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Financial Separation

For better or worse, your day-to-day life is changing, but here’s one thing you can control: how you handle the money you have.

Budgeting after separation
Making a clean financial break

Separating Finances Can Be Messy

You’re looking for the simplest, most equitable way to divide your finances and then move on with life on your own firm financial footing.

Whether you managed the finances or had nothing to do with it, the money aspect of separation can be nasty, complicated, and overwhelming.

You Need a Budget—We All Do!

When you’re rebuilding your financial life, a budget can help smooth out the hairy details. It can take a mental load off when you have so many other things on your mind.

I Rebuilt My Financial Life While Healing from a Divorce

Life doesn’t slow down just because you’re getting a divorce. There are still bills to be paid, appliances that need fixing, tires that need replacing—the list goes on. See how Dawn got her finances under control while going through a divorce.

  • Focus on the Controllables

    When a life event happens—whether marriage or divorce, birth or death, job change or job loss—you can feel overwhelmed and powerless, or you can consider the things that you do have control over.”

    Dawn separated her finances —Dawn Malone Stevens

Here’s How It Works

  • 1. Create a Budget in YNAB

    We have free workshops and resources to get you budgeting in no time.

  • Prioritizing money after divorce

    2. Prioritize Your Money

    Create a plan with the money you have right now, and let it guide your decisions.

  • YNAB Budgeting Fresh Start

    3. Feel More In Control

    Gaining control over your money will give you more peace of mind for your next chapter.

Rebuild Your Financial Life with YNAB.

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Rebuilding your financial life after divorce

Our Top Articles on Separating Finances

  • How to Start Over Financially

    This post will guide you through some basics on how to budget for separation: how to get organized, plan for upcoming bills, and how to start your financial life over as an independent person.
  • See My Budget: Recently Divorced

    This woman started budgeting the first day she moved out. Since then, she’s traveled the country in an RV and is in better financial shape than ever.
  • Separate finances

    How to Separate Your Finances

    Separating your finances during a break-up or prior to a divorce is a more daunting task. Talk to your lawyer or financial advisor for the best advice, but here are some preliminary steps to consider…

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