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budget for single mom

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laraplus2

Asked by laraplus2 at 7:52 PM on Mar. 10, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • What is the question?
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 7:52 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Are you asking for advice? I would need to know your monthly or weekly income to help you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Same budget as any family that has one or more parent working out of the home with kids in daycare or school. The cost of living isn't that much cheaper than partnered. Rent isn't cheaper, food is only slightly cheaper because you're buying only slightly less. Daycare doesn't give a single mom discount. So, just budget for the size of your family. If income is an issue, keep the extras to a minimum, and find free/low cost alternatives.
    halfpint_ny

    Answer by halfpint_ny at 8:25 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Go to the library and check out the book The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. It will help you with budgeting, paying debt and eventually building wealth.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 10:25 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

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