Tips for Saving Money During a Divorce

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Divorce can be expensive. As if legal fees weren’t enough, divorcing couples also have to deal with transitioning from one household to two households. We’ve created a list of tips to help you budget during a divorce:

1. Create or update your budget.
When your household changes, so will your budget. Recalculate all of your monthly expenses and track how you spend your money.
2. Check all of your recurring subscriptions.
Your gym membership, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, cable, magazine subscriptions, Amazon Prime, Blue Apron, Birchbox, Dollar Shave Club, Ipsy, Graze. The list goes on. Cancel all subscriptions that you don’t use or don’t need.
3. Make a shopping list for groceries.
Create a list of things you need from the grocery store for the week, and stick with it. This can help reduce your grocery bill and ensure you’re prepared with food in the house for the week.
4. Pay your bills and credit cards on time.
Late fees and interest charges are wasted money. Put your bills on auto-pay, and if you are not able to pay off your credit card, work on paying off the credit cards with the highest interest rates first.
5. Buy generic.
Generic or store-brand products are usually just as good as the name-brand products, but with a smaller price tag.
6. Make coffee at home.
Stopping by Starbucks every morning can add up to $100 or even more a month!
7. Cook meals and pack lunches.
Just like Starbucks, eating out for lunch and dinner can add up quick. Planning your meals ahead of time can help you save big.

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