The Big Thing Celebrities Fight Most About When They Divorce-And Why You Should, Too!

by: Jeffrey A. Landers, CFDA(TM), Divorce Financial Strategist(TM)

We’ve all heard stories about celebrity divorces that become caustic and bitter disputes, fought tooth and nail in the courts for months --and sometimes even years. But, why are these cases so complex and difficult? What could possibly cause such a long, protracted fuss?

The answer is simple. Typically, the big thing celebrities battle most about when they divorce is this:

The Secret to Surviving Divorce With Your Finances Intact

by: Jeffrey A. Landers, CFDA(TM), Divorce Financial Strategist (TM)

How you handle your divorce will significantly impact the rest of your life. So, it’s critical that you make thoughtful choices throughout the process. Even though it’s an emotional time, you have to think rationally –especially when it comes to your personal finances. In short, you have to Think Financially, Not Emotionally®. But, for many women, that’s easier said than done. Too many women make terrible financial decisions when they're in the throes of a break-up, and then these poor decisions continue to have serious long-term negative effects –for them and families.

Financial Tips for Women Facing a Grey Divorce

by: Jeffrey R. Landers, CFDA (TM), Divorce Financial Strategist (TM)

The divorce rate is beginning to tick upward for couples who have been married for several decades or longer. Recent headlines tell the tale, and it’s easy to point to

the break-ups of long-time couples like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver,

Manage Your Money and Thrive

by: Janeen Diamond

Quote: “Nothing causes greater stress than running out of money before you run out of bills.” I was 25 years old, single, living in my first home and raising two children.

One day, a friend of mine asked if she could borrow $100 from me to buy a dress she wanted.  She didn’t dare ask any of her family members, because she already owed many of them money.  I knew it was a bad idea, but I didn’t know how to tell her no, so I gave her the $100.  I’m certain you’ve already figured out - she never paid it back. That experience taught me a great lesson!

Beating the System With More Money in Your Pocket

During tax time I always remember my dad telling me “You cannot beat the system, but you can win at the game. The game is to keep more of YOUR money in YOUR pocket.” The game is to keep more of YOUR money in YOUR pocket.”

At this time of year, while going through all my financial information, I get my budget and bills then review them closely to see where I can save money. Here are some of the things I have done.

Finances Post Divorce

You won the house in your divorce. Yea! Now, how will you afford it on your own? With adjusting to being a single parent, you don’t want to get a second job.

So, what can you do? Here are 10 ideas on ways to manage a house that is financially unmanageable. As with any financial decision, you should consult a professional to make sure you are making the best financial decision for your set of unique circumstances. However, these are some helpful ideas that you may not consider when you are stressed out about how you will manage unmanageable bills.