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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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Can the Amount Paid in Child Support Be Reevaluated?

[ad_1] Question: I believe that I am paying too much in child support, in regards to what I make and what my co-parent makes. Can this be reevaluated, as my co-parent makes more than I do?Answer: Ohio attorney Taylor D. Mackintosh Let me begin by stating that I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state, but I can provide you with general tips in child support. Here in Ohio, we use a worksheet that determines the amount of child support that a parent is ordered to pay.  If there is a...

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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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