250 Personal Finance Questions for Single Mothers : Make and Keep a Budget, Get Out of Debt, Establish Savings, Plan for College, Secure Insurance

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  • Edition: Original
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-18
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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Being a single mother is difficult—especially in the cash-strapped financial environment that we live in today. With the cost of gas, food, and college all going up, how can one woman do it all? Single mothers need a practical, issue-specific, easy-to-read guide to personal finance issues. Answering questions about the costs of rent, day care, health care, college, and more, this book will serve as a valuable tool for struggling single mothers everywhere. Whether they receive child support or not, most single mothers live on tighter-than-tight budgets—and they need a go-to guide to get them through tough times and plan for the future. Offering the advice single moms need to find a sense of security, this book is an affordable alternative to a financial advisor.

Author Biography

Susan Reynolds is a journalist, author, businesswoman, and single mother who handles her own financial affairs, including managing her own retirement fund. She wrote Change Your Shoes, Change Your Life and One-Income Household. She lives in Boston, MA. Learn more about Ms. Reynolds on her website, www.literarycottage.com. Robert Bexton, CFA is currently a research associate with Hotchkis and Wiley Capital Management, a mutual fund management firm with more than $10 billion in client assets. He holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analysts designation and earned a BA in economics from UC Berkeley. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
On Your Own ... Againp. 1
Where You Want to Be: Setting Goalsp. 9
Taking Control of Your Immediate Financesp. 15
Banking and Short-Term Investingp. 23
Assessing and Conquering Your Debtp. 33
Reviewing and Repairing Your Credit Reportp. 41
Improving Your FICO Scorep. 47
Avoiding Identity Theftp. 55
Budgeting for Wealthp. 61
Deciding Whether to Rent or Ownp. 69
Protecting Your Assetsp. 83
Funding Collegep. 95
Funding Your Retirementp. 109
Maximizing Your Tax Advantagesp. 123
The 250 Questionsp. 135
Resourcesp. 151
Additional Readingp. 167
Indexp. 175
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