A guide to rebuilding your financial future.

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Many of us find managing our finances difficult at the best of times, but these challenges are often amplified if you’ve experienced domestic and family violence, including financial abuse. This is module 3 from a series of 3 guides to help you navigate through this difficult time, help you regain your financial independence and rebuild your life, free from abuse.

Many of us find managing our finances difficult at the best of times, but these challenges are often amplified if you’ve experienced domestic and family violence, including financial abuse. It can be very confronting to be worried about money all the time – wondering how you’ll pay for bills or keep a roof over your head. For many survivors of abuse, it also feels very isolating.

You’re not alone. Perhaps you’ve already taken the first step towards securing a better future for yourself. You may need time, support and the right advice to help you move forward and reclaim your life, but you can do it – and we’re here to help.

If you’ve left your partner or are considering it, there’s likely to be a period of shock and disruption as you adjust to your new life. Once the dust settles, however, you’ll start to feel more confident about moving ahead for you and your family.

There are a number of financial considerations that can put you on the road to rebuilding your life.

 This guide covers the basics on:

  1. Understanding your financial position.
  2. Borrowing.
  3. Owning a home.
  4. Protecting your future.

The other 2 guides in this series are:

We hope you find the guides relevant and useful.

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