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  • online shopping dangers

    Shop Safely, Securely and Scam-Free Online

    A current or past abusive partner might be watching what you do online, and that includes shopping | Editor's Note: This article was created by Aura in partnership wit... read more

  • controlling victim through internet

    Tips to Stay Safe Online

    Abusers can use the internet to control and intimidate survivors through financial abuse, but there are ways to protect yourself | Editor's Note: This article was crea... read more

  • Survivor of domestic violence launches own business

    Survivor Entrepreneurs Are Breaking Free

    Starting a business could very well save your life after abuse | Could starting a business save your life? For the survivors who became entrepreneurs with the nonprofi... read more

  • An Abuser Stole Your Stimulus Check ... Now What?

    An Abuser Stole Your Stimulus Check ... Now What?

    The steps you can take to get your 2020 economic impact payment—and how to avoid it happening again | In March, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue S... read more

  • How to Afford a Pandemic

    How to Afford a Pandemic

    In the midst of all the continuous bad news surrounding COVID-19, there is some hope—relief in the form of a stimulus package | The world is in upheaval, and you're no... read more

  • Money Means Freedom

    Money Means Freedom

    FreeFrom’s new Compensation Compass shows survivors how to access funds set aside for survivors | While we can lament that money doesn’t buy happiness, we all know it ... read more

  • What Type of Money Script Was Passed Down to You?

    What Type of Money Script Was Passed Down to You?

    You may be standing in your own way of becoming financially stable | Saundra Davis was once homeless. At 15. Then she was molested. Then she met an abusive partner who... read more

  • Tax Time: How Do I Avoid Filing with an Abuser?

    Tax Time: How Do I Avoid Filing with an Abuser?

    For survivors, this annual requirement may be a nightmare | The IRS needs your tax forms by April 15, a daunting task for the average person. But for survivors of dome... read more

  • How to Stash Cash

    How to Stash Cash

    Gearing up to leave an abuser? There are ways to set aside money in secret | Whether you plan to go to a shelter or stay with a friend, it’s possible to leave an abuse... read more

  • Starting from Scratch

    Starting from Scratch

    You had to leave an abuser suddenly and now you have nothing but the clothes on your back | Maybe you left in the heat of an argument or while they were sleeping. Mayb... read more

  • Survivor Tonya: Broke to Businesswoman

    Survivor Tonya: Broke to Businesswoman

    An abuser tried to bankrupt her, but now this strong, female entrepreneur is getting even | First date. First butterflies. First kiss.  First punch to the stomach.  ... read more

  • When Someone Else Controls the Money

    When Someone Else Controls the Money

    Learn these terms and you can recognize financial abuse | A relationship with an abusive partner often devastates victims’ finances. Unfortunately, leaving such a rela... read more

  • After Abuse, a High-Priced Divorce Is the Next Trauma

    After Abuse, a High-Priced Divorce Is the Next Trauma

    Survivors who leave an abusive partner often find themselves nearly bankrupt by divorce | Emily* estimates it cost her between $30,000 and $40,000 to get divorced from... read more

  • From Survivors to CEOs

    From Survivors to CEOs

    FreeFrom is helping survivors find financial stability by starting their own businesses | Beyoncé asked it, so we’ll just back up what she said. “Who run the world? G... read more

  • Write a Resume That Gets Noticed

    Write a Resume That Gets Noticed

    For survivors heading into the job market, this piece of paper is your first chance to impress | Many survivors of domestic abuse will find themselves back in the job... read more