At a recent financial planning class, I heard the presenter on the video announce how each member of the class should hug a single mom.
“Metaphorically,” he said, “but just uphold them in some way if you can.”
It was Dave Ramsey, and in his Financial Peace University course video he explained how tough single mothers have it today as they balance their work lives and parenting lives.
“There isn’t another adult human being there to lean on,” he added, “to go get the oil changed while the other person feeds the kids. Single moms have to do it all.”
Many are bone crushing exhausted, too.
Single mothers suffer from what Dave called time poverty – the inability to capitalize on doing more while operating from a lack of time to do so given their schedules. The cost is in hours and minutes, not in dollars in cents.
Time poverty is a real crisis for single mothers. But it does not have to mean there cannot be change toward success. It all boils down to how you look at time.
Here are several ways to creatively deal with the pressure of feeling there is a lack of time in your schedule. [Read more…]