financial abuse

It occurs in 99 percent of domestic violence cases.
To the outside world, they were the perfect family: living in an affluent neighborhood, annual vacations, nice car, both with good jobs... but behind closed doors it was a very different matter.
The actress has been working with Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to help give women tools to "save their lives."
What most people don't understand is that there's an invisible weapon involved in nearly every case of domestic violence. This weapon doesn't leave black eyes or bruises. But, it's just as strong as a lock and key in silently holding an individual hostage in a violent relationship.
Scam artists go where the money is. Forty-four percent of all wealth in America lies with older Americans. In addition, the concentration of people in this category is growing by 8,000 people per day as the baby boomers--those born after 1945 and prior to 1965--enter this peak wealth stage of their life in record numbers beginning in 2011.
To help lessen the economic barrier that so many domestic violence victims face, YWCA USA is working to pass the Healthy Families Act. While the bill's core component ensures the accrual of seven paid sick days for all workers, it also provides for "paid safe days" so that victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking can seek out safety and assistance without the threat of lost wages
Ruined credit can be a devastating burden once a woman attempts to leave. She may have trouble renting an apartment or may
1. STOP ENABLING AND START EMPOWERING. There's an old, yet relevant Chinese proverb which says, "Give a man a fish, and you'll
Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.
"Finances are almost always a weapon of choice," she says in the video. "Taking away access to cash, destroying credit, jeopardizing
Financial abuse is something that we rarely discuss openly since it is often insidious and wrapped up in the confines of what appears to be otherwise, a normal relationship. So what are the signs and what can be done about it?
Here are a selection of Taylor's tweets; visit her twitter feed to read the entire conversation. What happened to me wasn't
The study found women who received the financial curriculum significantly improved financial literacy, attitudes, intentions
We have all heard the painful stories of spousal abuse. We have a good idea what physical abuse is, and we are also aware of the terrible effects of emotional abuse. There is another type of abuse that is not as well known, but can be equally damaging, and that is financial abuse.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place domestic violence within a larger societal framework.