Archives for 2011

Mr. Grinch Meets Mr. Claus

It’s been more than 50 years since Dr. Seuss penned the beloved tale about that mean-spirited, cranky pessimist—the Grinch, a bitter creature with a heart two sizes too small. From his high mountaintop home near Whoville, he hears the happy Christmas festivities of the Whos. Envious, he steals their Christmas presents and decorations to prevent […]

Giving the Gift of Financial Knowledge

Looking for perfect gift for your children or grandchildren? Instead of giving cash or the latest gadget, try giving a financial gift. These gifts will help your loved ones to develop valuable money skills that will last long after the holiday season. Mutual funds: Giving shares in a mutual fund can be an excellent way […]

What To Bring to Your First Appointment

In last month’s column, you learned how to interview attorneys to represent you in a divorce. Once you have set an appointment, you need prepare for that interview in order to get the most bang for your buck when you and the attorney meet. The attorney must have a basic understanding of the facts of […]

Eating Broccoli

Do you hate eating broccoli? Elyssa Pallai, Web Strategist and Mom does, but she knows it’s good for her, so she eats it anyway. And she knows that sound money management is good for her bottom line, which is why she created the blog Eating Broccoli, which is about principled, practical money management tips for women.In […]

Maintaining Your Health Insurance After Divorce

Your health is the most important asset you have, and health insurance coverage is a close second. If your health insurance is through your spouse’s employer, once the divorce is final you will need to obtain health insurance for yourself. It is very important that there is no gap in coverage, so you must deal […]

The Twelve Financial Pitfalls of Divorce

Each year, nearly 2.8 million men and women go through the emotional and financial trauma of divorce. During divorce, many women are concerned about financial survival—and with good reason.

What You Need to Know About Social Security After Divorce

Here’s some good news about divorce, for a change. If your marriage lasted at least ten years, you can claim social security benefits on the entire earnings history of your ex-spouse.

Ten Tips to Save Time and Money This Holiday Season

The holiday season is coming fast upon us, along with many demands on our time (there are just so many cookies to eat, it’s hard to know where to start!), and demands for our money. According to the American Research Group, the average American plans to spend $929 on holiday gifts in 2016…and that’s only […]

WIFE and Money Clubs in the News and the Money Clubs have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, journals and websites. WIFE founders Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall have frequently appeared on radio and television broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CBS This Morning, CNNfn, PBS and National Public Radio.

NFCA (National Family Caregivers Association)

Being a family caregiver can be financially challenging. Here is a Toolkit from the National Family Caregivers Association that might help. You’ll find information about locating benefits and food assistance, free or subsidized health care services and medications, and advocacy organizations providing direct support.

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” Oh yeah, right – but this time, it’s really true. Check it out! is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on […]


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WISER (Women’s Institute For A Secure Retirement)

What’s better than a book crammed with information you need to know? A FREE book with information. That’s what we found on the web, from our friends at WISER (Women’s Institute For A Secure Retirement). Their E book, What Women Need to Know About Retirement is yours for the downloading. You can download the entire book, or just the […]