Ten Ways to Fall in Love With Valentine’s Day After a Divorce

During the early days of your courtship and marriage, Valentine’s Day may have been full of gorgeous red roses, glittering glasses of expensive wine, and ooey-gooey proclamations of love. Now, even the thought of Valentine’s Day may sting your already-hurting heart. If you’ve recently gotten divorced – even if it was definitely the right thing […]

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Southern NH Money Club offers financial ‘support’ for women

By BARBARA TAORMINA New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent The Southern NH Money Club is part of a growing group of clubs throughout the country inspired by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education, WIFE.org, the oldest existing non-profit organization dedicated to financial education for women. Mary Murphy has been making financial management decisions since she was a […]

Planners Get Cash to Take Second Saturday Divorce Workshop National

By Ann Marsh Financial Planning Magazine A 25-year-old divorce workshop founded and run by two planners in San Diego has received funding from a former attendee to enhance its website, with an eye to going national. “We recognize not everyone can get to a workshop,” says Elizabeth Bryan, outreach coordinator for the Second Saturday workshops, […]

“InvestmentNews” Features Women’s Choice Advisor Award

The award identifies advisers that women can trust to help them with their finances.. WIFE.org teamed with WomenCertified Inc. to create the vetting process for the award. It includes 17 criteria, including a review of regulatory history and a survey of the adviser or firm’s female clients. Read More.

Attracting Women Clients: First, Identify Their R.E.A.L. Needs

WIFE.org co-founders Candace Bahr, CEA, CDFA and Ginita Wall discuss the importance of women’s R.E.A.L. needs in a recent article featured in Horsesmouth. Excerpt: Women need financial advisors, and advisors need clients. Women hold more than half the wealth in this country and are projected to hold up to 63% by 2020. Because women have […]

Life After Divorce: Can be Taxing

In addition to the emotional impact a divorce can have, it’s important to be aware of how your financial position will be impacted. Consider tax implications You’ll also need to consider the tax implications of your divorce. Your sources of income, filing status, and the credits and/or deductions for which you qualify may all be […]

What is Your Greatest Risk?

My grandmother and my mother-in-law each lived to age 96. Many of us know women who lived to age 100 or later.  A lot of women are afraid of a stock market decline, but because we are living longer than ever before, there’s actually something that could be more devastating to your hard earned wealth—the […]

COBRA coverage lasts only 36 months.

That’s the conventional wisdom, but it may not be true. It is true that COBRA, which applies to companies with 20 or more employees, only requires 36 months of group health plan coverage for divorced spouses. But an employer’s plan isn’t limited to providing only 36 months of coverage, and it may provide for a […]

Want to save taxes? Buy carrots.

As Congress and the White House consider cutting spending and raising taxes, I hope they consider what creative entrepreneurs do when tax rates get too high. Here’s an example: When a special sales tax on theater ticket sales were raised to 21%, a theater owner in Spain put on his thinking cap. He noticed that […]

PayOff.com

Looking for a new approach to having fun with your finances? Try Payoff.com, a new site that uses your dreams to inspire sound money management—with a little help from your friends. Payoff is free, and it helps you get your friends involved as a financial support system, so you are more likely to reach your […]

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