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Economic Justice Resources

Welcome to NNEDV's Economic Justice multimedia resources! This is a one-stop shop providing a wide-range of tools and resources that can help guide you no matter what your current life situation is. Whether it is information on emergency safety planning, taking charge of your debt, improving your credit score, learning about asset-building opportunities, or getting tips on creating a savings or retirement plan, the information you need to get started is right here.

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Financial abuse is a common tactic used by abusers to gain power and control in a relationship.  The forms of financial abuse may be subtle or overt but in in general, include tactics to limit the partner’s access to assets or conceal information and accessibility to the family finances.   Financial abuse along with emotional, physical and sexual abuse, manipulation, intimidation and threats are all intentional tactics used by an abuser aimed at entrapping the partner in the relationship.  In some abusive relationships, financial abuse is present throughout the relationship and in other cases financial abuse becomes present when the survivor is attempting to leave or has left the relationship.

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Highlights articles and studies addressing the impact of financial education programs and 401(k) plans; summarizes financial empowerment and education resources.

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NNEDV's Moving Ahead Through Financial Management Curriculum addresses financial abuse, financial fundamentals and foundations, mastering credit, budgeting strategies, and short-term planning. It has brochures on Ending a Financial Relationship with an Abusive Partner and Credit and Credit Repair.

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Six tips for domestic violence victims and survivors that are seeking to secure their financial future.

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