Silver Separation is on the Rise

    Splitting up in later years, or silver separation as it is more commonly known, seems to be a trend on the rise. Perhaps there’s a wave of modern, more self-assured and assertive souls who have realized their life does not have to roll to the bitter end, suffering in a bitter marriage. People who were super-busy ex-execs are often plunged into great periods with nothing to do, but collect their pension and spend it with their spouses. The trouble is, many realize they barely Read more [...]

Know and Understand Your Credit Cards Rates

  Change is a fact of life. You must understand how, why, and when the rates change on credit cards because it can save money.   Promotional Rates. Promotional rates are temporary rates because the credit card company is wanting to get you to use their card. They are usually special deals with a card you already have or promotion to get a new card. Make sure to find out: Exactly when the low rate will expire. Especially if you are using it to pay off debt with the low rate. What Read more [...]

Breaking a Few Eggs

    It’s almost impossible to make an omelet without breaking a few eggs and if you are just ending your relationship, you will almost certainly be feeling palpable trepidation for what has happened. If you believe you have did all you could to make things work and if you believe that you will be healthier, happier, calmer, safer or more, the other side of the relationship, then you have to trust your instinct and slowly and steadily, put one foot in front of the other and make it Read more [...]

Inspirational Quotes #35

Inspirational Quotes “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” ~ Buddha “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake...” - Marie Beyon Ray “The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather Read more [...]

Divorced and Scared NO More Author Updates

    *************************************** Thank you so much for your support of DASNM.  On November 14 we will have been on the internet for 1 year.  Time has flown by and this one woman blog has turned into a website with over 20 contributors.   All the contributors and I would like you to know we appreciate your feedback, comments and emails so very much.  If you see any way we can improve the website or anything you would like to share with others PLEASE don’t hesitate to let Read more [...]

Economic Reality of Divorce

  How does the income that ran one house now run two? It does not and that is a fact that must be accepted. Life after divorce is financially demanding. Most research shows that a person needs more than a 30% increase in their income on average to maintain the same standard of living. About one in five women fall into poverty, and three of four parents do not receive child support in full on a regular basis. A man’s standard of living goes down on average 10% to 40%. Here are two things that Read more [...]

Talk and Get to Know Who You’re Dating

    Take time and talk get to know who you’re dating.  Make sure you’re getting to know important details of each other’s lives and date intentionally. Here are things to ask and or discuss with them. Finding out someone is not a good match for you is better earlier than later. 1.Discuss your beliefs, both those from childhood and any current beliefs. 2.Talking about upbringing can reveal a lot about how your date sees the world and what he/she believes a healthy relationship Read more [...]

Money Savers and Feeding a Family for Under a $1 a Serving

  Super Saver Erin Libranda yearly grocery budget is $800. That is not only for her, but her entire family including her three children and two dogs. Eating out is obviously not an option for this family. She spent many hours in the kitchen trying to come up with healthy good food that her family would enjoy. She has many recipes that are under $1 a serving. Her facebook page is Erin Libranda (Super Saver) the new money savers and freebie seekers! Let's all start finding free stuff, saving Read more [...]

Kids and Money

      Most children think parents have an endless supply of money. When my oldest was around seven, I told him I didn't have money for the toy he wanted he looked at me totally confused and said "but you have all those checks." I realized it's more difficult for children to understand the value of money than it was when I was a child. We learned about money at school and at home. People used the real currency that we held in our hands not piece of paper we wrote the amount on Read more [...]

22 Ideas for Those Little Pieces of Soap

    My ex-husband is a pilot, and I asked him to start bringing home hotel soap for a project I needed to accomplish with my children. He got into the habit and over the years we found many uses for those little soap bars. At the time of the divorce we did have a rather large assortment of hotel soap, I got custody of in the divorce. Just about every household has to deal with small leftover pieces of soap and now, you need to stretch the budget a bit. Stop tossing and start collecting Read more [...]