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  • Writer's pictureSarah Carlson

Money after Divorce: How to Stay Afloat Financially

Divorce can be a difficult and stressful time for everyone involved. One of the biggest concerns during and after a divorce is often finances:

  • How will you maintain your standard of living?

  • How will you pay your bills?

  • What will happen to your assets?

In my upcoming book, Facing Financial Fears, you'll learn how to approach your finances with self-assurance in different scenarios. As a woman, you may have some unique challenges when it comes to your finances after divorce.

You may have been out of the workforce for a while, or you may have been relying on your husband's income. Whatever your situation, it's important to take control of your finances and make sure you are prepared for life after divorce.

Here are some tips for staying afloat financially after a divorce:

1. Make a Budget and Stick to It

One of the most important things you can do after a divorce is to make a budget and stick to it. This may seem difficult, especially if you are used to living on one income.

But it's essential to take a close look at your finances and figure out what you can afford. Make sure to include all of your necessary expenses, as well as some money for yourself.

Once you have a budget in place, stick to it as best as you can. This will help you stay on track financially after your divorce.

2. Start Building Up Your Credit

Another important tip for financial stability after divorce is to start building up your credit. If you didn't have much credit in your name before, now is the time to start building it up.

This will help you in the future if you need to take out a loan or get a credit card. There are a few ways to build up your credit, such as getting a secured credit card or taking out a small personal loan.

3. Invest in Yourself

Investing in yourself is also important after a divorce. This may mean taking some time for yourself to relax and recharge, or it could mean taking classes to improve your skillset.

It's important to remember that you are worth investing in and that you deserve to take care of yourself. Doing things for yourself will help you feel better and be more prepared to handle your finances after divorce.

4. Seek Professional Help if Needed

If you're struggling to handle your finances after a divorce, don't be afraid to seek professional help. There are many resources available to help you get back on track.

You may want to talk to a financial planner or accountant to get started. Or, you could join a support group for women going through divorce.

Whatever you do, make sure you reach out for help if you need it. Divorce can be tough, but you don't have to go through it alone.


If you're going through a divorce, it's important to take control of your finances. Use these tips to help you stay afloat after a divorce and maintain your standard of living.

And remember, if you need help, don't be afraid to seek professional assistance. Taking care of your finances after a divorce is possible with the right knowledge and support.

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