Steph Wagner

The 2-Letter Word You Need to Say More

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was “YES!” It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query. Yes, I will be...

First Financial Steps for the Newly Single

My general rule to the newly single is to never make irreversible financial decisions during the first year after a divorce.  But shortly after my own divorce was final, I put my house on the market and traded in my SUV for a more economical...

Financial Advice You Should Ignore

Certain financial tips are lauded as the best advice around, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right advice for you

Money Mistakes Women Make During Divorce

Avoid these all too common money mistakes to emerge from your divorce in the best financial situation possible

What Is Financial Independence and Why Does It Matter?

Too many women depend on someone else to fulfill their financial dreams. Learn why you’re the best person to control your financial destiny

The First Step in Evaluating Your Financial Foundation

Ready to take control of your financial future? Start by figuring out your net worth

5 Money Traps to Avoid

The last thing I expected as I headed up the freeway from San Diego to Los Angeles was a money trap. Traffic? Yes. Frustration and delays? Naturally. But a money trap? Never. Halfway there I had a choice: jump on a wide-open toll road or sit in a...

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...

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