Are you a single mom on a budget?

Check out this article and infographic for advice!

Experienced moms, what advice would you add?

http://www.creditguard.org/single-moms-budgeting-…

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4Katie
    04/25/14
    Hey! I see some moms.com people quoted on there! How cool is that?

    My biggest piece of advice is to NOT over extend yourself. You don't need credit cards, pay day loans, huge car payments or to live in a house you can't afford. Realistically look at your budget and decide what you can and cannot afford. I think way too many people get bogged down in debt, not just single moms, and their quality of life suffers for it.
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    04/30/14
    4Katie
    Great advice Melissa! Living within your means is so important.
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      04/25/14
      8Theresa Gould
      Great mentions for Moms.com! :) I'm not a single mom.
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        04/25/14
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        04/30/14
        4Katie
        Coupons are another great suggestion for moms on a budget.
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          04/28/14
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          04/30/14
          4Katie
          We try to stock up of food staples when they are on sale.
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            04/30/14
            My best suggestion would be and I learned this after a year, to live below your means for a while.. As they are young.
            When my kids were little (1 and 3)... I just got a one bedroom; gave them the room to share and I slept on the couch. For 2 years. So they had normalcy and learned to sleep in their own space and I wasn't needing my own space totally just yet.
            Saved me tons on rent. So when it was time.. I needed a room and they did.. When they were older.. We got it.
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              05/14/14
              4Katie
              Check it out! They just added part two of this article:

              http://www.creditguard.org/moms-budgeting-advice-…
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