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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...

How to Talk Money With Your Partner

Money drama can be one of the major reasons relationships break up. If you want to keep your relationship loving, calm, romantic and fun, it’s a good idea to get on the same page with your partner about finances. It can be scary, though. When I...

Manage Your Love Life Like Your Career

There’s probably not one thing about your career that you left to chance. You went to school and worked hard. You applied for jobs, talked to people. You followed up, read up, showed up. You’ve found jobs and lost them; sometimes they left you...

Stay Connected No Matter How Busy You Are

As the director of an international firm, Sandy, a mom of two, travels several times a year. Her husband Chris runs an investment company.  Cynthia and her partner Jane build their careers each day, then Jane pursues an MBA at night.  Alice is a...

How to Rebuild Your Finances After a Break-Up

Separation and divorce are two of the most challenging and difficult periods that a woman can experience in her life. But while many things may still be up in the air, one aspect of your life that you should always make sure you’re in control of...

What I Learned From Being a Bridesmaid 12 Times

“Will you be a bridesmaid?” is one of the sweetest questions a friend can ask. I’ve answered with a resounding “yes!” twelve times. Being a bridesmaid is wonderful: I’m honored my friends trust me to make their bridal experiences as amazing as...

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