The despised “B” word…BUDGET

The reason we didn’t budget our money varied from being lazy to not wanting to be controlled.  I, on one hand, didn’t want to put in the extra time to track the expenditures.  My wife, on the other hand, didn’t want to live within certain restrictions for things she wanted to buy.

Experiencing Financial Abuse

“The devastating impact of financial abuse lasts longer than other areas of harm from an abusive relationship,” says Shannon Thomas, a licensed clinical social worker and certified clinical trauma professional who has conducted extensive research on financial abuse. “It undermines the survivor’s ability to navigate through life in every way.”