Tag: single parents

5 ways to live (happily) on one income…

No one plans to be a single parent, but the reality is true for many mums (and dads) in the UK and the world over. And likewise no one plans for the one steady income coming home (we’re talking about couples in this instance) to get cut though redundancy, companies folding, or losing big contract.

In the UK, there are 1.8 million single parent households, and 650,000 of these homes bring in no money outside of benefits. It’s clear then that if you find yourself in this situation, you really aren’t alone.

But what can you do to stay afloat and not drawn in the cost of living? Getting a job seems the obvious option, but that can take a while…here are some immediate things you can do to survive on one income (even if it is just benefits).

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How to prepare for being a single parent

With the dawn of a new year, many people start making changes in their lives – new job, new body, new home, new attitude…and divorce, according to research.

If you’re facing the possibility of being a single mother, you’ll be thinking about a lot of things – your finances will probably be somewhere high on that list. Watch the following video to find out how you can prepare yourself financially for becoming a single parent:

Video guide: how single parents can find time to study

Juggling children and work can be all-consuming at the best if times, but it doesn’t have to mean you have no time to advance your skills on a course.

In any career, keeping your skills fresh is crucial – especially if you want to marketable or if you have your eye on a promotion.

This video course will give you some tips and guidance on studying while raising your children on your own.