10 Ways to Save Money as a Single Parent

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1. Check with Centrelink
Centrelink has a variety of options to help. The most commonly known one is the parenting pension, but there is also rent assistance, Family Tax Benefit A and B, Carers Allowance if you have children who need extra care or treatment such as speech therapy etc. Also, with your health care card you can get car registration reduced, electricity/gas/phone discounts as well as travel discounts. Ask everywhere if you get a discount. (more…)

Best Money Saving Tips: Saving Tips for Single Parents

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Most single parents know the challenge of keeping a budget in check. Cutting spending can seem like an enormous task to anyone who is raising a family, but you’d be surprised at how much you can save by taking a few small cost-cutting steps. Plus, by opening an online bank savings account, you can save time and money while staying in control of your money.
Evaluate your underlying spending philosophy. It sounds simple, but when you recognize the difference between buying what you want and buying what you need, you’re less likely to fall into a spending trap and more likely to build up your bank account. (more…)

How to Save Money as a Single Parent

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1. Set up a budget. Use your income to determine how much you can spend and save every week or month.

2. Avoid taking on additional debt. You will not save money by opening new lines of credit. Instead of getting new credit cards, work on paying off any debt you currently have.

3. Monitor your current spending. Evaluate what you spend on bills, child care, insurance, food, clothes and transportation. (more…)

10 Ways to Save Money as a Single Parent

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Although I’ve always heard single parenting was tough, I had no idea how tough it actually was (or is) until I became a single parent. It’s a life altering thing to say the least and it certainly gives saving money a whole new meaning. To many single parents, saving money is no longer viewed as a hobby or something to do if you can, it becomes more of a way of life.

Fortunately, for me, I do have a knack for saving money but even I have learned a few new things along the way and I thought I would share some of these tips with you as well. Obviously, most of these would work for anyone but I’m writing this from my own perspective as a single parent and I pray it would bless those of you out there who are in the same situation. (more…)

Money Saving Tips for Single Parents

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When money is tight, you might be tempted to look for “big” ways to start saving more money each month. However, quite often, you’ll find that saving money in “little” ways every day begins to add up to considerable savings. Put these money saving tips into practice, and make a point of putting the money you save into the bank. (more…)