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Finding Reliable Transportation As A Single Mom | Bizzy Women

Finding Reliable Transportation As A Single Mom

You need to work to pay the bills, and you need a car to get to work (among many other places). But affording a car can be really tough on a single mom with limited income. There’s the car itself, and then there’s car insurance, gas and maintenance, too. It’s enough to make your head spin. If you’re having trouble purchasing a vehicle, getting a loan, or securing reliable transportation, we have a few ideas to help you out.

Consider whether you really need a car or not. If you live in a city, chances are you might not. Public transportation is great in cities and can usually get you everywhere you need to go. You’ll lose the convenience of having your own car, but it’s worth it when you see how much money you’re saving. If the kids are old enough, they can ride the bus to school or walk there if it’s close enough. You can always accompany them on a public bus if need be. Purchase a frequent-rider pass for reduced fares.

If you’ve decided that you need your own vehicle, you’ll probably want to avoid the dealerships and look for alternative places to purchase your car. Habitat for Humanity takes donated cars and sells them for reduced prices. You should also check the paper or CraigsList.com to look for used cars. You could also write a post on Craigslist.com explaining your situation and saying that you’re looking for an affordable, reliable automobile. You never know who will read it-maybe someone has a car they were going to sell but would rather it go somewhere it’s really needed. You could also check with car rental companies-they occasionally have rental cars for sale. Just be sure to have a mechanic inspect any used vehicle before you buy it.

Don’t forget to check with your local Social Services agency, credit union, or any related non-profits in the area. Many times credit unions will design loan programs that help single mothers purchase reliable transportation a credit union is a very good source for financial help . More often than not, a vehicle means the difference between a single mom receiving government aid and not because of her ability to get to work. Agencies know this and many will take extra steps to help you on your quest to find a car. Use the power of the internet to help you, too. Search for automobile grants and loans for single moms.

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The goal of SingleMomFinancialHelp.com is to help women change the world through information and education. We are creating a support structure through which all women of the world can educate one another about where they have been, where they are right now and where they are going. With help from our site and the information and articles we distribute women will be more educated in finance, business, home matters, relationships, career and higher education.


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  1. Jody DeVere Says:

    The Ask Patty.com, Inc. website and blog is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of certified female friendly dealerships across the U.S.

    AskPatty.com is a member and 2008 corporate sponsor of the Women’s Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, Boeard member of the UnitedSpinal.org, Member of the California SkillsUSA.org board, on the Women’s Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women’s Networking Group.

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    It is difficult for working mothers to manage both work and children whether they are single or married. They need to plan well and prioritize to avoid stress. Found an interesting article about mommy executives at:

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    You may find it useful…

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