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Co-Parenting with an Abusive Ex-Spouse

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Co-Parenting with Former Domestic Violence Abuser

Domestic violence is a painful and often traumatic experience that victims do not want to relive once they finally leave.  When you have children with your abuser however, it may feel like you are forced to continue to endure the trauma of the abusive relationship even after divorce. In many cases parents are ordered to co-parent regardless of abuse or domestic violence between parents. While this is grounded in the well-intentioned desire (more...)

What is credit? How to establish credit fast

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Credit is so important, but few people really understand how it works. A good or better credit score can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the average person’s lifetime, give you access to cash to buy a home, car, finance a business, and get out of existing debt faster and cheaper. Studies even…

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Bestow life insurance review: No medical exam, ever

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Mama, you know you need life insurance — but likely do not have it yet (or don’t have enough). Here are common reasons women fail to have life insurance coverage: Too expensive (or assume it is too expensive) Too time-consuming to apply (meeting with an agent, medical exams — ain’t nobody got time for that!)…

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The moment this single mom found financial independence

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This truth bomb from Jessica Mraz, 50, St. Paul, Minnesota: Life lesson learned yesterday. I was struggling to figure out how to pay for my son's health insurance and medical bills since the premiums went up and my deductible changed as well as sports and guitar lessons. I got into a big argument with my…

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How to sell your wedding ring online, and questions to ask to get the most cash

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Ever considered selling your wedding ring online? Maybe you're divorced, have a broken engagement — or inherited an antique or vintage family heirloom or estate piece that is collecting dust. (Here are some more details on selling heirloom and estate jewelry.) Whether you choose to admit it or not, jewelry often carries a strong emotional…

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The Credit People review

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I hear from so many smart, hustling moms who are eager to move out of a crisis situation like a bad relationship, bad job, or bad town — and land on their feet. They might be ready to buy a house, or need to buy a new, reliable car. Maybe this is you. Perhaps you…

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Tired Of getting Hurt? You Need New Boundaries!

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Divorce is one of life’s milestone events that causes many of us to examine our boundaries. You may even be learning about healthy boundaries for the first time.
The changing nature of your relationship with your ex likely means it’s time to reassess your boundaries with them.
Dealing with family members and friends during divorce may also mean setting new expectations about what you will and won’t share. And now that you’(more...)

After Divorce, What Would Marie Kondo Say About Your Wedding Memorabilia?

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After a divorce, it can be challenging to discard anything that reminded you of your marriage. If you wanted the divorce, it may feel healing to blow up or trash your wedding dress once the papers are filed. For others, especially those with children, you may decide to save some wedding memorabilia for their memories or special day. The next decisions you must make are what to save and what to discard.
Have you considered the KonMari method of (more...)

Are You Sure About Divorce? These 8 Dates Will Help You

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When you make the decision to end your marriage, you want to be sure about divorce. No one wants to make a mistake.
For some people, while it is a hard decision and not something they wanted, it becomes clear that divorce is what needs to happen. Often, these situations involve domestic abuse, addictions and infidelity.
For many other people the decision is much more challenging: they get along OK with their spouse, they parent OK together, they’(more...)

Divorce Advice: 5 Great Tips for Handling Conflict with Your Ex

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Do you envy those separated parents who still act like best friends? What divorce advice do those ex-couples know who can go out on family outings together like there is no bad blood between them?
If you know any divorced couples who act like this, then they are truly lucky, because most divorced couples can’t stand the sight of one another. Not every post-divorce relationship is going to be ideal. It will take a lot of (more...)