Category Money Matters

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Money Matters All Year

All the wise people I know have financial sense. They understand how to manage money. They understand how to add and subtract. You cannot subtract more than you add to your bank account. Spending more money than you have is not acceptable. Money is simple. It is a commodity of exchange we receive for our time, our skill. So why do so many have so little financial sense?

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ABCs of Wisdom

F – Finan-Sense Editorial as it appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise December 22, 2019

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6 Tips for Christmas as Single Mom

This may very well be the most stressful time of the year for parents and especially single mothers. Just like mothers everywhere, single moms want to make their children squeal with delight on Christmas morning. I wish I could solve all the financial problems single mothers face day-in, day-out, much less during the Christmas holidays. […]

Money Matters SMORE Card Deck

A Thought About Money from a Seasoned Mama Bird

Money is one of the most difficult topics for single mothers and others who struggle to keep afloat. I hope this little list helps.

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7 Steps for Managing Money as Single Mother

Of all the troubles the single moms I coach have, money tops the list. I’ve read that 90% of single moms in the U.S. are on welfare. Single mothers are more likely than any other group to fall into poverty. Well over 33% already have. Depressing, huh?

Money Management

Managing Money If you do not have a job or a steady income a budget may be the least of your concerns. You may not be in the position to consider paying off debts or saving because you are financially dependent on others. Perhaps you are on welfare and food stamps. There are times when it […]

Money Matters SMORE Card Deck

Money-Never Enough

Single Moms Never Have Enough Money Here’s a Bite of Soul Food Click above for link to brief audio message Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years […]

Boundaries for the Single Mom

Boundaries Protect the Single Mom Book can be purchased HERE It can also be purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle It is designed to be an excellent resource for a small group study. #gshowalter_livinglearningloving Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being […]

Living Learning Loving a new book especially for moms who are parenting alone

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter Books will be available for purchase in July for SURE!

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Stay Centered on God

Gail holds a degree from Lamar University in Speech and a Master’s from the University of Texas. She married Sam after raising three children as a single mother. She was an educator in regular and special education for eighteen years, finishing her professional career as a Braille teacher. In 2007 She founded SMORE for Women. […]