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Warning Signs of Financial Abuse

Red flags should be raised if your partner:

  • Tells you that you won’t succeed in your educational/professional pursuits

  • Acts like their needs and wants come before your educational/professional goals.

  • Monitors your spending and makes you account for money spent.

  • Complains about how much time you spend working/studying.

  • Pressures you to move in together, open joint bank accounts, or cosign on credit cards or loans

  • Humiliates you or uses anger, threats, or actual violence to get what they want.

  • Commonly makes you late to work/class

Financial ABUSE is occurring if someone:

  • Forbids you from working/attending school

  • Stalks or harasses you at your workplace/school

  • Causes fights prior to important job/school meetings

  • Ruins your credit score

  • Controls how all the money is spent

  • Restricts your access to financial information

  • Steals your identity to obtain credit/loans

  • Doesn’t include you in important financial decisions

  • Makes you give over your paycheck, tips, or student loans

  • Runs up large amounts of debt on your credit

  • Refuses to work or contribute to the family income

  • Gives “an allowance” and withholds funds that you or your children need for necessities like food and medical care

  • Hides money/assets from you

Sublette County Resources

Local accountants offer low-cost or free public resources for individuals to use during Tax Season (February-April)

Click HERE for Upcoming Tax Clinics

SAFV also partners with local financial advisers to help clients with financial planning.

Click HERE for upcoming Financial Clinics

Disclaimer: These Clinics are often first-come, first-serve. Be prepared by having ALL your financial documents with you. Such documents could include: Bank statements, tax forms from your employer, pay stubs, and photo ID. 

24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline and Online Chat: 1.800.799.7233

Allstate Purple Purse Foundation: Information about financial abuse and education on financial topics. Free online financial literacy courses RAINN: 24/7 national hotline & online chat, and shelter/advocate locator


Tech Safety, IMatter, myPlan (Mobile Apps): Provide relationship quizzes, info on healthy and abusive relationships, and help with harassment and abuse.

Disclaimer: Mobile apps may not be confidential. If you think someone is monitoring your phone or computer, be careful – even if you delete it, they may be able to access your download history

Tax Information

Domestic abuse is not just physical abuse. It often includes economic control. As a survivor of domestic abuse, you can take control of your finances. An important part of managing you finances is understanding your tax rights and responsibilities. 

Click HERE for more information

Other Resources:

National Information & Resources

The Wage Gap

Populations such as women, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ individuals, and those with disabilities experience more barriers to economic independence. These groups tend to earn less money than white males, and one way in which this has been evaluated is through measuring the Wage Gap.

The Wage Gap compares how much money groups of people make per hour as compared to other groups. It is measured in cents to the dollar, and seeks to answer the question, “for every dollar that a man makes, how much do other groups make?”

In Wyoming:

  • In 2016, the national gender wage gap was 79¢, while Wyoming’s genderwage gap was 69¢, the 49th largest gap – this means that Wyoming’s gender wage gap is bigger than almost all the other U.S. States.

  • American Indians (both men and women) in Wyoming earn 55¢ to every $1 a man makes, while African Americans earn 65¢ and Latinos earn 53¢.

  • Gay and bisexual men earn between 11- 27% less than their heterosexual counterparts in both private and public sector occupations.

  • Transgender individuals, in particular female transgender workers, are likely to experience a significant decrease in earnings (potentially a 33% drop) following their gender transition.

  • Same-sex couple families have an average household income that is 20% less than heterosexual couples, and are more likely to live in poverty.

  • Single mothers in Wyoming are 58% likely to experience income inadequacy, as compared with 24% of single fathers; while 21% of married couples with children experience income inadequacy.

April is Financial Liberty Month. The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has many resources to help you gain financial freedom and stability. Click the boxes below to find a program that's right for you!

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