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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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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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Divorced? Hidden Traps In Those Old Beneficiary Forms

If you are divorced, you’ll want to read this excellent article by financial writer Michaela Cavallaro for Considerable about the tricky untangling of assets when your ex-spouse passes away. You would think that all the legal complications and contortions are behind you once the divorce is finalized, but that’s not always the case, as Michaela explains. Even […]

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Wine, Women & Books: Here’s To Lasting Friendships

Couldn’t help but post this photo taken last week at our September Book Club. Our Book Club has been going strong for 16 years. That’s right, we’ve been meeting every month for 16 years. That’s a lot of books! (Not to mention an awful lot of wine!) This past month, we read and thoroughly enjoyed Madeline […]

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What Every Divorced Woman Should Know About Social Security Benefits

We’ve had more than a few meetings in our office recently with women clients, talking about improving their retirement readiness and the benefits they can expect to receive from Social Security. We have to admit that there is little that is more complicated, even for financial professionals, than the ins-and-outs of Social Security. Not to […]

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The Last Taboo

Almost half of Americans say they would rather discuss death, politics or religion than talk about personal finance, reports wealth psychology expert Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, author of a new book on how to talk about money. Talking about money is still the ultimate taboo. In couples, talking about money and sharing information about assets and […]

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Making A Difficult Process Easier

Some of your family, friends or neighbors may be going through a divorce. Heck, you may be divorced yourself. Many people are. About half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Going through a separation or divorce can be very difficult. It’s not unusual to feel sad, angry, frustrated, stressed or confused. Most people need […]

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Quote of the Week: Divorce Rates Surging for Age 50+ Adults

“While the overall divorce rate in the United States has decreased since 1990, it has doubled for those over age 50. Reasons vary: Longer lives mean more years with an incompatible spouse; no kids to use as a reason to stay together; less stigma about splitting; more women working, some outearning their spouses; and a […]

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