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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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Disspelling the “Cheaper to Keep Her” Myth

[ad_1] Your financial future can feel bleak after the divorce process is finalized. Through the division of assets, you no longer are able to live at the same standard of living that you previously did, and with responsibilities like alimony and child support, percentages of your income are no longer available to you. While you may have to cut some costs and make some adjustments to your previous habits, this pales in comparison to the emotional costs you have to suffer when you find yourself in an unhappy and dysfunctional marriage. The expression There is an expression that has been said in many circles...

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Summer Closet and Budget Refresh

[ad_1] A new season means it’s time for new clothes. But how do you refresh your closet without blowing your summer budget? Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your trip to the beach just to get that new pair of sandals. Use these tips to create a budget and strategically plan out your purchases.   Sell What You Don’t Need If you’re working with almost no budget, turn your old clothes into cash for new ones. Go through your wardrobe, gather gently used items you no longer wear and sell them on secondhand sites or to consignment stores. Use the money from these...

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