In the midst of divorce, with Black Friday approaching, it may be tempting to get some fabulously expensive presents for the kids this year to try to make up for the situation, don't.
- If you blow the budget, you'll literally have to pay later (and longer). Putting more on your credit card is not the solution. It's emotional spending and you can't afford that.
- It's not a good example for your kids. You want them to be able to manage money, so set an example for them to follow.
- No matter how fabulous the gift, it won't make up for the fact that you are getting a divorce. Your kids will see through this attempt and learn to manipulate you.
80% of kids whose parents are divorced want one thing - more time with their parents. So forget the fancy, expensive presents. Stay home on Black Friday and spend time with your kids. That's really what they want.