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House Hacking, Airbnb, and Rental Property Investing – Foster Parents Article

Almost six years ago, we bought our first house. We were barely 24 years old, and honestly had NO idea what we were doing. Theo was working at the fire department for $12/hour, I was a new stay at home Mom and we had one sweet little baby. We bought our 4 bedroom house with the intention to one day renovate and rent out the basement. But, first…we needed some cash. Since we only lived in two of the bedrooms…

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Continued Momentum: Foster Care in the 2020 Legislative Session – Foster Parents Article

Continued Momentum: Foster Care in the 2020 Legislative Session Posted: March 10th, 2020  –  By: Allison Gilbreath In 2019, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on foster care study revealed Virginia’s longstanding failings in Virginia’s foster care system. It showed a lack of adherence to requirements in some cases, a need to place more children in family-based foster care settings (including kinship care), high caseloads, and a 40% turnover rate in the workforce. This year, the Virginia General Assembly…

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How to Live on $28,000 Per Year – Single Mum, Parents Article

Want to reach financial freedom quicker? The key is to create more cash flow in your budget so you can have more control over how you manage your money. When I first started getting my finances in order as a single mom, my goal was to live on $28,000. This was not a choice. My salary at my full-time job was only $28,000 so I had to make it work. Let’s say you earn $50,000 per year though. Think of…

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5 Easy Hacks to Help You Stick to Your Budget – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you want to keep track of your finances and properly manage your cash flow, you need a budget. There’s no way around it but still, only 41% of Americans admit to having a budget. This means, most people are not organizing their finances or tracking their spending. While we all know that a budget is an important tool to have, the act of budgeting is a constant habit that many people fail to keep up with. Most people fail…

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I Quit My Job: Time Management, Schedules and Big Fat Lies Told to Entrepreneurs – Single Mum, Parents Article

by Evelyn Terry | May 16, 2017 | Business, Entrepreneur, Lets Talk | The National Black Film Festival was here last week and one of the questions asked was ‘how do you manage your family time’? When I first left radio, I thought that I would have more time, buuuuuuuuut I was so wrong. Even without a full time job, time still seems to escape me EVERY SINGLE DAY! I quickly learned that I needed to set a…

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The White House Budget Director Does Not Speak For Me – Single Mum, Parents Article

The White House budget director Mick Mulvaney went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program this Thursday to discuss the recently proposed “America First” budget which shows an increase in defense spending and some pretty dramatic cuts in other areas. The most notable being the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, who are tasked with helping protect our environment and making sure there is a livable planet for our children and great grandchildren. There are many other areas that are seeing cuts such as…

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