No person should have to live in fear, yet thousands of people in California go through each day fearing for their safety and well-being. Although significant progress has been made in the fight to end domestic violence, it continues to be a very real and serious problem across the United States. Domestic abuse is known to have drastic physical, emotional and psychological effects on victims. However, domestic violence also has significant financial impacts. Gaining an understanding of the financial abuse that often accompanies domestic violence can help to curb this vicious cycle.