Remarried With Kids: How 4 Become 1

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What happens when you find yourself divorced but have to – or want to – keep the Ex involved with your kid’s lives and, of course, the financial expenditures that come along with raising kids in split households?

Today we speak with Justin and Jessica, a couple brought together by love for each other and the kids from her first marriage, to learn how we can set things up with our Ex to make communication and the relationship work.

And, of course, share the expenses of raising kids in a fair and mutually beneficial manner.

Justin and his wife, Jessica, share a Google spreadsheet with her ex-husband and his new wife. They record every purchase made for Jessica’s two children from her previous marriage so there is no confusion and the households are able to split the costs 50/50.

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Of course, they communicate about upcoming costs on a regular basis. In fact, both families do things on a regular basis.

It has become a part of their lives – and the lives of their new children too.

financial wellness for divorced parentsIf you’d like to speak with Coach Justin about how they make it work, reach out to him here:


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Steve Stewart

Coach Steve has been helping everyday Americans pay attention, not interest, since 2007 after he and his wife paid off $15k in consumer debt and, using the principles he teaches, they paid off their house in 2015. You will find him using his passion and messaging gifts to create financial education content through speaking, blogging and coaching all over the United States. You can reach him by completing a contact form at