One income family money-saving tips
One Income Families: Saving Money
One-Income Families: At-Home Income
One-Income Families: Changing to One Income
One-Income Families: Choosing To Stay Home
Working At Home
Because our family is feeling the effects of rising prices, I have gotten more aggressive at looking for deals and cutting back. I don't believe the answer to our family's financial strain is for me to get a job, or should I say a second job. I realize there could come a point where I need to seek outside work, but I have decided to do everything in my power to not add that strain to our family.Living on One Income
Saving money actually comes down to what your personal priorities are and where you want to spend your money. Would you rather take longer to "receive your stuff," travel and invest than to have the newest sofa on the market? If you want to afford to stay at home with your kids, try these tips.Everyday Savings
Although I have a part-time side business, my main job is raising our two elementary-age kids. I am determined to remain available to them as a full-time mom. Therefore, I am on a mission to save, save, save on everything, especially groceries. Here's what I do to create everyday savings.Money-Saving Tips from a Single Parent
She raised two kids on her own and got by finanically. Here are her tips on how she managed to provide for her kids on one income.Maintaining the One-Income Lifestyle
It not easy, but it is possible for a family to live on one income even in today's "everybody works" two-income world. If you are just starting out in your adult life and think that someday you might want to have a family with the "luxury" of a stay-at-home parent, plan for it now. Here's how.Single Parent Finances
Saving money out of necessity is no different than saving money for a vacation, newer car, or home. You must simply spend less than you bring in each month. As a former single mom for more than six years, I have much experience with saving money out of necessity.Single Stay-at-Home Parent
So is it possible for a single parent to get by financially without working? Probably not. Studies indicate that financial problems are one of the biggest hurdles for single parents. But here is how you can find out for sure.Stay-at-Home Grandma
My husband is retired and I quit my job 4 years ago to stay at home with my newborn grandson whom we are adopting. Here are some of the things we do to make ends meet on a single retirement income.Advice from a Stay-at-Home Mom
A stay-at-home mom shares some of the things they do in her family to help stay within their budget. As a stay-at-home mom, she is always looking for ways to stretch their dollars instead of making more dollars.Single Income Living: A More Traditional Lifestyle
The biggest help in single income living is both parents being committed to one parent staying home with the children. It takes being very tight on money and putting family as more important than having extra comforts and entertainment. Here are some money-saving steps you can take to make it work.One Income Family
Here are some suggestions for those who want to live on one income, but are afraid to. These are the main things our family did. Many of these ideas came from books. They have been adapted to our lifestyles, but I highly recommend these books for those who want to live on one income.
Single Income Living: Shop Like the 1950's
12 Secrets to a Single Income Success
Living On One Income
Our One Income Family
One Mom, No Dad and Lots of Debt
A Stay at Home Mom's Story
Our One Income Experience
Our One Income Experience
Our Reduced Income Experience
6 Years, One Income
A Single Mom's Financial Advice
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