Single Moms Aren’t Superheroes — We Need Help – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sometimes, people think that we single moms can do anything without any help. But that is really far from the truth.  Kids require a lot of time and attention, something we don’t always have. That’s why some moms opt for putting their children in daycare, so they can get time to get everything done at home.  The life of a single mom is a constant tornado. From taking the kids to school, driving to work, working hard to earn money,…

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What To Do When Coming Into Money – Single Mum, Parents Article

Pexels – CC0 License   Coming into money can be a positive and unexpected event. However, it’s rarely always completely positive. For example, the most likely scenario of coming into an unexpected amount of revenue is that it has been inherited due to the death of a loved one. That is never something you consider ‘worth the payday,’ even though some families do fight over the interpretation of a will, which is a sad thing to see.  …

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Single Dad’s Guide To Jury Duty Part 4: The Deliberation Room – Single Dad, Parents Article

Every good thing must come to an end.  Whether you consider Jury Duty a good thing one might debate.  But no one can deny the pull of the Single Dad’s Guide to Jury Duty.  (Shhhh!!!  No comments from the peanut gallery!)  We spent our time covering what to do inside the room you wait for jury service.  We developed strategies designed to get you in trouble before the judge.  And we passed ourselves off as knowledgeable individuals capable of knowing…

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Five Fantastically Frugal Family Tips – Single Mum, Parents Article

When you are a parent and busy with raising a family and living life, the costs can keep rising; there are always lots of things to be paying for, and many of which are just the basics to keep you going. Which is why having a few tips and tricks to help you to save money on everyday purchases, as well as on the luxury items that make life sweet, can be just the thing. Why pay more for something…

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Six Savvy Side Hustles | Kaywanda Lamb – Single Mum, Parents Article

#MomChat was on fire last weekend. Do you follow me on Facebook and Instagram? If not, you’re missing good information every Sunday at around 7pm Central Time. This last weekend #MomChat was about side hustles. Sis, sometimes we all need a little extra to take care of the babies.  It’s great to have a side hustle for just that reason. Don’t take the label side hustle to mean anything negative. It simply denotes a business that you run on the…

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Help Young Children Form Positive Financial Habits • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Guest blogger and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance, Sandra McKinnon shares some compelling information on youth and financial literacy. Children form financial habits at an early age. Parents and care providers can influence what those habits will be. University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Karen Holden and colleagues found that habits children learn when they are young form the basis for their future behavior. A study from Cambridge University found that children form financial habits…

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Summer’s Coming & So Are The Bills! – Parents Article

As the weather warms up, we start to think about holidays.  Or rather the cost of having a holiday. Taking the kids out of school during term time to go on holiday is a highly contentious issue and it’s something, personally, I would not do without a very good reason. Promotional feature I’m not sure a fortnight in a theme park counts as a valuable life experience, which is often the… CLICK to read more. This is only a snippet…

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Reasons Why You Overspend – Single Mum, Parents Article

Do your bank account and wallet run dry before every payday, regardless of what you do to change things? Do you have the overspending curse? First off, you are not alone. For most people, resisting the allure of an impulse purchase is one of the most difficult things to do. While this does not mean that you do not understand the importance of smart financial decision making, it’s important to recognize why you’re unable to cultivate positive financial habits to…

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10 Uncommon Ways Single Moms Can Keep More Money In Their Pockets | Kaywanda Lamb – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sis, I gave you some tips to Get Your Money Right. But Honey, let’s help it stay that way. Here are tips on saving money in not so obvious places: Unplug non-essential electronics when not in use. Do you realize how many blue, red, green, and other colored little lights stay on all around the house? Those lights symbolize electronics that are being powered but are not in use. Make it a habit to unplug things that are not in…

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Fixed Rates vs. Variable Rate Mortgages: What’s Best for Single Parents? – Single Mum, Parents Article

Image: Pixabay Getting your foot on the first rung of the UK property ladder can be tough, even at the best of times. So, if you are a single parent, it can seem like a mountain to climb when it comes to saving up and having a mortgage application accepted. As a single parent, it can be financially challenging, often because your childcare requirements mean that you are unable to seek full-time employment. Even if you have the…

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