Building a Nest

Crisis Budgeting: How to Survive Financial Catastrophe And Thrive on the Other Side – Single Mum, Parents Article

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, those events pile on top of each other. And like so many of you, I’ve lived with financial anxiety, and had months where I  couldn’t…

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You Can Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck – Single Mum, Parents Article

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 refund … a sick kid … a birthday party. You have to turn to credit cards, and that only makes next month’s bills even worse.…

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Earn $50 – or More – Tonight While Sitting on Your Couch – Single Mum, Parents Article

The situation feels impossible: You need more money to take care of your family than your day job supplies, but can’t afford any more childcare costs (and your kids are too young or immature to be home alone). So many of us single moms find ourselves in exactly this position, desperately needing a way to bring in some cash and not seeing a realistic way to make it happen. But thanks to the Internet, there are lots of ways to…

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