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Financial Coupling: It’s Not About 50-50

Whether it’s through marriage or cohabitation, there comes a point in most serious relationships where “his and hers” extends beyond the toothbrush holder. We’re talking bank accounts and savings accounts, investment strategies and retirement...

Why Men Should Keep it Zipped

“Hey, beautiful!” The cat call came from a parked car. I didn’t acknowledge it. I was rushing to a client meeting — hair and makeup done, heels on, showing a bit of leg in my summer wrap dress. I was feeling confident and I have to admit, the...

How Can I Keep the Cost of My Divorce Down?

Believe it or not there is one simple way to keep your bills from your divorce lawyer, accountant or divorce financial analyst under control. The answer: have civilized conversations with your spouse.  Try to work out as many issues as possible...

How to Prepare for a Spouse’s Death

I recently heard from a woman whose husband was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her question to me: “What should a woman do before her husband dies?” My heart went out to her, along with my admiration. Death is not easy to talk about, let...

Should You Get a Prenup With an Infidelity Clause?

Prenuptial agreements have come a long way since the days when wealthy parents would require them to prevent a son or daughter’s misguided marriage from gutting the family fortune. These days, prenups aren’t considered stuffy or offensive —...

Are You Committing Financial Infidelity?

Several years ago, a friend of mine admitted she had a bank account her husband didn’t know about so that she could spend from her secret stash on the sly. And recently, an acquaintance who owns a luxury jewelry store revealed to me that some of...

Why Getting Married Can Be a Financial Windfall

Getting married allows you to pool risk, and it can help with estate taxes

Settled on a Divorce Settlement? Now Make Sure It’s Paid Out

Divorce can mean months, or even years, of hammering out settlement terms. The process can be both exhaustive and exhausting; but, in the end, you and your ex will have a formal agreement. Once it’s signed by both parties and filed with the court,...

The Worst Advice I Ever Gave

I was the first to wake that morning.  I was still reeling in the painful aftermath of learning that my husband of nearly two decades had been living a double life. The father of my three sons, and the man I had built a life around, had been...

How to Protect Yourself Financially if You Opt-Out

Who’s going to take care of the kids? If you and your spouse are about to start a family, or your family is growing, I’m sure you’ve been asked that question. Bosses, colleagues, friends and family, all want to know if you’ll be taking significant...

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