Taking the Long View

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Yesterday was a big day for me. After two decades of carrying the burden, I finally paid off the last of my student loans. I have to say, I was a little disappointed in Discover's response to the zero balance. I wasn't expecting anything too major, maybe just some balloons dropping down from the ceiling, … Continue reading Taking the Long View

The Pathology Behind the Lie

I don't get spooked easily. But I'm spooked right now. Not because of anything imminent. But because I'm really starting to understand what kind of danger I may have been in. When the police first told me how lucky I was to make it out of my first marriage alive, I brushed off their concern. … Continue reading The Pathology Behind the Lie

Guest Post – Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Proceedings: Uncovering Hidden Assets

I felt like I was blindsided twice in my divorce - first by my husband and then again by the courts. The court system is overwhelming, the process is scary and the outcomes are potentially life-altering.  This information and advice from an attorney who has been there, done that may help you go into your … Continue reading Guest Post – Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Proceedings: Uncovering Hidden Assets

Putting It All Behind Me

You know those times when you don't realize you're holding your breath until you finally get a deep lungful of air? Well, apparently I haven't been breathing for the past 6 years. Or actually for the past 6 years and 5 days, to be exact. And I didn't even realize it until today. Or more … Continue reading Putting It All Behind Me

Snipe Hunt

It was a snipe hunt. I didn't realize it at the time. In fact, I didn't even realize he was searching for something. I just saw them as simple transactions. $40 for a shirt here. $200 for a new phone there. But he wasn't looking for a new wardrobe or a new phone. Not really. … Continue reading Snipe Hunt