Single moms know that saving money is very important for themselves and for their children. However with all the bills and children’s expenses, saving money can seem to be an impossible task. There are some things that you can do that will lead to savings that will make a big difference in the amount you save. This article will provide some effective ways a single mother can start saving some money. Make a Strict Budget One of the most important things you can do is to generate a detailed budget of all your finances. You do this by writing...

It’s always a sinking feeling—mostly in the wallet—when you realize that you need the advice of a lawyer. Legal representation doesn’t come cheap, but luckily there are some options you can explore that will leave your wallet if not as heavy, then only slightly lighter. There are a few ways to get legal advice nowadays. You can ask questions online, tap into digital and paper archives, or you can get in touch with a lawyer online. These are all viable and will all take varying levels of effort and time management from you. As...

Child care can be a very expensive service for many parents to have to deal with. Many parents do not realize just how expensive child care can be until they start forking over big dollars on child care. The bills can add up quickly and you can find yourself facing some financial instability as a result. This is especially the case if both parents return to the workforce after the child is born as you will need someone to care for your children during your 40 hour work week. Rest assured as this article will provide some useful information...

The modern world is only just starting to really explore what traditional societies have known for thousands of years: the old ways of preserving food through fermentation not only give you a great-tasting result, these techniques also add concentrated nutrition and amazing probiotic benefits. Today, you can take advantage of these traditional methods in your own modern-day kitchen, using simple ingredients and common household utensils. What’s So Great About Fermentation? Traditional fermentation techniques for most food products...

Whether you’ve just arrived or have been in the United States of America for some while, welcome! This article has been a long time in coming, but here it is finally. Being an immigrant in a strange country can be very confusing and the US is no different.  In fact, some services and laws can differ from state to state.  With so many federal departments offering different services, it’s sometimes difficult to know who to go to for the right help. There are in fact some financial assistance (and other types of assistance) for LEGAL...

You may have seen or heard of virtual assistants (or VAs) as a way of working flexibly from home.  It’s a loose expression used for just about anyone who provides services to a company by working remotely; from home, from the library, even from the beach.  So, they are ‘virtually’ there. You will find the term ‘freelancer’ and ‘virtual assistant’ inter-changed in conversation.   As a general rule, traditionally, freelancers bid for work and will have to find their own assignments, where virtual assistants are often hired...

We’ve all wondered how we can make a few extra dollars, while juggling child-care and running a home.  Sometimes, we just want to feel useful again, keep the gray matter working and keep our hand in the workforce, but without having to go out and commute to a full-time job.  And some of us, if poorly or housebound, may need a job that can be done from the comfort of home. Providing a typing service from home is one option you may be considering.  Or you may have already tried it. The problem is how to detect a legitimate job with...

If you’ve been thinking of working from home, I guess you’ve been looking at various different types of work that you can do to fit in around your family, running the home, and even fitting around your regular job. Among the various types of home-working jobs out there, posting ads online is one of the most popular that you will see advertised on the web. It can promise anything up to $500 a day with just two hours of work each day.  You don’t need any special technical skills or previous experience, just the ability to copy and...

It’s estimated that around 1 in 5 kids in America are not getting the amount of food they need and are going hungry.  It’s proven that kids who eat a balanced and nutritious diet on a regular basis will miss less school, get better grades and are more likely to graduate. No money for healthy meals for your kids?  You’re not alone as you can see here. But on a plus side, there are plenty of organizations and federal programs that are available to you.  You don’t need to pack them off to school with just another bag of potato...

Christmas day is near. We’re down to weeks now. Every parent wants to see the look of joy on their child’s face when they open the gift they’ve wanted all year. As Christmas grows closer, the pressure for the money becomes suffocating. The gifts and toys are pushed to the back-burner in the face of more pressing hurdles like the utilities and the rent. Personally, I understand the struggle to keep the joyous Christmas spirit alive when the hope of seeing that wonderful, bright look on your child’s face grows dimmer and dimmer with...

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