Graduation marks the end of an old chapter. And the beginning of a new one. I would have had a totally different money strategy upon graduation, in hindsight. Unfortunately, these tips are tips that either I never heard, or didn’t pay attention to back then. coulda woulda shoulda, right? 18 years later, I now understand [...]
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I always dreaded spring cleaning time when I was a kid. My mom always assigned rooms to each of my sisters and me. I remember our bathroom. The bathroom four girls shared. My mom took cleaning seriously too. She would inspect my work and send me back to do a better job if I didn’t [...]
Many parents open a bank account when you want to start saving money for their future (I prefer you to save money in an investment account, because it will grow faster. But, many parents default to savings account. What I’m talking about here is not the type of account that is dedicating for savings for [...]
Marriage advice from divorce experts? Who would think to take marriage advice from a divorce expert?. Surprisingly, divorce attorneys have excellent marriage advice. Perhaps it’s easier to verbalize the things that don’t work, versus the things that do work. So, you’ll get a little of both in this article. My preference is for you to [...]
I giggle looking back at all the monumental mistakes I made in my divorce. But, Janet Fitch captures my sentiment perfectly: “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” I am thrilled to share this advice with you, on the 5 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid In Divorce. May it serve you well. ROOKIE MISTAKE #1: MOVING [...]
“Retail therapy” is fun. I admit. But, where is the line? How do you know if your spending doesn’t justify the financial burden? Women spend countless hours of invisible work, devoted to their family. While family can bring joy and fulfillment, it can also cause frustration and stress. Maybe this is why women tend to [...]
A Book Review of The Retirement Heist Why Pensions Matter To Me Pensions are a part of my life. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, I am conduct pension valuations for my clients and their attorneys. Because pensions don’t display a cash value on the statement, they need to know how much the pension is [...]
This article is written by Angie Bersin, of REDFIN. It covers the 3 options (with pros/cons) of to how to handle the marital home in divorce. The martial home is often the biggest asset in divorce. So, it's crucial to understand your options and make an informed decision. -Christina Lynn. If you look at [...]
Mysterious visitors from far-away lands My friend frequently delivers gourmet box lunches to private jets on the tarmac. The pilot waits there while his passenger attends business in town. Within a few hours, wheels are up, and they will be back home. A thousand miles away on the coast. I asked my friend, the restaurant [...]
Confessions of an online shopper This year I bought ten games as gifts for my nieces. After unwrapping the third game, the sparkle dulled in their eyes. They could guess what the next present would be: a game. Yawn. I couldn’t help myself. It seemed like such a good idea when I was Christmas shopping [...]