Item description for Financial Relief for Single Parents: A Proven Plan for Achieving the Seemingly Impossible by Brenda Armstrong...
Overview Combining practical, biblical principles and proven, achievable steps presented in this book, single parents will find that financial freedom is possible--even for them.
Publishers Description The challenging spiral of financial hardship can overwhelm even the most buoyant soul. Few know this better than single parents who face the seemingly endless burden alone. As a single mom fending for herself, Brenda Armstrong learned this firsthand. She also learned how to turn her situation around. Both her personal discoveries and the key insights she gleaned from years of service alongside Larry Burkett are reflected in this proven plan for achieving the seemingly impossible. "Financial Relief for Single Parents" will put readers on a healthier financial path. By combining the practical, biblical principles and proven, achievable steps presented in this guidebook, they will discover that financial freedom is possible, even for single parents.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802444091 ISBN13 9780802444097
Availability 0 units.
More About Brenda Armstrong
BRENDA ARMSTRONG, a single parent herself, is a leading expert in Single Parent Ministry. She is actively involved in speaking and also writes and develops resources to help low income and single parent families. Co-founder of Mercy Tree Ministries (www.mercytree.org), Brenda is the author of The Single Moms Workplace Survival Guide and Financial Relief for Single Parents and is co-author of several titles with Larry Burkett of Crown Financial Ministries(R), including Making Ends Meet, Every Single Cent and The Single Parent Ministry Training series. Brenda has two grown children and a grandson and currently resides in Georgia.
Brenda Armstrong currently resides in Buford, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Financial Relief for Single Parents: A Proven Plan for Achieving the Seemingly Impossible?
Worthless and patronizing Feb 5, 2009
Mostly fluff, sometimes worse.
The author totally lost me when she declared that you can allot ZERO percent of your budget for childcare (!!!!!!) Or that you can find livable housing for 25-35% of a single mom's salary! Since these 2 items combined with taxes often consume more than 100% of a single mom's income, the author seems to be completely out of touch with reality as well as her prospective audience.
If you really have never considered shopping at a thrift shop or yard sale, maybe this book will help you. If you regularly eat your meals at restaurants, this book can give you the badly needed advice to cook at home instead. Is there actually anybody out there who does not already know this???
If you are the kind who is going to suddenly save 1,000's per year by giving up that daily $3 latte and $5 daily lunches out, woo hoo.
Most of us reading this book would not dream of wasting our money this way and so do not "save" anything by following this author's "tips" because we never have the money to waste on such things in the first place.
What this book will do for you---try to give you a major guilt trip if you cannot afford to tithe (give 10% of your income to your church) and use your money to pay for basic food and shelter for your children instead.
I strongly recommend avoiding this book and getting a copy of the complete Tightwad Gazette instead. Miserly Moms is another helpful book although tends to focus mostly on cutting your grocery bill whereas Tightwad Gazette gives you lots of ideas on cutting expenses on everything.
Helpful but pretty much common sense Apr 7, 2008
For me, this was mostly common sense. Though there is something I disagree with the author on. She suggested figuring out your gross wage for the year and then subtracting them -- then begin subtracting your yearly pymts for daycare, utility, etc... If you're a single parent, you're very aware of having take off for sick days, dr appts... it'd be wise to go month to month -- much easier to adjust with any emergencies.
Thank You Brenda! Apr 2, 2007
As a single mom for ten years, I have searched for a tool that understands the financial burdens of single parenting. I finally found it! Brenda's ability to connect realistically to the demanding life of single parenting brings home solutions to a very practical level. This book is not only for single parents, but also for churches and any organization helping single parents.