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The Disturbing Ways Divorce Can Impact Your Health

[ad_1] Figuring out how to survive and thrive after divorce is no easy task. Divorce is a life event that completely shakes up your life and can leave you feeling like a shell of your former self. It is not just the fact that your family is splitting apart, your living situation is changing, and your finances are taking a hit. Divorce also has a very real impact on your physical and mental health. Here are some of the most significant ways divorce can impact your health. Chronic stress Divorce is consistently ranked as one of the most stressful life events, and when that stress...

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Federal Workers: How to Protect Your Finances During the Government Shutdown

[ad_1] If you’re a furloughed government employee, you are likely feeling a good deal of stress and uncertainty about how to manage your finances during the government shutdown. While missing a paycheck is a financial moment no one wants to experience, there are many ways you can keep your financial health intact. There’s no need to panic just yet: use this time to take stock of the situation with these five steps. Determine your priority payments – and pick up the phone To start, take stock of your current financial responsibilities. Figure out what bills need to be paid now and what...

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5 Tips For Coping When Your Ex Lashes Out · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You’re not a good role model. Stop putting yourself out there, no one cares about how great you are. Don’t ever pretend you try and put the girls first. That is never the case. Ever been on the receiving end of negativity by an ex-spouse? Charly received these texts last week. Yet, how he chose to respond is what makes him an incredible human being, father, husband, and role model. This response is what I will share today. Charly wasn’t always this way. These messages ten years ago took a heavy toll on his own emotional and physical well-being. While he ran a profitable...

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Dads Just Want To Be Parents: A Look at Shared Parenting Efforts in the United States

[ad_1] If you are a dad, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of your child, and as an active and engaged parent, you feel that you contribute on some level to their health and wellness. Whether it is attending their soccer games or helping them with their homework, you are there for them when they need you, and divorce should not threaten that. If you are a dad just starting the divorce process, you may spend late nights worrying about your place in your child’s life and how that may change. You may have heard about how in...

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Rescission & Bankruptcy

[ad_1] Rescission, what is it and what does it have to do with bankruptcy? 11 U.S.C. § 524(c)(4) outlines the basis for rescission but it really does not identify what rescission does for you. A rescission breaks or cancels a promise to pay and it is completely legal IF performed according to 11 U.S.C. § 524(c)(4). Clear as mud? Let’s break it down even further. When you file for Chapter 7 relief you may be asked to reaffirm on such things as a house or vehicle note. There are reasons you may or may not want to reaffirm those notes but for...

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Can Gratitude Fix Your Relationship With Money?

[ad_1] When you’re trying to get your financial house in order, it’s easy to get lost in the specifics. You might stress about how to adjust your budget, where to find some extra cash for the holidays or what funds to choose for your portfolio. But sometimes, making the right financial choices will only take you so far.  Many of us have deeper issues with money – issues that can’t be resolved with spreadsheets or budgeting apps. As much as we might like to think that our financial choices stem from cold logic, they’re more likely to come from emotion. It’s...

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DadsDivorce Wishes You A Merry Christmas

[ad_1] To our readers, While the holidays are a time of joy for many families, that is not always the case when you have gone through divorce or are in the middle of one. Divorced fathers often spend the holidays separated from their children, and that is heartbreaking. It is especially tough when it is your first holiday season as a divorced dad. Instead of warmth and happiness, you might be feeling isolated and lonely. As tough as this is, it is important to keep in mind these emotions are all part of the healing process. DadsDivorce has produced numerous articles, videos, and...

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The Power of The Christmas Spirit: It’s About Coming Together

[ad_1]  For some, Christmas is a religious holiday, and everything is secondary to that. It commemorates the arrival of salvation. But, for others, Christmas lost its religious meaning long ago – but remains inspirational. What is it about this grand holiday that has such a deep and resonating message? Money, gifts, and commercialism aside, why has it endured? It’s the festive season…we’ve bought gifts, received gifts, exchanged gifts. We’ve organized large and festive family meals, visited friends and been merry. Let’s take a moment to see what this season is all about. The Power of The Christmas Spirit: Christmas has evolved…it has become...

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Saving for College? Here’s What You Need to Know

[ad_1] The average student loan debt is currently $37,172, racking up over $1 trillion in student debt nationally — and this number is only expected to grow. As a parent, this may spark some worry about your child’s financial future. You want them to establish good money management habits like building credit and avoiding debt, but with so many financial hurdles, the prospect may seem insurmountable. The good news is that with some proper education and planning, you can start saving for college and set your child up for a quality education that won’t break the bank. Here’s how. Anticipate Your Savings...

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3 Ways to Cope When Your Divorce Sneaks Up On You

[ad_1] Divorce is not always an occurrence that goes away once the decree is finalized. It is an event that can come up without intention. You could be focused on something else going on in your life, and all of the sudden, you get an email or text message from your ex-spouse asking for more money or telling you that your children cannot make your regularly scheduled parenting time. These types of occurrences can weigh on you, especially when you are doing everything you can to move on from the emotional stress that the divorce process entailed. Dealing with these feelings in...

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