Posted by Karla Kellam on 1/15/2013 9:37 AM
Financial reasons are one of the main reasons why domestic violence survivors return to an abusive spouse.  Because of that, having a financial plan for your future can be key.  Here are five tips that you can implement.  Working with your local domestic violence shelter, you can help develop a more robust plan.

1) If possible, have copies of all important papers and financial documents stored in a safe location outside of your home.  This can be with a friend/family member or in a safe deposit box at a bank.  Include birth certificates, passports, social security cards, mortgage documents, bank account numbers or statements (if e-statements print them out if you do not fear your home computer activity is being monitored), credit card numbers and statements, student loan documents, etc.  If your spouse controls these documents, work safely and slowly to get copies and have them sent directly to your P.O. box.

2) Start saving something--even $10--weekly towards your financial independence.  There...

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