Divorce is messy. Even the most amicable split touches every corner of a person's life: loved ones, homes, routines, jobs, finances and, most of all, emotions. And in the midst of all that it can be understandably difficult to remember that your credit score, one of your most important financial tools, is vulnerable to collapse.
You're probably expecting to shell out major bucks for tuition, room and board and a million other necessities over the next few years. But before you send your kid off, make sure you share one gift likely to steer him or her along the road to financial security -- a sound understanding of how credit works.