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single mommy budgets

Posted by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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I'm just being nosey here, mainly BC I'm looking for ways to cut back expenses and possibly make extra money......what do you truly single moms budgets, and finances look like???
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tyfry7496
by Janet on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:09 PM
My paychecks. About $1100 a month. I don't count on child support.
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lauraash06
by Ashley on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM
You're able to live off of 1100$ a month?
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Andrewsmom70
by Silver Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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My son and I share a house with my sister. It helps a lot but I live paycheck to paycheck. Sometimes my mom helps me out financially.
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virginiamama71
by Carrie on Mar. 24, 2013 at 3:03 PM

My brother provides me with a home to live in, and only ask that I pay the property taxes, which comes to $400/month.

This is the best thing for me in savings cause nowhere in my area will I be able to rent for under$1000/month.

My bring home pay is around $1700 and what my ex gives in c.s. goes to my son's after school care and helps with some of his summer camp expense.

conniejo75
by Bronze Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM
1/2 my pay goes to rent. In my area, I was lucky to find a two bedroom 1000 sq ft apt for 950. (Most run about 1200). I only get 300 c/s for two teenage boys (barely covers my sons medical expenses since he has weekly appts and asthma meds) but I don't have a lot of debt. So basically gas/food/utilities/all other bills come off one check and rent off one check.
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Ms_mom_81
by Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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hmm. I try not to eat out. I have always been good about grocery bills. I pay all my bills first, before I do anything else.

brieri
by Platinum Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 5:46 PM

 HI and welcome to the group.

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