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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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WTFinance Are These Real Estate Terms?

[ad_1] About to buy a home? Feeling totally prepared?! Ha!   During the homebuying process, there are a ton of terms you’ll encounter that could be confusing or even deceiving. Unless you have the time and expertise to promote your property yourself or look for a new one, you will probably turn to a real estate broker for help. But it’s still important to learn the jargon you’ll encounter along the road of homeownership yourself! It can make the mortgage process less intimidating and provide even more clarity on the timeline of your home purchase.   We’ve rounded up some of the most common...

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Fun Summer Activities For Divorced Dads

[ad_1]Divorce is never an easy undertaking. Family bonds feel broken and children are confused. Divorce can strain the relationship kids have with their fathers. It is important for dads to come up with ideas for activities that allow them to not only have fun, but to stay connected with their children after going through so much change. Summer is the perfect time for dads and kids to strengthen their bonds while also having fun. Here are five enjoyable activities divorced dads can partake in with their kids. Go to a baseball game Baseball is the ultimate summer sport to watch and a great way...

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Moving Checklist: How to Plan for the Unexpected

[ad_1] My husband and I are meticulous budgeters. Every expense is categorized and accounted for, from our monthly Netflix bill to our yearly charity contributions. We even have separate accounts for discretionary purchases. So when we recently planned to move from our apartment in Denver to a newly-purchased home in Indianapolis, we assumed the budget we’d cooked up would be right on the nose. We were so, so wrong. It’s not that we went over budget by a catastrophic amount, but the amount of surprising little expenses we encountered was staggering. The act of moving your entire life across the country is...

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Falsely Accused Of Child Abuse? Here’s What You Need To Do · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  I have a friend going through a divorce. Her husband has played the child abuse card by accusing her of not getting her child “needed” medical care since their separation. Actually, his accusations run the gamut from ignoring the child’s medical needs to not feeding the child a nutritional diet. She has been falsely accused of child abuse! He knows doing this is going to muddy the waters, cast doubts on her as a fit mother, string out the divorce process and put her in a one-down position of having to defend herself against his accusations. His accusations are in the...

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