September 27, 2018

Support.  This is a VERY powerful word.  It is the one thing we all look for when going through change.  It could be emotional, it could be financial, it could be physical.  As a verb, support means many things among which are:  to endure bravely or quietly; assist; to...

January 16, 2018

It may not feel like it at the time but divorce doesn't have to be a death sentence.  Trust me when I tell you, I've been there and done that so I speak from experience.  One of the things that happens to us, myself included, is we tend to mix emotions with practicalit...

October 11, 2017

As parents we want our children to experience financial security and often we establish accounts for them to help get them started.  The most common types of accounts we establish are UGMA, UTMA and 529 college savings plans.  Others are fortunate enough to establish s...

October 5, 2017

Let's face it, getting a mortgage isn't easy no matter who you are or what you make.  Until recently when applying for a mortgage after a divorce there was only one way to look at monthly Alimony and/or child supports payments. It was all dependent on which side of the...

July 11, 2017

Think that just because a "normal" source of income isn't how you earn a living that you can't qualify for a home?   Preposterous!  

Perhaps you own your own business, are a professional athlete, have recently received a settlement from a legal situation, lottery p...

May 30, 2017

The very sound of the word creates an image in our mind’s eye.  The word itself creates a “feeling” no matter if the abuse is physical, psychological, sexual, substance related or financial.  There is nothing positive about the word abuse and there is no reason to feel...

March 23, 2017

The psychology behind financial security differs between women and men.  In general women concern themselves with the health and welfare of their family, not only themselves. Men, on the other hand, look and finances in a much more "self" centered way.  Not to say that...

February 11, 2017

Why do you need a team?  It seems that everywhere you look successful people are surrounded by a network of similarly minded (and similarly successful) people.  Is there some big secret to their ability to perform at a higher level?  Not really, but what they did corre...

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