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Quote Of The Week: The Coming Childcare Crisis

“There are upward of 45 million working parents with children under 18, and most of them are in jobs that can’t be done from home. Without in-person school, many parents will be forced to choose between working and supervising and caring for their children. Many will choose the latter.” Justin Lahart, “Beware of Complacency on […]

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Diamonds – And Summer Weddings – Catch The Coronavirus Blues

Summer is traditionally a time for weddings and other joyous gatherings, but the coronavirus has turned everyone’s celebration plans on their head. Even Princess Beatrice in the U.K. had to scratch her wedding plans in favor of a private, scaled-down and socially distanced affair last week. There is no doubt that the wedding industry, which […]

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How I Launched A Totally New Career & Became An Entrepreneur In My 60s

Introduction: There is nothing more inspirational or powerful than watching a woman transform her life to create new opportunities and possibilities for herself. As we approach July 4 and the celebration of our nation’s Independence, join with us in celebrating some of these women as they share their stories – in their own words – […]

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Six Tips For Making Marriage Work After Age 50

Thinking about getting married? If you’re over 50 and considering making your relationship permanent, there’s plenty to consider. Check out Mari’s conversation with journalist Robyn A. Friedman for City & Shore’s Prime magazine about the pros and cons of marriage after 50. Disagreements over money, sex and kids can torpedo second marriages, so follow some […]

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Coronavirus: Could It Disrupt Spring And Summer Weddings?

The coronavirus is disrupting supply chains across the globe, but the largest U.S. bridal retailer vows that it won’t lead to cancellations of spring and summer weddings. “We know how stressful a delayed order can be to a bride, so I’m here to unequivocally say that every customer will have the dress of her dreams […]

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A Better Way After Divorce

I’m still so excited about a presentation I gave Monday for the Boca Raton chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP). The talk was on “The Power of Positive Planning After Divorce,” and it showed how smart financial and investment planning after divorce can totally change financial outcomes and put divorced individuals back on track […]

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Be Mine: What People Are Buying For Valentine’s Day

Don’t panic! You still have a day or two to get ready for Valentine’s Day, if that’s a holiday you intend  to celebrate. Here’s what people across the country are buying for their loved one on February 14, according to personal finance website WalletHub: Candy 52% Greeting Card 44% Flowers 35% Evening Out 34% Jewelry 18% Clothing […]

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Love & Romance: “Managing Your Money Well” Is The New Sexy

What’s new in love and romance? Managing your money well is the new sexy, says a new survey from personal-finance website WalletHub. According to the survey, 38% of people surveyed said they would not date someone with bad credit. More than 4 in 10 say they would break up with their significant other if he or […]

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Divorce and Tax: These Rules Are Changing After December 31, 2018

If you or someone you know may be planning to divorce, there’s an important change ahead affecting how divorce and alimony payments will be taxed. Under the new Tax Act, and for divorce agreements signed after December 31, 2018, alimony will no longer be tax deductible to the payor nor taxable to the recipient (currently, […]

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