It's over. Your divorce is finally final. You may have mixed feelings about it, but that shouldn't stop you from making smart decisions where your finances are concerned. Here is a financial checklist to consider once your divorce is final:
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When people get remarried later in life, there are generally more assets involved. First marriages often involve young couples who may struggle to pay basic bills. Second or third marriages often involve at least one person who has significant assets, such as stocks, real estate, pensions or even just a large amount of cash.
Many professionals who work in Pennsylvania do so as independent contractors instead of full-time employees. There has been an increase in the number of businesses hiring "independent contractors" rather than full-time workers. In reality, however, these workers are anything but independent. In many cases, employers are improperly classifying workers as independent contractors to avoid incurring tax and insurance costs. This can be a major problem for misclassified workers who are injured on the job.
One in four people in the United States have some sort of mental illness. After heart disease, mental illness is most common cause of disability and absenteeism.