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Sometimes You Should Retreat Before Pressing On

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Bookmark and Share

Before modern military tactics were developed, it was common for the General to move to an elevated position to observe the battle. Typically, soldiers fighting face-to-face with their enemy were so focused on survival that they lacked perspective on whether they were winning or losing until the battle was over. The General’s view, however, prompted adjustments to increase the likelihood of victory.  

VIDEO: How Do I Survive Financially After A Divorce?

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Bookmark and Share

Many people experience financial uncertainty after a divorce because the same amount of income is used to operate two households instead of one. Watch this one-minute video for tips that will help you survive financially after a divorce.


Tips For Financial Planning After A Divorce

Thursday, March 19, 2015 Bookmark and Share

Your divorce is final. Now what?


How to Save Money and Survive Financially After a Divorce

Thursday, May 01, 2014 Bookmark and Share

Are you experiencing financial uncertainty now that your divorce is finalized? You’re not alone.

Many people experience financial uncertainty after a divorce because the same amount of income is used to operate two households instead of one. Here’s the bottom line: it’s time to reduce spending and live within your own means. The following tips will help you save money and survive financially after a divorce. 

Divorce Statistics: How Good Financial Planning Can Help Save Your Marriage

Thursday, March 06, 2014 Bookmark and Share

Don't be a divorce statistic: 40-50% of all first marriages end in divorce(1).

Marriage brings about changes in a person’s financial situation that impact many aspects of life. Navigating through these changes can be challenging; so good financial planning will help build a strong foundation for your new life together. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions that may set you up for success:

Should you keep separate bank accounts or have a joint account? You might consider having both: a joint account for family expenses and another for fun money. Just be cautious about the "My Money, Your Money" approach; it can be divisive and lead to mistrust.  


Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Bookmark and Share

Divorce is never easy.

When things split, what looks fair or equal in the short-term will look quite different with a long-term view. In the case of the family home, the wife often has an emotional tie to it and wants to keep it as a part of her property settlement. These days, a tough housing market is hitting divorcing couples hard. The house isn’t the prized asset it once was. What if the home’s value has fallen below the amount owed on the mortgage? What if it’s paid off and has a lot of equity? The winner gets tied to an illiquid asset that doesn’t buy groceries or generate income.  

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