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3 Misconceptions About The Child Support System

[ad_1] Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder Joe Cordell has talked extensively about the many flaws of the modern child support system. In theory, the system should ensure that all necessary expenses needed to raise a child are covered, but in reality it often drives a wedge between families and creates excessive financial hardship for many well-intentioned fathers. If you are a father going through divorce who is going to receive a child support order, it is best to educate yourself about how the system works. By learning about the common pitfalls that trip up many dads, you hopefully will maintain financial stability...

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Should You Get A Part-Time Student Job?

[ad_1] College – it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. My university experience, like so many others, was a cocktail of stress, fun and every emotion on the spectrum. The highs far outweighed the lows, but I can still vividly remember the pain of  failing a test or having to pull an all-nighter. It’s a time where so much is expected of you, with so little guidance on how to stay on top of it all. If you add a part-time job on top of that, it can be a recipe for disaster. But working through your college...

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“Your Life Is Calling You” · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  If you’ve found your way to this article, chances are you’re contemplating divorce or presently going through one. Either way, it’s likely you’re a bit overwhelmed. That’s understandable. Like any tough life transition, going through a divorce is unchartered territory for most, and typically laden with emotions. Here are few tips for making divorce easier and more manageable: Dare to Dream There are times while going through a divorce when the emotional pain of the process can be paralyzing. You can begin to doubt yourself or fall prey to emotional blackmail. The fear of economic insecurity or being alone can affect your...

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Joseph E. Cordell Featured in Former NYT Journalist’s Book, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life”

[ad_1] Cordell & Cordell Co-Founder and Principal Partner attorney-CPA Joseph E. Cordell was featured in a book by former New York Times journalist turned educator Andrew L. Yarrow. The book, “Man Out: Men on the Sidelines of American Life,” depicts the American male in modern society, through the lens of academic studies, national surveys, wide ranges of data and research, as well as interviews by various experienced professionals. Through the perspective of the 2016 United States Presidential Election, Yarrow navigates the complexities of men in today’s society, and that includes how divorce and child custody can impact a man, left on...

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College Students: Here are The Biggest Financial Mistakes You Need to Avoid

[ad_1] Slipping up while in college is basically a rite of passage. I made so many mistakes at Indiana University – many of which I would never admit publicly – that reminiscing on my college years comes with a heavy dose of embarrassment. Thankfully, most mistakes made while at university are temporary. They may have short-term consequences, but drinking tickets and dorm infractions don’t tend to follow you into adult life. Financial mistakes, on the other hand, can be a little stickier. College may seem like a safe little bubble, but money is still money. The cash you blow on parties and...

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2 Components Of a Healthy Relationship · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]Admiration and friendship, do you have those in your relationship?   The best partner will compliment you and bring out your finer qualities. When you are with him or her, you will begin to see untapped possibilities within yourself and in the world. However, in any relationship, you will face ups and downs and your love will be tested. That said, if your expectations are for an effortless relationship, you might be at risk for throwing in the towel at the earliest sign of any discord. Think of how many good relationships have been discarded before they matured, dismissing a life partner...

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Announcement: Mint Has a Fresh New Look on iOS

[ad_1] We know you love Mint, and Mint loves you right back. That’s why we’re updating the iOS app with a refreshed look and feel that features a sleek design, added benefits, and a simplified view of what’s important with your money. This month, Mint is rolling out a new app experience for iPhone users, featuring exclusive data-driven Mintsights to help existing (and new!) users effortlessly stay on top of their savings, expenses and budgeting. The refreshed app will intelligently use all of your financial data to unlock powerful money insights and money-saving offers and will be available to all Mint...

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Transitioning Your Kids Back To School After Divorce

[ad_1] As the summer is beginning to wind down a new school year is approaching too quickly. Between living in two different places to trying to figure out the new shared time schedule, your child is experiencing a slew of changes. Stability should be the most important concern you have for your child as you both take on this upcoming academic year. These are four tips to help you and your kid wrangle the post-divorce changes before tackling the school year together. Communicate with your ex and your kids Instead of living as a family, your kids are splitting time between you and your...

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4 Behaviors That Say, “This Marriage Is Over” · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Making the decision to divorce, in most cases, takes time and soul-searching on the part of one or both spouses. Unless one of the behaviors below has taken place. If a marriage is exposed to one of the following behaviors by a spouse, in my opinion, it’s safe for you to say, “this marriage is over.” As great as the marriage once was these behaviors indicate the marriage is on its last breath. And, if it was once great it can be hard to accept and pull the plug in spite of how egregious a spouse has behaved. There isn’t...

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Side Hustle 101: What You Need to Know About Renting Your Car

[ad_1] In the last decade, the idea of sharing — and monetizing — the things you’re not using has gained traction at lightning speed, and that’s thanks in large part to technology. It seems like everyone has some sort of side-hustle these days. Have an empty guest room? Airbnb can help you rent it out. Got a car and a few extra hours on the weekend? Uber and Lyft are happy to match you up with a rider.   When you combine this rise in new money-making opportunities with the fact that the average car spends 95 percent of its life sitting...

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