Do These 3 Things To Create A Healthy Relationship With Your Finances During & After Divorce

The word "budget" can trigger big feelings for a lot of people -- it's like hearing the word "diet" when you're on vacation. It can feel scary to tackle your finances when you're accustomed to avoiding the subject because of fear, or if you've been in a position where a partner has been the primary point person for all things money related.

Staying on top of your expenses takes practice. The good news is that it's a habit you can create. The best way to take control of your financial health is by checking in on your money on a weekly basis.

Checking in regularly on your money will help achieve these 3 important tasks:

1. Stay on track with financial goals you've set

2. Normalize the process

3. Put you in the best position if a financial crisis comes up

Start small and pick one day a week to sit down and log into your bank accounts, credit cards and retirement accounts. By scheduling the time on your calendar you'll set yourself up to transition what can feel like a chore into a normal weekly to-do activity.

Don't let your past relationship with money dictate your present and future.

Want more financial tips to consider when divorcing? Check out How To Build Your Savings Up After Divorce.

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