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Where to Find Help With a Security Deposit


Saving enough for a new apartment is great but sometimes a security deposit ends up being more than you bargained for. But that doesn’t necessarily ruin your chances of getting into a new apartment. There are places that you may be able to find help with your security deposit. Here are a few of the most common ones.   Government State & County Human/Social Service States a...


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4 Places to Find Gas Vouchers


Gas can be expensive. Driving your child to and from school and activities, driving yourself to and from work, and making other miscellaneous trips adds up. When gas costs more than you can afford, it can be a stressful situation. It’s great if you have a friend or family member that can loan you the money, but if you don’t have anyone to help, you’ll have to look elsewhere for a...


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5 Places To Find Help With Utilities


When you’re going through a financial hardship, utility bills can be hard to pay. You’re only allowed a certain amount of extensions of your bill before your service is cut out, and the longer you wait to pay, the more money it will be. That’s why it’s important to seek help as soon as you can, especially as a single parent. Here are five places to turn to for assistance: ...


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Winter Money Saving Tips


  Winter tends to be one of the more expensive seasons - and not just because of the holidays. Warming up your home, your children, and yourself can rack up quite a bill on its own. However, winter eating and traveling habits can also incur costs you may not have even thought about. A lot of these expenses can be slashed or eliminated altogether though. Here’s some tips on how to do it...


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Raising Financially Literate Children


Every parent wants their child to have more than they had. We want them to have a better life, avoid the mistakes we’ve made, and be more successful. Because of this, we teach them manners, push them to do well in school, and pass on the values they will need to get by in life. However, unfortunately, money management is not one of the things parents teach their children. They either believe...


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Government Assistance For Single Parents


Raising a child by yourself is almost always financially difficult. Providing for a family is expensive and doing it on a single income can sometimes seem impossible. But you don’t have to do it on your own. Even two-parent households sometimes need help. While there are many nonprofits and organizations geared towards single parents, the government also provides assistance. The six programs...


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How to Find Free Child Care


Daycare can end up being a costly expense, but a necessary one. As a single parent, you’ve got to work to make money, and you can’t necessarily have your child with you at all times. Here are some ways you can get the child care you need, but at a rate that won’t break the bank:   Family and Friends First of all, consider the fact that you most likely have a large arsenal...


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How to Use SNAP Benefits (EBT)


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allows you to use your government benefits to directly pay for food items at selected retailers. Once you’re certified for SNAP benefits, you’ll receive an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card in the mail with instructions on how to use it.   To purchase food using your SNAP benefits, bring your food items to the checkout counter ...


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How to Get Kids’ Clothes for Free


The expenses associated with children can add up quickly. You’ve essentially doubled your necessary expenditures while your income remains unchanged. While clothing stays a necessity, it doesn’t have to be a costly obligation. Here are some ways for you to get kids’ clothes at a low-cost, as well as how to make up that money to break even.   Consignment Shops Consignment ...


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What You Need to Know About Section 8


Section 8 housing vouchers were created to help the millions of Americans that can’t afford reasonable housing. While most people know about it, a surprising number of people that need it have no idea how to get it or even what the requirements are. Do you need Section 8 but don’t have all of the information you need? If so, here’s what you need to know.   Eligibility ...


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