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401k Early Withdrawal: What to Know Before You Cash Out

[ad_1] There are a number of reasons why it might be tempting to cash out your hard-earned 401k savings before retirement. From hefty car or home repairs to emergency medical expenses, sometimes unexpected circumstances cause us to seek out extra cash. In fact, 1 in 3 people have resorted to a 401k early withdrawal, often when in between jobs. However, it’s important that you’re aware of any penalties and fees before you choose to withdraw. Additionally, 401k early withdrawals may have unwanted impacts on your taxes. Read on to learn exactly what happens when you decide to dip into your 401k...

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3 Reasons Divorced Dads Should Always Take The High Road

[ad_1] Very few couples make it through the entire divorce process without at least a few points of contention. Divorce, by its very nature, is adversarial and tends to breed conflict. Amicable divorces are rare. Although no-fault divorce is now the norm and it is no longer always necessary to prove marital fault, there still are plenty of opportunities for emotions to erupt. The process of negotiating child custody arrangements, child support agreements, property division, and alimony/spousal support often is tense and involves a lot of back and forth at a time when each party is already in a precarious emotional state. However,...

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Credit Card Top Picks: Based on Your Life Stage

[ad_1] From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated by some of the links that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint Partners were added after the creation of the posting.  Mint Partners had no influence on the creation, direction or focus of this article unless otherwise specifically stated.  It seems like every day, a new credit card arrives on the scene. But how do you know if the card is worth applying for? It’s easy for consumers to become inundated and confused by all the cards available...

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Do These 3 Things For Your Child During Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Do me a favor. For the moment, put away negative feelings you have toward your ex and let’s concentrate on your children and putting them first. They need you now more than they’ve ever needed you before. So, pay attention! I received an email recently from a father concerned about the impact his wife’s desire for a divorce was having on his children. He said, “Children generally do not want their parents to divorce. In my case, I have watched my two kids ages 3 and 6 cry for hours over the loss of what they knew as their family. However,...

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Do Not Forsake Your Mental Health After Divorce

[ad_1] Your mental health matters. What you think and how you feel matter. Even though the divorce experience may leave you feeling like what you say, what you do, and how you are dealing with the pain and difficulty of one of the worst experiences you can ever go through in your life does not matter, it does. You matter, and taking care of your mental health is an early step in the road to keeping your focus and recovering from the end of your marriage.The first step of taking care of yourself in this situation is recognizing how close you are to it. This is the end...

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Can I File Chapter 13 if I am Self Employed?

[ad_1] Can you file a Chapter 13 debt consolidation case if you are self employed? Yes, you can but expect the process to be more difficult, burdensome and expensive than it would be if you are a salaried employee. Chapter 13 works best when your income and expenses are steady and consistent. When you file Chapter 13 you will be proposing a repayment plan to the bankruptcy judge. Your plan modifies the rights of your creditors and it must meet all the requirements of the bankruptcy code. When you file your case, a Chapter 13 trustee will be assigned to verify the...

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8 Mistakes You’re Making When It Come To Dating After Divorce

[ad_1]You didn’t expect to wind up back in the dating pool when you exchanged vows in front of your family and friends. Now you are alone again and longing for a new relationship. Whether you are happy or sad about it, it’s definitely not easy. Are you still hoping to find love again? If so, don’t despair. There is a great chance of finding just the right partner for you. In order to get to that goal, you will most likely have to go on a few dates. Avoid these 8 dating mistakes in order to give yourself the best chance of...

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8 Tips To Help Dads Prepare For A Custody Battle

[ad_1] When it comes to child custody battles, the deck is often stacked against dads. There are numerous gender stereotypes that work against fathers in all family law matters, but they seem especially pronounced in child custody issues. The unfortunate reality is that child custody is the practice area of divorce that tends to cause the most heated disagreements. Divorce can impact nearly every aspect of your life, but matters such as property division and spousal support pale in comparison to the relationship you have with your kids. Far too frequently, dads are relegated to a secondary parent role when custody...

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Credit Card Reviews: The Best Credit Cards for Restaurants

[ad_1] From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated by some of the links that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint Partners were added after the creation of the posting.  Mint Partners had no influence on the creation, direction or focus of this article unless otherwise specifically stated.    If diving into a meal at a hot new restaurant is a highlight of your week, or you just frequent eat at restaurants of any kind, a credit card with bonus dining rewards may be perfect for you. While...

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Improving Shared Parenting

[ad_1] For a child of divorce, conflict after one home becomes two can be a reminder of what they have lost. It can weigh on them and cause problems with their mental health, conduct and development.Depending on their age and maturity, children in these situations may display regressive behavior, such as wetting the bed, needing a pacifier, separation anxiety, throwing tantrums, or physical manifestations of their feelings, such as headaches or stomach pains.According to New York University, they may blame themselves or any bad conduct that they may display on the divorce, and if the child is older, they...

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