Summer is fast approaching and some single parent students may be concerned with parenting on a part-time salary. While parenting already has its challenges, single-parenting on such a limited income and attending school may seem impossible. But there are a few arrangements that can be made so that students may still attend classes, earn a manageable income and provide the care they need for their children. Childcare expenses outside of the home can be expensive. An income from a part-time… Read more
It takes 1.5 million barrels of oil – enough to fuel 100,000 cars for a year – to make plastic bottles and an estimated 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills each year, taking an average of 700 years before they begin decomposing, according to Earth Policy Institute. If your plastic bottle has a number 1, 3 or 7 inside the recycling symbol then try to avoid them as much as possible. These bottles contain Bisphenol A (BPA), a… Read more
Student-parents at CSUN, Summer will be here soon, and the kids will be out of school. On a tight budget, it’s hard to keep them occupied. Since I’ve decided to go back to school, I’ve had to cut down on summer camp and daycare expenses. So my kids and have developed our own sort of personal summer camp. Since I get out of school before them, I’m able to fill a calendar with activities and events for the summer. The… Read more
Student-parents at CSUN, When I made the decision to go back to college as a parent, I knew there would be a lot I would have to sacrifice. So I was never hesitant to try to find ways to save money or to find a good bargain. Kid’s clothes can be expensive, and they also grow out of them quickly. It’s because of this reason I’m often left with clothes that are never worn. This is why I’ve never been… Read more
If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you’ve no doubt downloaded the “lite” or free versions of several different games available in Apple’s app store. But what about spending a few bucks for a couple full-version apps? Here are five that are guaranteed to give you your money’s worth: 1. Plants vs. Zombies ($2.99): players must set up a series of plants to protect their house from the undead as the walk, run, and pole-vault across the lawn…. Read more
Hitting the dating scene as a single parent is challenging. We have to be selective when choosing that significant other not only for ourselves but for our children as well. There are so many elements we fear as a single parent, when it comes to dating. The initial fear, is like the gut feeling one gets before they go skydiving or bungee jumping. It’s like that scary moment of taking the first plunge. The fear of picking the wrong one…. Read more
A soft breeze blows across your skin as you head to the mailbox. It’s a new month and you feel great until you open the mailbox. A couple magazines, a letter from mom and credit card bills. Bank statements. Utility balances. If you dread this monthly ritual—and the balance in your checking account— take a look at Mint, a money free money management tool owned by the Intuit, the company that makes Quicken.
There should be more referees during a tennis game. Two or three umpires from the USTA are supervising six matches going at the same time. This results in players calling the shots. Nina Jaworowski was calling balls in when they were out. Players need umpires to supervise the game.
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