In 2007 alone, there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This amount continues to grow.
Whether you are a single mom or a two parent family that is trying to jiggle home, family and work listed below are five ways you can save money and effectively manage your time.
1. Save on gas, time and car expenses by carpooling with co-workers, rideshare or take a bus.
2. When purchasing fast food or eating out use coupons. Sometimes you are not able to eat at home. Whether it is eat in or take out, save time by going to one source to download or print fast food coupons. There is a wide assortment of discounts off meals available at http://fast-food-coupons.info/.
3.Look for inexpensive or free entertainment. Parks, beaches, libraries and museums are great inexpensive ways to entertain the whole family. Movie theaters usually devote one night a week to discounted movie passes.
4. When at the grocery store and there is a sale buy in bulk. By reading the grocery flyers or looking online you can save big! Food that you use on a weekly basis that is currently on sale buy a months supply in bulk.
5. Give gently used clothing away to your friends and have them reciprocate. Whether it is baby clothes, children’s clothes or adult. Giving used clothing to your friends often provides them with the invitation to reciprocate.
You can save hundreds of dollars a month by applying these methods above.