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Manage Expectations And Remain Optimistic During Christmas · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Well, Thanksgiving is done and we’ve survived Black Friday. But we’re not through the holiday abyss yet. Which means we’ll most likely be dreading the stress, craziness, and visions of perfection shoved down our throats. For many of us, the holidays can feel dark, lonely, and stressful—especially if we are going through or recovering from divorce. And instead of looking forward to the beautiful decorations, the smell of baking pies, and holiday songs on the radio, we instead may feel triggered by sadness. So this week, I wanted to give you all a few pointers to remember as you navigate the next few...

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The Perfect Post-Divorce Recovery Doesn’t Exist

[ad_1] After a divorce, the only relevant expectations placed on what your next step in life may be, are your own. While you need to accept the support and comfort of others during this emotionally exhausting time in your life, you need to separate their support from their ability to control your life, preventing your feelings from winning out during one of the most vulnerable times in your life. You may have just exited a marriage, where your feelings were discounted, so why would you allow that occur again by those who feel that they know what is best for you? No...

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How to Host a Money Stress Free Thanksgiving

[ad_1] From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated by some of the links that appear in this article. 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. Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. It’s the countdown to Christmas, the first real family gathering since Easter or Fourth of July. For some people, it’s the only time they see their families. For many of us, it’s a...

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20 Unconventional Things I’m Thankful For This Thanksgiving · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  In case the word didn’t get out, Thanksgiving means it’s time to sit and reflect on what we’re truly thankful for. The health and happiness of our loved ones always seem to be a popular one if you’re into that kind of thing. I kid, I kid: Yes, this is a time for family and friends, and for appreciating just how lucky we are for all the blessings we’ve experienced throughout the year. I’m thankful for those things too. Deeply thankful, in fact. But what about those things we don’t typically include in such moments of solemn expression? What about the mundane? The...

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What the Finance is a Debt Repayment Plan

[ad_1] Is your debt stressing you out? If so, we promise you’re not alone. Especially if you are financing a home. According to the Center for Microeconomic Data, mortgage balances—the largest component of household debt—rose by $60 billion during the second quarter of 2018. If you’re committed to getting out of debt, we’ve got you covered on how to set up a debt repayment plan to make sure you stay on track and reach debt freedom as soon as you can. Here are five simple steps on how to jump-start your debt repayment journey: #1 Asses The Amount of Debt You Owe Of course,...

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The Biggest Child Support Mistakes To Avoid

[ad_1] Divorce is often complex, and even more so when children are involved. Depending on you and your spouse’s financial situation, you might be required to pay child support. Divorce is expensive enough on its own, but the addition of a monthly child support payment is enough to ruin many guys’ finances. There are a lot of misconceptions about and flaws with the child support system, and it is easy to fall behind on your payments and into arrears. When child support debt starts to accumulate, it might be worth checking with your divorce attorney to see if child support debt consolidation...

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10 Things I Believe I Owe My Children After Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  It may seem odd that I feel compelled to write about things I believe I owe my children because they’ve endured my divorce. Yet as an adult child of divorced parents and a mom who has been divorced, it’s my belief that children of divorce are entitled to certain rights. That’s not to say that children raised in intact families don’t have rights – it’s just that children of divorce deserve special consideration. Distinguished divorce researcher Elizabeth Marquardt adds her perspective on children of divorce: “The hard truth, she says, is that while divorce is often necessary, even amicable divorces sow...

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The Scariest Things to Happen to Your Budget

[ad_1] I’ve been kicking around an idea for a scary movie. The main character leads a fairly normal life with a stable job, an affordable apartment and a partner to share expenses with. Things are going well. Then one day, they try to make a deposit at the bank – and there’s no record of an account by that name. When they show up to their job, that position no longer exists. Every trace of financial identity has vanished, and the character’s life spirals out of control until they eventually end up in a homeless shelter. Maybe that’s a terrible idea for...

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When is it Time for Modification?

[ad_1] When your divorce ends, your case is not always necessarily over. There are times after the decree is finalized, where you may have to revisit the case, in order to help your post-divorce recovery. This action is not about your children, who may be caught in the crossfire of additional fighting between their parents. You do not love them any less, and you should not feel the stigma of modifying the decree, in order to pay less child support. This also is not an action based on how you feel about your ex-spouse. While they may not be your favorite individual,...

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Where Do Pre-Nups Fit In? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Congratulations! You have found love again after your peaceful (or not-so-peaceful) divorce from your first spouse. You have decided that you want to live together and blend your lives, just like in your first marriage when you were fairly young. What do you need to know about baby boomers marrying again? You (and your fiancé) believe marriage is an institution that will support your high level of commitment to each other.  You want to do more than just date, or live together without being married.  You see your relationship as permanent and wish it to be life-long and supportive throughout...

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