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How do I buy stuff I can’t afford?

You may be thinking about buying things you currently can’t afford — or don’t think you can afford, yet. Would you like to buy a home, new car, or go on vacation? What about a college education? Maybe you’re saving up for a divorce, retirement or want to pay off debt. Whatever your goal, take…
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How to save money by negotiating your bills

Choices abound, but we’re taking a look at four companies disrupting how we think about paying bills: TrueBill Arcadia Power BillBargain BillShark Trim These and other bill negotiation services earn money by helping you save yours. Bill negotiation services A bill negotiator is the same way. She takes time to uncover money-saving hacks as if…
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Tips for caring for your aging parents—when you are a single mom

Patrice is a smart, hardworking single mom with limited involvement from the father of her two elementary-school-aged kids. She works full time as support staff at a logistics firm, while she runs a tight ship she consistently feels like she has her hands full. Then suddenly, her 67-year-old mom, who lives two hours away, experienced…
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What happens to my kids if I die?

Estate planning and will for single parents

What happens to my kids if I die? Whether you’re a parent of teens, or have recently welcomed a new baby into your life, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question: What happens if I died? This question can be especially loaded if you’re a single parent. Don’t you want to do everything possible to…
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Hey single mom— Do you tell your son he's the man of the house?

Ever since he was a tiny boy, my son has been a little dude. By this, I mean he takes on typically masculine roles. Even when he was 3 years old, he would make sure his older sister and I stood behind the orange safety line while waiting for the subway train — maneuvering his…
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Sex and money advice from a 90-year-old single mom

Last week, my kids and I visited my mom at her Milwaukee condo, the complex of which is occupied mostly by senior citizens. While lounging by the pool where my kids caused a ruckus, mildly amused and mostly annoyed by the very loud woman who went on and on and ON about how she could…
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When should single moms introduce a boyfriend to the kids?

Short answer: Whenever you want. Growing up, my mom, who was divorced, dated a lot for a few years. I loved it. I loved watching her get dressed up to go out to dinner or dancing. I'd sit on her bed as she'd stand at the dresser and set her blond, permmed hair on rollers,…
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Should you sell your engagement ring (or wedding band) after divorce?

Short take: Don't hold on to a token of a relationship gone wrong —  sell your bridal jewelry to Worthy.com and use the money for a positive new start.  More info: I had a really spectacular engagement ring. It wasn't that it was huge or particularly expensive. It was unique — the 24-carat yellow gold…
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How to save money on a low income

Saving money on a low income is not an easy feat, and that’s especially true when you have kids and all the expenses they bring. Once you’re done paying for kid’s sports, camps, clothing, and school needs, it’s easy to find yourself with nothing left at the end of the month. You may find your…
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37 reasons all moms need $1,000 in a savings account in her own name (and how to find it)

If I have one goal in this lifetime, it is to help women see the connection between their financial security, and their personal power. When you have a strong income and earning potential, you make better decisions about your romantic relationships — dating men not who will pay your rent, but men who rock your world.…
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