Another Money Diaries post!

Here’s another Money Diaries post from Ramit:

The Money Diaries: The 25-year-old single mom who writes bad checks

12 p.m.: Take kiddo to McDonald’s to celebrate her swimming achievements ($9.60 for her meal and mine). Wonder if it’s sad that I consider McDonald’s a luxury. Decide yes, that is very sad.

Wow I’m feeling pretty bad for this woman and her situation, especially since we’re so close in age!  Check it out and put your own personal finance situation into perspective.

What advice would you give to this woman?