial Future

How to Make Estimated Tax Payments and Avoid IRS Penalties

UPDATED FOR 2021 So many people – especially newly divorced single moms and first-time freelancers – end up in tax trouble for one common reason: They don't realize they need to make estimated tax payments.  So if you: Started a business Have a side gig Got unemployment Work from home as a freelancer Have any...

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How to Prioritize Your Debt

            Covering your essentials and tackling financially-damaging debt Please Note: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.   When it comes to managing debt, single moms have extra struggles to deal with. But we manage to overcome those hurdles and keep making strides to pay off debt and build...

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How to Open a Roth IRA in Under 30 Minutes

You need to do this today. Single moms – women in general, actually – are waaayyyyyy behind when it comes to retirement savings. We all have plenty of reasons for this… but when we’re 80 and out of money, those reasons won’t matter at all. So today we are going to take 30 minutes to...

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Avoid Target-Date Retirement Fund Traps

What you don’t know about target-date funds can hurt you Note: This article contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you click on them. Thank you for your support. When your to-do list is already a mile too long, it’s tempting to go the easiest ways to get things done. That’s especially true when...

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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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How to Set SMART Money Goals and Get Everything You Want

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, I may receive a commission. You want to save money, but how? When you’re a single mom on a tight budget, saving for anything can feel impossible. The key to successful saving plans is setting SMART goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic...

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