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Money and the single mom

Stashing away money for retirement is not usually a high priority for single moms. But, it should be. A recent study released by the Urban Institute, an economic and social policy research organization in Washington, D.C., showed that single mothers who spent 10 years or more raising dependent children were 55 percent more likely to live in poverty at retirement.

Here's a Mother's Day package of smart moves to help single moms organize their financial lives and build up their net worth.

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From money tips ...

Money-saving gems for working moms
Tips from experts on how to spend less and play more.

15 ways to save on gas
Gas prices are climbing. Any way to cut back on fuel means money back in your pocket.

A single parent's guide to financial security
7 ways to build up your net worth -- even on a limited income.

10 timeless tips for women
From shopping to investing -- here's what you need to know about money.

 
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To career strategies ...

Generally speaking, avoid being a generalist
If you want to get ahead, you need to be very good at something.

Play to your strengths
To get ahead, try doing what you do best.

Don't be afraid to negotiate pay
Even in today's labor market, there should be some room to bargain. Start by knowing your strengths.

 
 
-- Posted: May 6, 2004
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