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Divorcing? Protect Your Finances, Personal Data

By Jason Alderman No doubt you’ve seen many warnings against sharing personal or financial information with strangers, but what about your spouse – or ex-spouse? A recent study by McAfee revealed some unsettling findings: Although 96 percent of adults surveyed trust their significant other with passwords, intimate photos, and other personal content they’ve shared via mobile devices, only 32 percent have asked their ex to delete the information when ending …Read More

Divorce and Debt:
Tips for Avoiding Financial Problems

By Lauralynn Schueckler Avoiding financial problems during a divorce may be the biggest challenge anyone has to face. All debts as well as all properties must be accounted for and divided reasonably. This includes tax liabilities on property, insurance policies, and any investments jointly held.  Property taxes and mortgages default to the one who keeps the property unless otherwise agreed to in the divorce papers. That should be taken into …Read More

Divorce and Debts: A Ticking Time Bomb?

By Barb Miller As we all know, financial problems and stress often lead to relationship problems. Sometimes, couples are able to work through issues together, and sometimes they are not. If they can’t, the couple may be headed for divorce court. In a divorce, a judge will typically divide the assets and debts incurred during a marriage. Or, couples may arrive at an agreement over property matters that are formalized …Read More

‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ Protects Against Tax Fraud

By Jason Alderman I’ll wager that when most brides and grooms utter the phrase, “For better or for worse,” the “worse” they’re imagining probably involves situations like getting laid off or a prolonged family illness – not being the victim of tax fraud perpetrated by a current or former spouse. Married couples typically file joint tax returns because it lets them take advantage of certain tax credits and other benefits …Read More

Women Are Smarter Than Men

By Gary Silverman We have been brainwashed to think that men and women are essentially (except for some fun equipment) the same. There is now proof that men and women are different from each other: Women are smarter than men. Sure we may have had our doubts. I blame Lucille Ball. Lucy acted dumb on television and in movies compared to her hard-working entrepreneur husband, Ricky. Whether it was Lucy’s …Read More

Financial Planning for Later-Life Marriages

By Jason Alderman Couples who marry as young adults usually don’t bring a lot of financial baggage to the table, aside from student loans and car payments. But what if you’re getting married in your 40s, 50s or later – after divorce, children, and years of building assets have complicated your economic situation? Do you and your spouse-to-be have a game plan for how to comingle your finances? The key …Read More