Words of Wisdom


By Wendy Hayes | Apr 20, 2017 | Comments Off on PLAN, WHAT PLAN?

What kind of plans do you have for your retirement years? How does anyone plan that far into the future? My parents were good role models, with a shared joy for family, living, and security. Mom and Dad believed that financial security was the cornerstone for supporting the family and lifestyle that they envisioned. This meant:…

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Costly Mistakes Learned By Divorcees

By Wendy Hayes | Aug 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Costly Mistakes Learned By Divorcees

My dad taught me that accidents happen; things break; and life does not always turn out the way we anticipate.  If we expect the best and plan for the unexpected we could have a better outcome when life throws us an inevitable curve-ball.  No-one wants to think that their spouse could die or that their…

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Proper Treatment of Retirement Plans in Your Divorce

By Team Mitchell Hayes | Jun 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Proper Treatment of Retirement Plans in Your Divorce

The following blog written by Barbara Whelehan for www.bankrate.com is an excellent example of how important it is to have a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst assisting you with your divorce. Where qualified employee benefit plans are concerned it is critically important that you have a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) pre-approved before the divorce is final.…

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Shades Of Gray

By Wendy Hayes | Mar 9, 2016 | Comments Off on Shades Of Gray

People think that accounting is black and white, but between the black and white are many shades of gray.  The gray area is where problem solving, creativity, and compromise live. When people are going through a divorce, the uncertainty of their future causes tremendous anxiety.  The financial balance that existed for the couple has to…

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Let's Hear It For The Girls

By Wendy Hayes | Dec 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Let's Hear It For The Girls

I got a call a couple of weeks ago from an old acquaintance.  She is experiencing a rough patch in her life and wanted to know how I was able to get out of a bad relationship and still have what she sees as a successful life.  Really?  You are calling me?  Hmm, I have…

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