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Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Cares Act passed last month to provide economic relief in the face of the current pandemic crisis, provides Federal student loan borrowers with a variety of forms of relief. In particular, the biggest impact on student loans is...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The news continues to be somewhat overwhelming with new to do's for all of us and possibly extra time to get them done given our stay at home orders. Exception to that statement is, obviously, our blessed health care workers and all...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

When I think back on my early 30’s I realize I didn’t actively give a thought to my savings or finances. I was single so my career garnered all my attention. I worked hard, did well, and kept my housing costs low by buying...

Friday, April 12, 2019

Let’s face it. The college application process is stressful. Most highs school seniors are applying to multiple colleges, writing as many essays, collecting recommendation letters and concerned continuously about admissions....

Friday, March 15, 2019

Single Women and Financial Independence I won’t bore you with what you already know and what has already been said. Women are at a disadvantage in preparing for their financial independence because they generally make less money...

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Monday, March 11, 2019

After a long and brutal U.S. Presidential election campaign, Donald Trump has emerged victorious. Equally important, the Republican party retained control of the U.S. Senate while also retaining a comfortable majority in the House of...

Monday, March 11, 2019

This past weekend I was participating in an advanced sailing class where we were learning how to raise a spinnaker, those colorful pluming sails that completely surround the front of the sailboat. We were in Boston Harbor, where...

Monday, March 11, 2019

Do you know who is on the other end of that email address? It might not be as apparent as you think. Can you be sure someone isn’t watching every move you make on your computer? You can’t see them, but they can see every...

Monday, March 11, 2019

In the good old days thieves just went after the green. Nowadays they’re after your credit card information. Why? Because, it’s easier to steal your credit card information than your money. Each day, billions of credit card...

Monday, March 11, 2019

In many respects, people can be their own worst enemies in their quest for financial security. When you consider that our lives are nothing more than a culmination of the decisions we make each day, if we tend to make more bad...

Monday, March 11, 2019

Most of us live here in New England because we love the change of seasons. It's always bittersweet when we bundle up for those last few trips to our farmer's markets, become tourists ourselves of the spectacularly colorful...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I have advised many clients on divorce and the related tax issues, the majority have been women and invariably, they tell me their husbands may be hiding assets. These clients also fall into three categories: First, there are those who...

Friday, March 23, 2018

We support our children through the bumps and bruises of childhood, the awkward teen years, the stress of college and then they launch and we hope for the best. They marry and have children and we lovingly throw ourselves into the joys...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

While the new Republican tax legislation is called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) there will be no tax cuts for folks divorcing in 2018 and the message is hurry up! What is new in the TCJA? Before the new legislation, divorces that...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Divorce is so complicated that the decisions regarding college planning are often left unaddressed causing disagreements when they do have to be made. Most divorce agreements have a plan as to how to divide other assets that have been...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As couples move through all the decisions their divorce requires them to make, inevitably they must make a decision regarding their home. In my most recent post I discussed the emotional impact of this decision both on each divorcing...

Friday, November 24, 2017

Let’s face it, everyone hates to move. I want to meet the person who tells me, “I love packing up and moving from my home to a new place!” If I ever do meet them I might check for fever, delirium or the possibility...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I sold my home this month. The home where I raised my kids, the only home my youngest son knew with me and the home I had moved into just six months before my separation. My sons and I spent all of the holidays reminiscing about the...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami tore through Japan. 16,000 people died during the natural disaster and many communities are still recovering 6 years later. But one coastal Japanese town is offering a unique way to help many Japanese...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A new client came to me this month at the recommendation of her Family Law attorney. She wanted to consult with a financial advisor while preparing for her mediation. She wasn’t necessarily looking for a specialist, a Certified...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I recently read a good article of “moving on after the storm of divorce” by paying proper attention to post divorce details in order to preserve the settlement agreement. Some suggestions included preparing a post divorce...