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Friday, March 22, 2024

Financial abuse doesn't always start with overt actions; it often begins subtly, making it difficult to recognize until the situation has escalated. Understanding these early warning signs is crucial for early intervention and prevention.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, I serve as a financial advocate for my clients going through divorce. It's a perspective informed by my personal experience.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

In my years of helping women navigate through and beyond divorce, I've encountered a deeply troubling yet often invisible issue: financial abuse. It's a stark reality that financial abuse occurs in 99% of domestic violence cases...

Friday, March 1, 2024

Over the years, I've had the privilege of hearing many powerful stories. I recently interviewed close to 100 inspiring women, and they provided invaluable insights into women's unique financial planning needs during and after divorce.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Divorce, while often viewed through a lens of challenge and adversity, can also be a powerful catalyst for personal growth and financial empowerment.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

After my divorce and as a financial advisor, I've seen firsthand how the transition to a single-income household can be overwhelming, and how managing finances effectively becomes more crucial than ever.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Managing your finances might feel overwhelming, but it's a crucial step towards financial independence and stability. Think of budgeting not just as number crunching but as an act of self-love and empowerment.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Alimony's not about the numbers; it's about securing your financial future and peace of mind. In this post, I'll guide you through understanding and negotiating alimony, offering insights from my professional and personal experience.

Friday, February 2, 2024

It's been a big week at our house--both my son and my stepson have been accepted to their first choice colleges! We've been working on their FAFSAs and looking at admission packages, and talking about loans and scholarships.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Deciding to divorce is never easy, but being financially prepared can make the process more manageable and set the stage for a more secure future.

Friday, January 5, 2024

As the new year begins, I'm reflecting on the journey of personal transformation, particularly for newly single women. Going through a divorce is not just an emotional upheaval, it's also a significant financial turning point.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

I remember how much time I spent researching the steps I should take and the questions I should be asking my attorney when I was first separated. Looking back, I realize how much easier it could have been...

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Self-care and financial wellness might seem like separate realms, but they are deeply intertwined. As women, we often tend to put others' needs before our own, and especially during the holidays, it can be a particularly stressful time.

Friday, December 15, 2023

As a Financial Advisor, I've witnessed countless scenarios where the holiday season becomes a financial burden for many families, especially those navigating through life-changing events like a divorce. It's understandable that parents...

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

In my last blog post I reviewed what disability insurance is and why it’s so important to have. Disability insurance is the answer to when you suddenly find yourself as the primary breadwinner and others, such as your children,...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Why Disability Insurance is a Critical Tool in Your Post-Divorce Toolbox   We're coining December as Disability Insurance Awareness Month, and it's an opportune time to dive into the significance of disability insurance. This...

Friday, September 15, 2023

In tandem with obtaining a life insurance policy to replace an alimony obligation and a child support obligation, establishing a trust dedicated to benefiting your children ensures that they will be provided for after your death.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Securing your children's future in the event of your death includes making sure their other parent is able to maintain their lifestyle. #divorcedonedifferently #healthyco-parenting

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Including life insurance to cover a child support obligation is a powerful tool in a separation agreement proposal. Find out why. #divorcedonedifferently #healthyco-parenting

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

A discussion of Social Security and your rights after divorce, and before marriage.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

I used to think I wanted my kids to graduate from college debt-free. Now that I'm facing the realities of a mid-life divorce and what that did to my retirement savings, I'm of a different mind. This blog discusses how I'm handling it.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The final post in a financial literacy series discussing different financial products and how they can be used to meet certain needs and to play different roles in your plan. Are you ready to take on market risk?

Friday, April 21, 2023

The fourth post in a financial literacy series discussing different financial products and how they can be used to meet certain needs and to play different roles in your plan. How can disability insurance protect you post-divorce?

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The third post in a financial literacy series discussing different financial products and how they can be used to meet certain needs and to play different roles in your plan. How do you consider a 529 plan in a divorce settlement?

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The second post in a financial literacy series discussing different financial products and how they can be used to meet certain needs and to play different roles in your plan. How can an annuity provide guaranteed income in your retirement?

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The first post in a financial literacy series discussing different financial products and how they can be used to meet certain needs and to play different roles in your plan. How can whole life's tax advantages benefit you in retirement?

Saturday, March 11, 2023

A discussion of alimony--what I think spouses should consider when negotiating alimony, and my recommendations for how to address alimony for your financial stability after divorce.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Poke the bear, and she'll come out growling. It's important to choose your battles wisely, and this blog discusses child support, shared expenses, Court Orders and how I dealt with my Ex's refusal to send his child support payment.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Choose Your Battles Wisely  Co-parenting lasts a lot longer than the divorce negotiations, and I think it’s important to remember that as you’re choosing which battles to fight during the settlement negotiations.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Moving from grief to acceptance was a game-changer for me during my divorce. Making a list, and using these four resources will help you find purpose and hope.