23 Aug 2016

The App That Helps Divorced Parents Fight About Money

Sheri Atwood is the rare Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose pitch includes intimate details about her family—namely, how it was broken up. Twice. “My parents had a horrific divorce,” says the 36-year-old former Symantec Corp. executive. “It felt like the only time they communicated was in court—and when it had to do with money.” Her own divorce […]

01 Aug 2016

Don’t Blame Divorce on Money. Ask: Did the Husband Have a Job?

Financial stress and fights over money can eat away at a marriage. But do they cause divorce? That’s a more complicated matter. A Harvard University study suggests that neither financial strains nor women’s increased ability to get out of an unhappy marriage, starting in the 1970s, is typically the main reason for a split. The big factor, Harvard sociology […]

17 May 2016

5 Estate Planning Strategies to Keep Your Money in the Family

If you’re single, you can have up to $5.45 million in assets before your heirs have to worry about paying a penny in estate taxes. Knowing that, you might assume only the super wealthy need to worry about estate planning. However, financial planners say you’d be wrong to think planning is only necessary for the […]

19 Jan 2016

8 Divorce Hacks that Will Save You Time & Money

Once you make the hard but important decision that you’re going to get a divorce, one of the first things you have to face is the inevitable cost. And I’m not talking in the more esoteric sense of the term “cost” (like the emotional cost or interpersonal cost) I’m talking about two important resources: time […]

14 Dec 2015

How to Make Your Divorce as Expensive as Possible

Over the years I have heard from countless people who would immediately divorce if it weren’t for fear of financial ruin. I won’t sugar coat it. The amount of money it takes to support two households after divorce is always going to be higher than the amount of money it takes to support one during a […]

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