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Women Who Make More Than Their Husbands Should Watch Out
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Women Who Make More Than Their Husbands Should Watch Out

Their husbands are more likely to cheat, and they are much more likely to face divorce. Two divorce experts weigh in on why and what to do about it.
August 18, 2021
Your Spouse Wants a Divorce … Now What?!
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Your Spouse Wants a Divorce … Now What?!

Maybe it came as a shock, or perhaps you saw it coming a mile away. If you’re wondering what to do, take a look at the personal and financial talking …
July 17, 2021
Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced
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Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced

Filing taxes after a divorce can add yet another problem to an already long list of challenges. But here are some tips to make your return to single l…
July 14, 2021
Retirement and Divorce: Protecting Your Finances When Marital Bliss Turns Sour
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Retirement and Divorce: Protecting Your Finances When Marital Bliss Turns Sour

Six steps to take as you negotiate a “gray divorce” that can help defend the financial future you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
July 12, 2021
Untangling Your Finances When You Divorce: Don’t Forget These Important Details
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Untangling Your Finances When You Divorce: Don’t Forget These Important Details

Whose name is on the title to the house? Is the person paying child support covered by a life insurance policy? Have you changed your tax withholding …
July 10, 2021

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Good News for the Newly Divorced: 4 Ways to Achieve Financial Independence Now
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Good News for the Newly Divorced: 4 Ways to Achieve Financial Independence Now

You’ve got a fresh start, so make lemonade out of lemons with these helpful financial tips.
July 2, 2021
Divorce Styles of the Rich and Famous: How to Make Them Work for You
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Divorce Styles of the Rich and Famous: How to Make Them Work for You

Your divorce isn’t as high-profile (or high-income) as that of Bill and Melinda Gates or Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, but you could learn a lot f…
June 20, 2021
How to Protect Your Business When an Employee Gets Divorced
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How to Protect Your Business When an Employee Gets Divorced

When one of your workers goes through a divorce, like it or not, your company can get pulled into the fray. It’s in your best interest (as well as the…
June 15, 2021
Over 50 and Considering Divorce? How to Prepare Financially, Pre- and Post-Separation
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Over 50 and Considering Divorce? How to Prepare Financially, Pre- and Post-Separation

To preserve your wealth, you need to accept that changes are coming. You very likely won’t be able to maintain the same lifestyle separately that you …
June 14, 2021
Should You Invite Your Spouse to Join You in a Divorce Workshop?
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Should You Invite Your Spouse to Join You in a Divorce Workshop?

When splitting up, you might think knowing more than your partner does about how divorce works might give you an advantage – but it doesn’t. Actually…
May 30, 2021
Bill and Melinda Gates End Their Marriage, But Their Inspiration Lives on
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Bill and Melinda Gates End Their Marriage, But Their Inspiration Lives on

Their shared commitment to giving inspired others — including me — to give big, too. I formed the non-profit Savvy Ladies to help women take financia…
May 5, 2021
The Consequences of Gray Divorce
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The Consequences of Gray Divorce

Divorce has financial consequences for everyone, no matter what your age. But for those 50 and up, there are some special circumstances that make divo…
May 2, 2021
‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are Exploding Due to This Perfect Storm
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‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are Exploding Due to This Perfect Storm

Here’s why divorce rates among those 50 and older are booming … and what women can do to recover and rebound.
April 12, 2021
What to Do to Protect Your Finances When Your Spouse Has a Gambling Problem
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What to Do to Protect Your Finances When Your Spouse Has a Gambling Problem

If it comes down to divorce, don’t let your financial future be a roll of the dice. Take action quickly to regain a measure of control and limit your …
March 23, 2021
4 ‘Hidden’ Assets You’ll Need to Account for in Divorce
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4 ‘Hidden’ Assets You’ll Need to Account for in Divorce

Untangling family finances during divorce can take some digging. Your spouse may have assets that aren’t top of mind (restricted stock or Bitcoin, any…
March 3, 2021
Divorce Happens: Planning Steps You Need to Know
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Divorce Happens: Planning Steps You Need to Know

If your marriage is strained, it’s not a bad idea to explore some of the basic steps you’d need to take to make a smooth exit. Planning ahead of time …
March 3, 2021
How to Divorce a Millionaire (Tip: Watch Out for Executive Compensation)
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How to Divorce a Millionaire (Tip: Watch Out for Executive Compensation)

The more money involved in a divorce, the more you need to know about things like stock options and restricted stock awards.
February 22, 2021
Divorce Tips to Avoid a Messy Dog Custody Battle
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Divorce Tips to Avoid a Messy Dog Custody Battle

Before you get barking mad and take your fight to court, think about the consequences. Talking it out is almost always the better route, advises an an…
January 28, 2021
Considering Divorce? Beware of Retirement Account Breakups
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Considering Divorce? Beware of Retirement Account Breakups

Gray divorce issues include weaving through the complications of splitting pensions, 401(k)s and more before the process is complete.
January 4, 2021
A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets
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A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets

If the full-disclosure aspect of a prenup agreement is a sticking point for you, an irrevocable trust could be an interesting way around the issue.
December 28, 2020
Thinking of Divorce? Before You Split, You Could Try This 1 Thing Instead
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Thinking of Divorce? Before You Split, You Could Try This 1 Thing Instead

A postnuptial agreement, or post-nup for short, could help you prepare for the future as you try to smooth things out. If things don’t work out, then …
December 15, 2020
Divorce: Who Pays for Education and How to Afford It
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Divorce: Who Pays for Education and How to Afford It

You think Junior should go to public school, and your ex wants him to go to a pricey private school instead. Who pays? How do you decide? Buckle up, b…
November 6, 2020
5 Ways to Survive Divorce, Emotionally and Financially
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5 Ways to Survive Divorce, Emotionally and Financially

Set yourself up to thrive during this difficult time with these five tips.
October 28, 2020
A Surprising Way COVID-19 Is Making Divorce More Complicated
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A Surprising Way COVID-19 Is Making Divorce More Complicated

The pandemic’s economic side effects have pushed more companies to offer stock options and restricted stock awards to employees. This type of compensa…
October 6, 2020
Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies
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Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies

When it comes to investing, too many women learn the hard way that disengaging is a mistake.
September 14, 2020