Financial help and planning is important at every stage of life, and it pays to get a jump start on your finances for future benefits. As a mother, you are constantly thinking about the future, whether it is your own or your child/children’s future. A few key things to keep in mind for financial planning and getting financial assistance are your job situation, daycare expenses, living expenses and the cost of education. One important thing to remember: you’re not alone. There are other single moms out there going through similar situations. Sometimes it helps just to vent and give each other encouraging words. Through the single mom forums, you can talk about anything that might be on your mind and provide support for other moms.