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Everyone you talk to about money and finances have their own way of dealing with it. In this life, some people have large amounts of money, while others have too little. Regardless if you find yourself having too much or too little money, you still need a plan for how to use with it. And, if you are single you may have distinctive challenges when it comes to credit, debt, and money—even more so if you happen to be a single parent. When you have one income, and may not have the fortune of receiving child support, you will be challenged financially. Therefore, if you happen to be single or if you are a single parent, it is really about stretching your finances as far as they can possibly go. Continue reading, the tips below will help you save money, especially if you are single.  

Make Snacks
Snacks can be costly. On a weekly basis you can easily spend $6-10 on snacks. Make your own cakes, cookies, fries, popcorn, trail mix, and save money. Also, instead of buying individually wrapped snacks, buy them in bulk and use zip-loc bags.  

Buy Generic
Several generic brands are essentially better then name brand in cost and taste. Start slowly buying generic products. If you never use them, how will you know if you like them? If you have kids, don't let them know they are generic. Just see how they like them. Kids can adjust to most things, if you do not make a huge deal of it. Try mixing brand name items with part generic items to start. Not only will you save money, but you may actually like it.

Cook More
Cook more to save money. Start using your kids to help you cook, too. Come up with a weekly menu, and purchase food based on your menu. Cook two-to-three casseroles with three-to-four vegetables. Depending on how much you eat or the size of your family, you may only have to cook one or two times during the week.

Drink Water
Do you drink water or sodas, juice, or even alcohol? Drink more water. Water is better, less expensive (can be free), and will save you a fortune by drinking more of it.

Get a Used Car
Okay, new vehicles look wonderful and allegedly they smell excellent too. Thing is, if you really want to save money, a used car is best long-term. If you purchase a used car you can either pay it off upfront or have lesser payments. Also, your interest, tags, insurance and fees will be less costly.

Get a Roommate
Think "outside the box." Need extra money? Get a roommate. Have someone you can trust, rely on, and you both can be assets to each other. The plus, you may find a really good friend and confidante, and you have created another stream of income each month.

Sharman Lawson a columnist on Fabulously40, and a financial coach, speaker, and author of the book 12 Steps to Eliminate Debt Forever! Visit her website: [Link Removed]

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