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Financial Help for Single Parents

Managing your family’s financial resources is one of the most challenging responsibilities of being a single parent. Learn where to find financial help in your area and how to save more of what you earn with these resources for single parents. (Tip: Browse the subcategories below or scroll down to see more articles about financial help for single parents.)
  1. Freebies (7)
  2. Get Financial Help (13)
  3. Health Insurance (4)
  4. Home Costs (3)
  5. Practical, Money-Saving Tips for Single Parents (39)
  6. Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping (5)
  7. Start Saving (8)
  8. Tax Help (8)

Help for Single Parents: A State-By-State Guide
No matter where you live, there are resources in your state to help you get by and raise your children on your own. Find help for single parents in your state with this comprehensive list of resources across all 50 states.

12 Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget
Learn how to save money this year with these twelve doable steps, like packing your lunch, setting up automatic transfers between your checking and savings accounts, and more.

Organizations That Help for Single Parents in the U.S.
Find non-profit organizations that cater specifically to single parents or tell our readers about a single parent organization in your state.

How to Get Government Assistance -- Even When You “Don’t Qualify”
Government assistance can be hard to come by. Many single parents earn too much to receive benefits such as food stamps, but earn too little to get by each month. Find out where to turn when you need help but don't qualify for government assistance.

Money Management 101 for Single Parents
Money management is a critical skill for any single parent. Learn how to manage your money well, so you and your children can thrive in any economy.

6 Ways to Earn Extra Income

Do you need extra income, but don't have the time to take on a second or third job? Try these ideas for earning extra money, including work-from-home jobs that you can start right away.

"Help! I Can't Afford My Child Support Payments Anymore"

Not all "deadbeat" parents are withholding child support payments out of spite or neglect. Sadly, many parents can’t afford to pay their child support obligation due to job loss or reduction. Find out what to do if this happens to you.

How to Strech One Income
Need some help getting by from month-to-month? You're not alone. These financial resources can help you get back on track, start paying bills on time, and even save a little money toward emergencies or a much-needed vacation.

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