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How to Get Through Back to School Shopping on a Budget

[ad_1] Internships are coming to an end, blockbuster movies are in their final few weeks at cinemas, and slowly but surely people are beginning to pack up their pineapple floaties. It’s officially mid-August, which means summer is slowing down, and school is back in session. Whether you’re in your final years of high school, or beginning your first year of grad school in a new city, there is something about this time of year that makes people want to shop, shop, and shop. According to the National Retail Federation, total back to school spending for K-12 schools and college combined is...

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How Not to Become an Absentee Father After Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  A few years ago, the Pew Research Center did an analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth. According to the research, 27 percent of divorced fathers have no contact with their children. That is a lot of absentee fathers! And, a lot of sad and confused children. Your role as a parent will change after your divorce, especially if you are a non-custodial father. It takes extra effort to parent and work around visitation schedules. Add to that, the possibility of an adversarial relationship with your ex and it is understandable why checking out of your children’s lives may seem...

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What You Need To Know About Student Credit Cards

[ad_1] Before my husband and I got married, we had a conversation about merging our finances. I wasn’t too worried about his financial habits – he’s always lived a  frugal lifestyle – but I wanted to know how compatible we were. I was more than a little surprised to find out he had no credit score.   As it turns out, he had avoided getting a credit card all through college because he was scared of falling into debt. The way he saw it, there was no reason to use credit if he only made purchases he could afford with cash. That...

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5 Ways For Divorced Dads To Utilize Their Time Away From The Kids

[ad_1] The split of a marriage means splitting time with the kids. You are going to have at least some time to yourself while they are with their mom. This can be a lonely and difficult adjustment, so filling this empty void with new hobbies and fun activities can help boost your morale and your social life. Here are five ways divorced dads can use their time away from the kids. Develop New Hobbies Developing new hobbies can be an exciting and rewarding accomplishment. From volunteering at local organizations to learning how to cook unique foods, hobbies can give you a feeling of achievement. Whether...

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5 Men You Should Avoid Dating After Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Finally, you’re ready to date after divorce and you head out into the dating world (most likely online) hoping to meet a gem. Before you get your heart set on any one man, you need to familiarize yourself with the 5 men you should avoid dating after divorce…absolutely! After getting a divorce and grieving the loss of your marriage and dreams for the future, trust me, these are 5 men you should avoid dating. 1. The Narcissist “I’ve got chills, they’re multiplyin!” And it’s not because I’m listening to the Grease soundtrack but because the idea of dating a narcissist after divorce...

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How to Build a Wardrobe for Your First Job After College

[ad_1] Once college is over, the possibilities are endless… but the money in your bank account may not be. When you’re diving straight into the job market from campus life, you may quickly realize you don’t have enough professional clothes to carry you through your first job. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to look the part. With a little creativity and planning, you can build a grown-up wardrobe on a post-grad budget. From strategically purchasing mix-and-match basics to shopping secondhand, these tips will help you create a job-ready wardrobe that’s both functional and fashionable.Evaluate Your Current ClosetThe first...

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5 Reasons It’s What You Should Be Doing! · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Sex after divorce, what a frightening thought! But be honest, it’s a thought you’ve had. And, if you are thinking about it, isn’t it time to straddle that bike and start peddling again? Let’s face it, the vast majority of us long for sexual intimacy and once you are divorced you become master of that domain with the ability to pick and choose what is and isn’t right for you, sexually. If you are someone who isn’t interested in sex, for the first time since you married you don’t have to feel the pressure or obligation to have sex. On the...

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Recognizing Areas in Need of Improvement During Child Support Awareness Month

[ad_1] Regardless of your marital status, if you are a father, chances are you want to provide for your child. You want to be able to give them a better life than you had and give them the comforts that other children enjoy. You want to be able to give them the birthday parties that they deserve, the food they need to grow up to be healthy and strong, the clothes that they need, the school supplies that they need, and so much more. Whether you are a divorced father or an unmarried father, child support is a part of your reality,...

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WTFinance: What is Savings?!

[ad_1]Even the most airtight budget can be caught off guard by unexpected expenses. What do you do when you’re hit with a large bill that needs to be paid immediately? Setting up a savings account and contributing to it regularly can save you a lot of worry down the road.50/20/30 BudgetIf you’re not sure how to start budgeting, a 50/20/30 budget may help. It provides a simple framework for your spending: 50% of your earnings should go toward essential expenses like rent and utilities, 20% should go into savings, and the remaining 30% can be used for personal expenses...

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7 Lessons I Learned About Love From My Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You would think there wouldn’t be too much “love” in the art of recovering and starting over after divorce, but there are actually many love lessons learned from getting a divorce. 7 Lessons I Learned About Love 1. Love Ain’t Enough Bonnie Raitt wasn’t kidding. Sometimes “love just ain’t enough” is right! As much as you love someone, there can be irreparable issues between the two of you. Perhaps your values are mismatched or your life goals are go two completely different directions. “Love” won’t save that kind marriage and even when you love someone, sometimes things happen that are hard to recover...

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