As I sit here totally consumed - reading post after post on all of my favorite personal finance blogs, I suddenly snap out of it. “What the hell are you doing?” I think to myself. I have no kids tonight and at least ten things I have to get done. "Screwing two things up at the same time isn't multitasking." I started the night out on my laptop. I had planned to write a couple of articles for ... Read More about A Case Against Multitasking
I’m feeling that it is high time to get the chronicles started! The only way to do that is to share some of my top secret personal information with you. Let’s start with a little background… I live outside of a small town. The average salary in my area is $29,798. I live in a low cost, low wage area. My income this year, bonuses included, will be right around $36,000. I am not living it up ... Read More about Let the Chronicles Begin: My Starting Point
As a single mother you have your plate full and without proper organization your life will become a mess. Organization affects every part of your life – the quality of time spent with family, finances, and how efficiently and effectively you can complete work. Not to mention being disorganized is a huge stress factor. "Organization is the key to success." The problem most women have with ... Read More about Financial Organization: Filing Systems Made Easy
I think that we have covered the fact that being a single mother is HARD! It is hard in so many aspects, and in the beginning of single motherhood, finances take a big hit. A lot of us never imagined we would ever need anyone’s help – most of us never imagined that we would wind up being single mothers. So, should single moms apply for financial assistance? It depends on your circumstances. As ... Read More about Should Single Moms Apply for Financial Assistance?
A wise man once told me “if you are not in a spot to plan for the future, then make a plan to plan.” As a newly single mother I can vouch for the fact that at times it can seem like life is closing in on you. There are kids to care for, jobs to tend to, and of course the whirlwind of emotions to sort out. Drastic life changes make planning for the future a daunting task. "When life gives you a ... Read More about Single Moms: Make Your Game Plan