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What it's Really Like to be a Broke Single Mom

  Writing this post is a bold move, but I want this reality to be put out there. There are a lot of people living it, and I want them to know that they aren't alone.  I cannot afford rent. That's a weird feeling. One I've never felt until this season of life, at least not as an adult. I'll share a little of my story and some of my financial background... When I was a girl, our family of 6 lived on one income. We had no savings, we wore hand-me-downs, we wrote post-dated checks for groceries we couldn't afford yet, and sometimes we borrowed money from our church to pay the rent at our tiny house. I never resented my parents for any of that, but I wanted to live differently. I wanted to feel secure.  That last word is important.  As a teen with a job, I paid all my bills right away. I paid my parents for my car insurance and gas. I bought my first car for $400. I worked 2 (sometimes 3) jobs to pay my bills, some of my fiancé's expenses, and saved about $1000 by th

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