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It’s Time To Celebrate The Comforts Of Fall

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In some areas of the country, the temperatures have yet to drop below 90 degrees but even in the warmest of places, summer is winding down. When the first cool breeze arrives, we all know that it’s time to celebrate the comforts of fall.
Your favorite coffee shops are bringing back everything pumpkin-spiced. There are Halloween decorations in stores and the leaves are changing color ever so subtly.  Let’s consider our favorite things about (more...)

I am Not a Neutral Mediator

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{3 minutes to read}   In my previous post, I addressed a concern raised by a client about my neutrality. In this post, I detail why, as a divorce mediator, I do not take sides. However, that does not mean I am neutral. I do not sit quietly on the sidelines watching the action. Instead, I [...]

What Happens to the House in Divorce [Ultimate Guide]

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You’re getting a divorce andit’s time to figure out major questions like, What happens to the house in a divorce? Who gets the house in a divorce? Should I keep the house? Do I have to refinance after divorce? What is a divorce house buyout and how does it work?
Take a breath and let’s explore these questions in more depth. We interviewed 3 experts who handle divorce: a realtor, mortgage broker, (more...)

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How to prepare for a recession

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Economists are warning of a recession. This post will help you prepare for a higher chance of unemployment, investment losses and general financial instability. First: What is a recession? A recession is a downturn in the economy. On a broader scale, this means that businesses lose money and industry produces less product for two quarters…

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57 business tools for work-at-home moms

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The ultimate work-at-home mom online toolkit to grow profits in less time. Struggling to grow your online, work-from-home business?  Thankfully, today there are many affordable (or free!) online tools to help you scale, profit and enjoy running your company. Instant access to a variety of scalable, web-based tools can drive organization and boost productivity for…

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8 rules for friends with benefits for single moms

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Maybe you just want sex. Or a fun connection, a physical relationship—but none of the baggage of a full-on relationship. Maybe you're enjoying something really great, but not sure how to define it. Maybe a FWB is right for you. I'm not fond of the term “friends with benefits.” I prefer, “Someone I'm sleeping with,” or…

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What to do When Divorcing Your Spouse AND the House

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If you’re getting divorced, then you should pay extra special attention to the real estate matters of your divorce.  There are many complexities when it comes to divorce and real estate and the potential for problems can be many.  Having professionals who understand these complexities and can work as a team to make things flow easier for you in the process of your divorce, can be priceless.

“Home should be an anchor, a port (more...)

Prepping For Back To School As A Single Parent

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The back to school season is one that is both hectic and exciting for parents and kids alike. Getting back into the routine of the school year is a difficult feat, especially as a single mom or dad. As you start shopping for supplies, planning out schedules, and balancing extracurriculars, it’s important to prepare for all that lies ahead. Consider the tips below as your guide to prepping for back-to-school as a single parent.
Utilize Tutoring Programs
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How To Meet Your Next Romantic Partner When Dating After Divorce

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Are you new to dating after divorce? If you were asked how you met your previous romantic partners, you might say that friends introduced you or you were set up on a blind date. Recent data has revealed that online dating is now the most common way to meet new partners.
In a survey of over 3,500 heterosexual couples, the data revealed:
2% of couples met online in 1995.
5% met online in 2000.
20% met online by (more...)