Staying on top of your finances can go a long way toward maintaining a stress-free life as a single mom. Last week I wrote about how I don’t sacrifice as a single mom and why you shouldn’t either. And I still stand by that statement but I realize that this is easier said than done. As single moms we must sacrifice some things in order to get everything done in a day. And paying our bills and staying within budget are top priorities.
So, to give you some more practical tools, I’ve put together a single mom budget plan to help you manage your finances easier.
In this post you will:
Learn how to turn your budget into an enjoyable experience.
Create a financial checklist to stay efficient.
Learn about my favorite tool for staying on top of my finances.
Learn about ways to increase your income.
Let’s face it, balancing your checkbook and staying within budget aren’t very...
There are people who have money and people who are rich. -- Coco Chanel
Being a single mom means you have and will continue to make sacrifices for your kids. But it doesn't mean you must sacrifice everything. Yes, we single moms have a tight budget. Yes, we are running around like headless chicken half the time. Yes, we barely have time to shave our legs let alone bask in the sun at the beach. However, despite what people might think it's essential for a single mom to enjoy luxuries and it’s not that expensive.
Enjoying luxuries doesn't mean you have to eat Ramen noodles for a month in order to fit the luxury in your budget. It just means you have to get creative. When I see something I really, really want but is out of my price range (which, let’s face it: it mostly everything) I ask myself this: What does this thing represent to me? Can I create something else that fulfills whatever t...