money managment for a single mother?
i was hoping for answers from single parents and people/parents who budget well. ok so im really bad with my money and i need to start saving more for the baby on the way and for my daughter and for myself, the problem is i make 1800 a month and my bills come to about 1727, and thats without buying food, clothes(wich i desparatly need) and i also need to fix a couple things on my car and pay off a couple things, and my daughters birthday is in sept. i just need some advise on how to save, afford food and buy things like clothing. please dont say anything mean its hard enough to be this low without some a**hole comment to make u feel worse. and also i dont qualify for foodstamps so thats not an option, and i do get WIC. thank you for the help ladyscientist they told me i made too much for WIC too, and when i called the lady told me to just say there was three in my household because they wouldnt check, i know it is technacly lieing but i need the help and it sounds like u do too, and with the new baby u may qualify
Asked By: H H mama to 2 beautiful girls! - 7/15/2008
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If you are unable to get a second job or a better full time job maybe try selling on Ebay or Craig's List... More
Answered By: i_b_winkn_at_u - 7/15/2008
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I understand. I make "too much" money for wic, welfare, public housing, etc. I take home about $1200 a month. I am barely scraping by now, and I'm 30 weeks pregnant and single. Meanwhile I pay $300 in rent, $220 car payment, $125 insurance, $70 phone, 250$ student loans, and 100$ in utilities... More
Answered By: ladyscientist28 - 7/15/2008
u can cut out cable and internet and cell phone, and verizon offers a low income phone plan and i think pg & e does too. call all your houesold bills phone, electric, gas and water(not the extras like cable and cell phone) and just ask if they have a low income plan many of them do. if u have credit cards u can call... More
Answered By: mom to 4 boys - 7/15/2008
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