Budgeting for single parents
Do you have experience being a single parent? Do you have any advice on others who are just starting out? What are the expenses that many parents often seem to overlook, and what do you wish you knew before you started supporting your household on your own?
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How long have you been a single parent? How did you feel and react when you first realized you would be supporting your household on your own?
Do you plan out a daily/weekly/monthly budget? Can you give us an idea of how your budgeting breaks down?
What's your current income, and what kind of job(s) do you do?
Do you receive child support from the other parent? Roughly how much is it per month?
Do you/have you received any support from public programs or friends/family around you?
What has been the most difficult part of being a single parent? Do you remember a time when you weren't sure if you'd be able to afford the things needed for your household?
What advice would you have for someone who is about to become a single parent, and feels in over their head about how they will manage both financially and emotionally?
In terms of new programs or policies that the government could enact, what do you feel would be the most helpful for single parents?
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