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10 Ways Your Wedding Rings Could Bring Relief After Divorce

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There’s no question that divorce is one of the top stressors in anyone’s life. Those going through a divorce are encouraged to take it one day at a time and to make self-care a priority. Because of the high intensity of emotions and navigating a new life, any relief is welcome. Did you know that selling your wedding rings could offer some relief after your divorce?
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What Could Make An IRS Problem Worse? Divorce

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Being in trouble with the IRS is no one’s idea of fun to begin with and getting divorce can make that problem even worse.
It’s pretty typical in a marriage for one spouse to take on the responsibility for doing the taxes. Often times, the other spouse is all too happy to be relieved of that task.
And then divorce happens …
And then they find out that the taxes they thought had been filed, (more...)

Don’t Look Back, You’re Not Going That Way

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{3:00 minutes to read} So, you found out that your spouse is having an affair and that your marriage is over. Does that mean you need to hire an expensive attorney and go to court? Or, can you still mediate your divorce? And, if you do mediate your divorce, how do you address some of [...]

Your Alienation of Affection Lawsuit: How Much Will You Win?

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Alienation of affection, or the claim that an intervening adulterer has ruined your marriage, is a remnant of an older perspective on marriage. Today, this legal right remains in only a few states, North Carolina being one of the last to hear these claims. If you are going through a divorce due to your spouse’s affair, you may be considering an alienation of affection lawsuit against the person with whom your spouse cheated on you with.

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Divorcing a Narcissist

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Getting divorced is tough no matter what, but be prepared for a battle if your spouse has narcissistic tendencies.

Fresh Start: 5 Ways to Adjust to Life after Divorce

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Divorce does not end with the signing of the papers. Reshaping your life and the aftermath of separating from one’s spouse can be a highly sensitive, and sometimes painful one. When you have spent time with someone building a life together, finding yourself on your own again and defining your new normal can feel unfamiliar and confusing. If you find yourself getting divorced and starting afresh, finding your personal identity again as a single person takes some (more...)

How to create a single mom budget you will stick to

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Tired of reaching the end of the month, wondering where in the world all your money went? Have some big financial goals you're trying to reach — buy or refinance a house, pay off the car, get rid of debt, save for a vacation, help your kids pay for college? What about just creating a…

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How to buy your first car as a grown-ass woman

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I recently read this post in my Facebook group, Millionaire Single Moms, and it made me feel all the good feels: At 40 years of age this happened today: I purchased my first car on my own — no male input, no ex-husband choosing which car, no parents weighing in on my choice… this beautiful…

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How to repair your credit

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So your credit is in the pooper and you need to repair it, likely ASAP. You are not alone. A few years ago Experian reported that 30 percent of scorable people in the United States, or 68 million, have bad or poor credit scores lower than 601.   To improve or repair a bad credit…

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Credit scores — what they mean and why they matter

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No matter what you’ve read about household credit card debt and American money woes,  remember that most people struggling with debt didn’t land there by choice. Sometimes all it takes is a few massive medical bills, a pricey divorce, or a cut in pay to send your finances into a tailspin. When that happens, it’s…
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