Now there is specific, practical help for anyone trying to get a handle on their finances while heading a family on their own. Kara Stefan's Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents explores a variety of basic financial topics with information and advice geared specifically to the priorities of single-parent households.Head of Household provides in-depth coverage of 11 issues of primary concern to today's single parent, including budgeting, childcare, health care, and housing. As a veteran financial writer, Stefan knows how to translate the field's intricacies into a language we all can understand. As a long-time single parent, she is acutely aware of the difficulties others face in trying to manage money on their own. Combining her two areas of expertise, Stefan has created a resourceful, level-headed, often hilarious guide, filled with stories of real families and a wealth of solid, creative solutions for the financial situations single parents most often face.