September 11, 2012
Raising kids well into your golden years is never part of the plan but if you’re one of the thousands of grandparents out there tasked with raising your grandkids, just remember you’re doing the world a service. Finances can be particularly straining at this point so consider the following: Grants – Many government assistance programs offer grants specifically for people in your situation. You can get discounted school lunches, educational supplies and even groceries if you talk to your city’s government. Family – Oftentimes in a situation where the grandparents are raising the kids the family is strewn far and wide. Appeal to your children and grown grandchildren for financial support – you may be surprised who’s willing to chip in and help. Loans – Try not to take out too much credit card debt but if you must, keep it all on one card. Use social security and the like to pay off the monthly balance or visit debtsettlementusa.com if you really get in a pickle- they can help you streamline your bills and sometimes reduce your payments altogether.