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8 Money-saving Tips for Single Parents

By Just Heather |


I’ve heard a lot of feedback in the last several months from single moms. Moms who struggle to pay off debt without a spouse’s income. Moms who can’t send a husband to the grocery store. Moms with no time to clip coupons while they’re working hard to be everything for their kids.

And, I want to help. So, for insight into money saving strategies for the single parent household, I reached out to those who’ve been there, including the most amazing single mom I know — my best friend, Julie. (That’s her with the princess!) She says, mostly, any money saving ideas will benefit both single and married parents. It’s all about cutting costs, no matter what your living situation or budget may be.

But, there are some strategies that work well for single parent households:

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Money Saving Tips for Single Parents

Budget Realistically

If child support is spotty, create a regular budget plan with your own income. When/If the extra money arrives, you can put it towards paying down debt, saving for something big or adding in a few extras you normally have to say no to.
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Of course, whether single or married, parenting is hard — and expensive! Budgeting and saving money will be important for everyone. It’s about using available resources, cutting out expenses you don’t really need, and finding the discounts & coupons that fit into your lifestyle.

What’s your best tip for single parents?

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More on Babble.com:
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More money saving ideas from Heather on Inexpensively.com:
5 Things I Only Buy on Amazon
Great Big List of Birthday Club Freebies

About Just Heather

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Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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