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...

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...

There are over 9 million single mothers and 2 million single fathers in the United States. Within these numbers, an astonishing 60 percent are living on or below the poverty line. Much of that is attributed to childcare. Single parents who work full time find themselves spending 40% of their income on childcare. Most single parents work minimum wage jobs. Between childcare, transportation, food and shelter it’s no surprise many parents are in danger of being evicted. At times, parents find themselves at a point where they need to make...

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...

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