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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...

Finding that extra funding that will help you change your life is never easy. It can seem like a disheartening venture, especially when looking at loans and repayments. But have you ever considered applying for a grant? Well you should! Y0u just may be able to get some  form of assistance like food, clothing, rent help, school funding, money to start a new busines (or even free money) IF you qualify for a specific grant. But the onus is on YOU to 1) first find a grant that you qualify for 2) and then to apply for it. Note that there...

You work hard for what you earn and need to be savvy about filing tax returns. Here are a few pointers on claiming what is rightfully yours from the IRS. You are doing the work of two people as a single parent and need a break. We have made a list of tips for tax breaks that you should consider. If it all sounds far too daunting and you are not sure exactly how to go about filing then you should engage a good tax practitioner. The amount you spend on the tax practitioner’s fee can result in thousands of dollars worth of tax credits and...

Many single mothers rely on child support for additional money each month after a divorce, especially if they weren’t working before, or have lost their job, or need to stay at home with the kids instead of looking for other work. Unfortunately, anything to do with child support or money will often add even more tension to a situation that’s already difficult. That’s why every state has laws and regulations set up to make sure single parents get the support they need for their children. Here’s how to apply for child...

It’s hard being a single parent. If you’re the only one bringing in money to support your family, you find yourself trying to balance your responsibilities on the job with all of the things you want and need to do for your children. That can be difficult when you have to make the choice between putting in overtime and earning more, or spending time at home with your family. If you really need money, sometimes that’s not a choice at all, and you have to give up that valuable time with your growing children. It’s...

This article is part of our free Freelancing to Financial Freedom series which teaches moms to make a part time income on the side through FREELANCING.   “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” (Chinese proverb)  “Little drops of water make the mighty ocean.” (English nursery rhyme)  “With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” (Thomas Buxton) What do all these quotes have in common? They show the importance of small things that can be added...

This article is part of our free Freelancing to Financial Freedom series which teaches moms to make a part time income on the side through FREELANCING.   Single-parent families often struggle with finances, and many single mothers rely on part-time or seasonal work to supplement their monthly take-home earnings. If you’re a single mother looking for extra income, you could be earning up to $1000 per month as a freelance article writer. If you don’t think that you have time to write articles, or that you don’t have...

‘Loans for Single Mothers.’ This is a phrase I’ve seen tossed around the web, in searches, and as various website pages as the titles. The promise of course in this title is that there are special loans just for single moms In fact…there are not. To get a loan you have to go through the same process as every other person. Yes, there are some loans offered by credit unions or backed by the government that are easier to get for lower income households with bad or no credit history, but for the most part, there are no...

We’ve all had that experience: running out of money when we need it. Or maybe you aren’t out of money, but you need money for other purposes, say buying a mortgage as a single mom or attending college as a single parent. All of these things are costly – if you don’t have the money, you don’t have the money. This is where a loan can come in handy – you can borrow money from a lender and ideally use that money for a specific purpose. Go to school, build a business, buy a home or car, make repairs on your home, or in some...

We’ve come up with good alternatives to payday loans for people who need emergency funds and opt to go the loan route. Some of these still may have high interest rates (anywhere from less than twenty percent to a high 100 percent), they are absolutely better than payday loans which can have interest rates in the hundreds of percent.   What are Payday Loans? Payday Loans are some of the most popular loans because it’s easy to get them and you don’t usually have credit check requirements. The problem is that people land themselves...

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