One-Income Household: How to Do a Lot with a Little

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Layoffs, health problems, divorce, staying home with the kids—there are many reasons why families may find themselves living on only one income. For some, going from two incomes to one is a matter of tightening their belts; for others, it can mean complete financial hardship. Either way, there are ways to minimize the impact. Unlike other books of its kind, this book addresses families who plan for economic change as well as those who are forced into a new income bracket.

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Overview

Layoffs, health problems, divorce, staying home with the kids—there are many reasons why families may find themselves living on only one income. For some, going from two incomes to one is a matter of tightening their belts; for others, it can mean complete financial hardship. Either way, there are ways to minimize the impact. Unlike other books of its kind, this book addresses families who plan for economic change as well as those who are forced into a new income bracket.

Practical and easy to apply, this book offers families advice they can tailor to their personal situation, including how to:

  • Budget for essential costs
  • Sell, rent, or take a loan out on your house
  • Commute and get around town affordably
  • Secure health insurance
  • Pay down debt
With this book, families have the financial planner they need to prosper and succeed during tough financial times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605501338
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/18/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,207,407
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Reynolds (Pembroke, MA) is a freelance editor and author. She authored The Everything Guide to Personal Finance for Single Mothers, as well as three other nonfiction books, and is currently editing Adams Media's Hero series. After her divorce, Ms. Reynolds was dropkicked into management of a one-income household. Learn more about her on www.literarycottage.com.

Lauren Bakken, CPA (Plymouth, MA), has been a public accounting and tax specialist for more than twelve years. In 2002, Lauren established her own business, Lauren Bakken CPA Inc., in Plymouth, MA. She provides personalized financial consultation and tax preparation services to individuals and small corporate businesses. She was also divorced and supported herself and her son working full-time as an accountant, while concurrently studying and passing the CPA exam.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Chapter One The One-Income Dilemma 1

Chapter Two Facing Reality 11

Chapter Three Adjusting Your Attitude 23

Chapter Four Making a Plan 35

Chapter Five Digging Out 51

Chapter Six Making Housing Decisions 71

Chapter Seven Avoiding Foreclosure 91

Chapter Eight Funding College 109

Chapter Nine Navigating Health, Life, and Disability Insurance 131

Chapter Ten Navigating Home, Car, and Mortgage Insurance 147

Chapter Eleven Maximizing Tax Breaks 163

Chapter Twelve Mining Your Resources 181

Chapter Thirteen Living Frugally 201

Appendix A Blindsided: What to Do When Disaster Strikes 221

Appendix B Calculating Your Retirement Needs 231

Appendix C Resources 239

Index 246

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