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These days, finding affordable housing for your family can be quite difficult. Why? Due to the rising cost of living, as well as expensive housing developments replacing those that were once reasonable, it is now more challenging to find inexpensive housing for families. Many families often find themselves without adequate housing, which in this day and age is completely unfair. Thankfully, there are several options for those looking for affordable housing. For individuals, co-living has become a very popular trend. For families, including...

Being a single mom in this day and age is truly a superhero’s job. Between raising happy, healthy, and respectful children in a tough world, making ends meet financially, and keeping yourself in the best mental, emotional and physical shape possible, being a single mom is truly a juggling act. While many factors can increase the stress of this “job,” one stressor that too many single mothers find themselves facing is the lack of proper transportation. A lack of proper transportation can affect many factors in a single mom’s daily...

Welcome to our complete guide of resources for single moms. In this guide you will find a plethora of resources available through state, federal and private organizations. We have gathered phone numbers, websites and qualification criteria for financial resources, housing, childcare and transportation assistance. This article is updated for the end of 2016 and we will keep it current. Over 60 percent of single mothers are living on or below the poverty line. Much of that is attributed to the cost of childcare. Single parents who work...

Welcome to our how-to guide on finding free clothes. When you are in need of basic life necessities like clothing you may feel helpless and frustrated. Finding important resources are priceless in times of need. We have put together an extensive list of local and statewide organizations and businesses that provide free clothing, and other resources for families in need. Each city provides free programs to their residents. At times, we can look for help in other places, for example, religious institutions. Religious institutions rely on...

One thing you might just take for granted is your ability to open a bank account. Until that privilege is taken away that is. Having a bank account in 2016 is not an option thing. It’s a requirement for living in a first world country. You need a bank account to get paid, to make payments, to keep your money, to apply for and maintain a credit card, and much, much more. For example, if you apply for a new job, get hired, you may be required to give that bank your bank account number for a direct deposit of your paycheck. If you...

Raising a child costs thousands of dollars a year so as an expecting or new mother you will appreciate any free items for your baby that you can get your hands on. There are many different free items you can available if you look in the right place. We’ve scoured the web for you, locating free items that you can take advantage of. This article will list and some useful freebies for expecting or new mothers. Free Parenting Magazines You can receive free parenting magazines to give you some good parenting tips and advice. American Baby...

If you are a low income single mother, you should definitely apply for TANF as it offers a bundle of benefits to you and your children. TANF is a federal program that is administered on a state level and has helped over 1.6 million families. This article will tell you everything you need to know about TANF. The purpose of the TANF program is to keep single parents or families on their feet by offering money to help with basic expenses while they look for better employment. The program aims to achieve what they call self-sufficiency, meaning...

On average, a school-aged child will spend 36 hours a week in child care. Any working parent can tell you that one of their greatest concerns is daycare. Even in a two parent home, daycare expenses can consume a large portion of a monthly income. This can easily leave parents with a shortage on other equally important expenses. In an average single parent home, daycare expenses can be completely unaffordable. According to the 2014 U.S census, there are over 13 million single parents raising over 21 million children. In addition to childcare...

Are you a good candidate to donate blood plasma, and give “the gift of life” to someone suffering from a chronic disease? Needles aren’t for everyone. If you are squeamish then this might not be the way for you to get a quick cash injection. Plasma collection centers all across the US, pay for the time it takes to harvest the plasma from you. So in today’s cash strapped world it might be an option, when you need a few extra dollars in your pocket. What is Blood Plasma? Blood plasma is made up of water and essential proteins. These...

For most of us, graduating high school is an exciting time. You are becoming an adult and you have to make one of the most important decisions of your life. What will you choose as a career? There are some adults who currently face this question as well. Unfortunately, for many, it’s not the right question that needs to be asked. The question is, can I afford to go college? According to collegedata.com, the average cost of tuition for 2015–2016 is $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges, and $23,893...

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