But the cost of food, clothing, child care and transportation can weigh particularly heavily on a single parent.
A variety of websites offer a number of budgeting tips to help single parents manage their households. Here are a few:
•Bankrate.com: Provides seven financial strategies for a single parent: tinyurl.com/singleparent7strategies
•Financial Web: Features three money management tips for single parents: tinyurl.com/singleparentmanagemoney
•Help for Parents: Lists 10 everyday budgeting tips for single parents: tinyurl.com/singleparent10tips
•Investopedia: Discusses a variety of budgeting tips, including special tax items, and future planning for children: tinyurl.com/singleparentbudgeting
•SingleMom.com: Spotlights five basics of debt, and how to address them: tinyurl.com/singlemom5basics