Q: My husband is leaving after twenty years of marriage. He has been the primary bread winner. I make 25,000 a year doing job a love. I and my adult children will be living together for one year (hopefully). I do not know where to begin with spending, saving or anything and at times I can be a bit of a shopaholic. I’m scared! What should I do?
A: Given your circumstances, I want to encourage you to not only begin to take care of your financial affairs, but also your emotional well-being. It’s very tough to make clear-headed financial decisions when you are in the midst of mourning a marriage that is ending.