How to rebuild your wealth after a divorce? Here are 5 key steps

Nick Sundich Nick Sundich, July 18, 2023

How to rebuild your wealth after a divorce? It can be a daunting and overwhelming task. However, it doesn’t have to be if you have a plan in place. Here are 5 key steps for rebuilding your financial portfolio.

 

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How to rebuild your wealth after a divorce?

 

1. Make sure you understand the division of assets

During the divorce proceedings, assets such as bank accounts, retirement funds, investments and real estate will be divided between both spouses. It is important that you review all documents related to the division of assets so that you understand how much money you should expect to receive from your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

 

2. Create an emergency fund

Having an emergency fund in place is key when it comes to protecting yourself financially. This fund should cover at least six months’ of expenses, including rent or mortgage payments, utilities, and food costs. Having this money set aside will help in ensuring that you don’t run into any major financial issues during your transition period.

 

3. Establish credit (if needed)

Once you are divorced, you may require credit for various purposes (for cars, housing or perhaps just for some ‘general working capital’). Make sure to establish separate credit by taking out small loans or opening up a credit card with a low limit. Building up your credit score is essential for securing other types of loans down the line (i.e., car loan or mortgage).

 

4. Consider consulting financial professionals

Consulting with a financial planner or professional accountant who specializes in helping clients during divorce can help to ensure that all of your finances are accounted for and managed properly throughout this process. They can also help provide information on potential deductions and credits that may be available to help reduce any income taxes owed after the divorce settlement has been finalized.

It is important that they are able to provide Personal Advice rather than General Advice because General Advice may not be suitable for your situation. Yes the ultimate advice may be a distinction without a difference when push comes to shove. But those qualified to give Personal Advice can account for your specific situation when giving advice.

 

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5. Invest wisely

Once you have established some sort of financial stability, consider investing some of your capital into various investments such as stocks and bonds or mutual funds – diversifying across different asset classes will help mitigate risk while potentially increasing returns on your initial investment over time.

When selecting investments, it’s important to research each option thoroughly before making final decisions as too much risk can lead to large losses (yes even more than divorce itself) if not managed correctly.

This is something that a financial professional could help you with but you can do your own research – just be sure that you actually do that research rather than consult Reddit or Hot Copper threads for ‘stock tips’. You should know when to tell when it is time to buy a stock as well as the key differences between good and bad companies.

 

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