Category Archives: Money and Finances

July 11, 2016

Identity Theft – Credit Freeze

Recently, a friend told me that a good Samaritan found and returned the wallet he had lost the previous day. The funny thing he said, was that the credit cards and money were still there but his driver’s license and Continue reading…

May 16, 2016

Single Parents Often Walk a Financial Tightrope

Being a single parent demands so much of a person’s time and energy that taking care of longer-term financial concerns often take a back seat. So many single parents face financial restrictions that make it seem they are constantly on Continue reading…

May 3, 2016

Investing in yourself can be the most profitable investment that you can make.

While we financial advisors need to know a lot about numbers, we often use some shortcut “rules-of-thumb” to make quick estimates.  Two of those rules-of-thumb are the Rule of 72 and the Rule of 115. The rule of 72 is Continue reading…

April 13, 2016

Getting Help Following Divorce, Part 2 – How to choose a Financial Planner

Determining who is best qualified to help you reach your financial goals, understanding what they can do for you, and getting clarity on how they get paid for their services may be a challenge if this is all new to Continue reading…

April 5, 2016

Logistics After a Divorce Ends

When a couple divorces, the final decree or order from a Court typically dictates how property shall be divided, how the children shall be parented, and what support will be paid moving forward.  The decree will give you the dates Continue reading…

April 4, 2016

Making Cash Flow, Flow Positively

One of the challenges of divorce is separating income that used to be joint income, along with separating into two households versus one. This is a recipe for cash flow drain for most couples.  All of the sudden the same Continue reading…

March 29, 2016

No Fooling! April is Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that there is a National Financial Literacy Month?? Well, there is! The powers that be have selected April to be the Financial Literacy Month. Why April rather than July probably goes to the fact that so many Continue reading…

March 15, 2016

Getting Help After Divorce, Part 1 – How Does Financial Planning Work?

Once you have completed your divorce, the list of things to figure out can be daunting. It can be easy to push off those things that don’t seem to affect your daily routine.  Some of those things that you have Continue reading…

February 25, 2016

Checklists and Notebooks

As an attorney with two small children, I am very aware of how crazy family life can be, even on the good days. I am always looking for ways to create more peace in my day-to-day life, and in the Continue reading…

February 23, 2016

Keeping an Eye on Your Credit: During & After Divorce

Divorce is not fun for anyone nor is it a financially savvy thing to go through. You are splitting up what you own and what you owe to others. This often includes unpaid credit card balances and loans. What can Continue reading…