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  • Blog Post: Breaking Up is Hard to Do—Don’t Let Debt Make it Worse

    Marriage is complicated. There are so many things that tie you and your partner together when you are married; assets, insurance, and yes debt. As a married couple your finances in most cases become completely entwined making them difficult to untangle after a divorce. The assets are typically handled...
  • Blog Post: A Reorganization of Your Finances

    Spring is upon us and I feel the urge to purge, excess clutter that is. The same can be done with your finances. After facing a divorce it can be tough to look at the mountains of paperwork and files that are lying all over your desk, but it is definitely a necessary task. So with some "spring" in your...
  • Blog Post: Taxes after Divorce: A New Set of Rules

    Let's face it when you are going through a divorce you are not thinking about Uncle Sam, he isn't even on the radar. However, when things settle down it's important for you to take some time to understand your new tax situation particularly if you have kids. I have been filing my taxes for years, with...
  • Blog Post: Financial Discipline for You & Your Kids

    As a divorced, single mom discipline for my son falls on me 99% of the time. Sometimes that means punishment; taking away TV and video games, or having him complete tasks he does not enjoy, such as writing sentences. Discipline by definition is: The practice of training people to obey rules or a code...
  • Blog Post: Look at the Big Picture and be Thankful

    It can be difficult to be thankful when your world is turned upside down. For many of us this year has been a difficult one, myself included. I'm not looking for pity, but over the course of a year I have been through a divorce and the diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes for my son; and well the financial strife...
  • Blog Post: From Divorce' to Millionaire: Are You on Track?

    Divorce takes its toll in many ways; financially speaking a divorce can be devastating and it's important to make your financial health a priority. Many things will be changing with your finances as you go through your divorce and for years to come. To better prepare yourself for your future it's important...
  • Blog Post: Healthy & Wealthy After Divorce

    Breakups are often the catalyst for change; a new you and new goals for your future. Unfortunately, we often use every excuse in the book to keep us from reaching those goals. Now is the time to take a stand for you and resolve to be healthy, and wealthy. You can do it, here's how! Budget Time for You...
  • Blog Post: The “Sticking” Budget

    Every aspect of divorce is difficult no matter how you look at it, especially when it comes to your finances. Let's face the facts: You have gone from two incomes to one. You are no longer "splitting" expenses with someone. Your rates on insurance are likely to rise. And you probably got stuck with some...
  • Blog Post: Kids and Money – What Message Are You Sending?

    Over the summer I wrote a guest post for Post Divorce Chronicles entitled, Kids and Money – What Message Are You Sending? Here is a brief excerpt from the post: "As a single parent who has been through divorce I know first hand the guilt and challenges we face in the aftermath. Depending on your...
  • Blog Post: Co-Parenting with a Special Needs Child

    In my post, "The Day I Became a Divorced, Special Needs Parent" I revealed something about our family that I am still having a hard time coming to grips with, my son is a Type 1 Diabetic. While diabetes is not a terminal illness, his diagnosis will change our lives forever and make the difficult job...
  • Blog Post: Are you still responsible? Debt after divorce

    You have a divorce agreement, it clearly states you are responsible for three of your joint credit card accounts and your ex is responsible for the other three, case closed, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case despite your divorce agreement if the accounts are joint you are still on the...
  • Blog Post: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly...Your Credit after Divorce

    As a certified credit counselor I hear from people everyday struggling with post-divorce debt and subsequently tarnished credit. Most people haven't the slightest idea where to find help or the answers they need regarding credit card debt and how it may affect their credit report following a divorce...
  • Blog Post: Drowning in Your Marital Home

    I recently had lunch with a friend who has filed for divorce and is struggling with what to do with their marital home. Their situation is like many today who are faced with selling the marital home after a divorce and for various reasons, market conditions, location, and lack of cooperation from their...
  • Blog Post: Getting a Handle on Your Finances after Divorce

    As you start your new life as a single you want to have a clean slate, emotionally and financially. Hopefully your divorce settlement left you with enough funds and assets to establish a home for yourself and your children, if they are still living with you. Some of us may carry debt from the divorce...
  • Blog Post: Should You Live With Your Ex?

    It was almost six years ago to the day that I asked my ex husband for a divorce. I think we both knew the time was coming, and I had done my homework, planning all the details of my departure. I had decided I couldn't afford to keep our marital home and knew he wouldn't want to. So I consulted a realtor...
  • Blog Post: Your Questions about Spousal Support-Answered...

    Spousal support, a.k.a. alimony is defined by divorce.com as, "Money that is traditionally paid to the lower income spouse to help out with their cost of living, also referred to as spousal support, but is not to be confused with child support." With the rise of "celebrity" divorces...
  • Blog Post: Staying Together for your Finances

    Desperate times call for desperate measures--like living with your ex because you can't afford not to. Today's economy has taken its toll on the best of us, leaving some couples unable to physically separate for financial reasons. So how do you make it work? If you and your ex were not in a position...
  • Blog Post: Divorced this Year-How Will You File Your Taxes?

    April15 th is closer than you think and soon it will be time to prepare your taxes. If you separated from your spouse, or filed for or finalized your divorce there are a few things you need to be aware of when it comes time to file your taxes. Missing or ignoring these details could cost you, so arm...
  • Blog Post: What I Wish I Would Have Known Before Divorce...

    Could have, should have, and would have....I hate having to say those words. Could I have handled that situation differently? Why didn't I think of that? Ahhh the regrets.... When it comes to getting a divorce many of us have regrets not necessarily about the divorce but, the financial decisions...
  • Blog Post: Changing Your Name after Divorce

    While changing your name is often not a priority in the throws of a divorce, somewhere along the line you may find you want to change your name. Changing your name marks a new beginning or a return to the former you; it may not only make you feel better, it may give you a much needed fresh start. The...
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