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A Financial Overview for Single Moms

A Financial Overview for Single Moms
Here's an overview of the financial tasks that single moms must keep in mind, from insurance to estate planning and everything in between.

How Single Parents Can Earn More

How Single Parents Can Earn More
Sometimes earning more money is easier than spending less. You can earn more by negotiating a raise, increasing your education or getting a second job. Learn how single parents can increase their income.

Finding Child Care as a Single Parent

Finding Child Care as a Single Parent
This article touches on the various child care arrangements available to single parents, how they can afford care and special considerations to keep in mind.

How Single Parents Can Save Money

How Single Parents Can Save Money
How can single parents find money in their budgets for saving, and how can they stay motivated to save? This article answers both questions and offers some suggestions for where to save, too.

Money Management Tips for Single Parents

Money Management Tips for Single Parents
Single-parent families face unique money management challenges because there is only one parent to provide an income and manage the finances. These tips can help single parents manage their finances more effectively.

Owning a Home as a Single Parent

Owning a Home as a Single Parent
A guide to homeownership for single parents, including whether to rent or own, the pros and cons of buying a house and how to keep your home after a divorce.

Insurance Needs for Single Parents

Insurance Needs for Single Parents
Three types of coverage recommended for single parents are life insurance, disability insurance and medical insurance. Learn about the unique insurance needs of single parents and how to determine how much coverage is necessary.

Single Parenthood: Investing

Single Parenthood: Investing
Single parents need a simple investment strategy to meet their goals of retirement and paying for their child's education. Learn how to prioritize and strategize with limited time and resources.

Social Security Benefits for Single Parents

Social Security Benefits for Single Parents
The Social Security Administration provides benefits for various groups that may apply to single parents, such as divorcees, widows/widowers, disabled single parents and parents of disabled children. Learn about the eligibility qualifications and more.

Estate Planning for Single Parents

Estate Planning for Single Parents
Single parents have some unique estate planning considerations compared with two-parent households. This article covers wills, trusts, guardianship and living wills for single parents.

Tax Tips for Single Parents

Tax Tips for Single Parents
A tax guide for single parents, including how to choose a filing status, what tax breaks apply and how alimony and child support is taxed.

Work-life Balance for Single Parents

Work-life Balance for Single Parents
Work-life balance can be a struggle for all working parents, especially single parents. This article covers time-management and organization tips, as well as ideas for alternative work arrangements.