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Look Up From the Screen

Looking Up From the Screen

Look up from your phone…. I’m right over here! Don’t worry. This is not another article about cell phone dependence. It’s about this author and my observations and decision-making process. This New Year’s eve I found myself in a beautiful restaurant surrounded by beautiful people. I looked over to the bar packed with men in…

The Myth of Being Fair in a Divorce

The Myth of Being Fair

Sometimes “even” isn’t really fair. I have a lovely client who came to me when her husband left the family home. After much delay, he finally served her with his self-prepared divorce documents. In learning about his personality and history, I believe he factored into his projection his wife’s innate sense of fairness and wanted…

How well do you sleep? Divorce and Stress

How Can You Sleep Well at Night?

Last Saturday, I took a workshop on sleep and well-being. I’ve always been nocturnal and have long considered those hours between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. as bonus hours of “me time” to read for pleasure or watch TV that could not be fit in during the day because of work. I’ve also worked New…

I already have a financial planner. Why do I need one who specializes in divorce?

But I Have a Financial Planner… Why Do I Need a Divorce Financial Planner?

Do you know the difference between someone who says they’re a “financial planner” vs. a “CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®“ professional vs. “Divorce Financial Planner”? I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional, (CFP®) who is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). (Note: To adhere to compliance obligations, I must spell out CFP in all caps, etc.)…

This Season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey

This Season on RHONJ…

It’s a simple concept but somehow it comes up over and over; the ramifications can’t be emphasized enough: Very few women (and men) fully understand the legal and financial implications that their partners’ actions have when married. Whether it’s purposeful denial of reality or that someone lacked the capacity to understand the math involved, you…

How to protect your child college funds in a divorce

Divorcing? How to Protect Your Child’s College Funds

Recently, I was quoted in a Reuters article which showcased various ways that families save funds for their children to attend college. Sometimes in my work as a Certified Financial Planner®, I use the example of divorce as a way to communicate one of the best reasons to hold funds in a 529 college savings…