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Co-parenting apps that can come in handy for divorcees

The famous phrase “there’s an app for that” has made its way into post divorce parenting. It seems obvious that smartphone apps would be ideal for parents who are making their way through their new lives while trying to get along and have a working relationship, but many newly divorced or separated parents do not use them.

With that, we dedicate this post to introducing a few important apps that can make life easier.

My Family Wizard – If you are not familiar with this online communication and scheduling tool, you should. It helps in organizing calendars so that both parents can know what activities their children have and when they will need to be there. My Family Wizard has a smartphone app so that parents can stay connected while on the go.

Compound interest counter – Newly divorced parents still have to plan for retirement. The compound interest app helps people who are intimidated by planning, and math for that matter, to understand how the money they stow away now will accumulate over time. This can be reassuring to newly single parents who have to work with a new budget.

Mint – In the same vein, this app helps in tracking your income and expenses, as well as in planning for long-term expenditures. Some find it much easier to use than Excel.

Out of Milk – For parents who now have the added responsibility of making weekly shopping trips, this app can help in making a budget, keeping track of coupons, and maintaining a running list. Essentially, it can help in saving money and keeping your refrigerator stocked.

Source: HuffingtonPost.com “8 Apps that make post-divorce parenting a little easier,” DejaVow, March 9, 2014

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