Remember To Stop And Smell The Roses

Got plans?  Are you planning for a major life event, a wedding, a new baby, a trip, a career change, or simply looking forward to the weekend?  My husband and I are empty nesters.  We enjoy our careers and the joy of learning new things and meeting new colleagues and friends, but we find ourselves…

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Would You Consider A Prenup?

Most people, especially women, dream of a fairytale wedding complete with a beautiful gown; breathtaking venue; lavish ceremony and reception; and an amazing honeymoon all giving way to their perfect happily ever after.  These perfect moments are just the precursor to the life you will live.  The business of life is not always so romantic. …

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Do You Budget?

Vacations, children, education, weddings, repairs/renovations are all large expenditures.   Some people determine how much they can spend for these things and then strive to stick to their budget.  Some people just charge the expenses and worry later about paying the bill.  Divorce can be costly.  If you have been through one, hindsight can leave you…

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Your Financial Identity Is Safe With Mitchell Hayes

Cyber Security Case Study Challenge:  Our clients provide Mitchell Hayes with highly confidential and personal documents.  The documents include every type of financial documentation imaginable such as: Tax Forms W2s I099s Pay Check Stubs Bank Statements Investment Account Statements Credit card statements Asset and Debt details Real Estate Data Businesses owned and all relevant financial…

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Financial Freedom

People of all walks of life find themselves in financial difficulty. No matter what you do for a living we all need a backup plan. That backup plan should include a back up career path and enough money to cover us through an emergency or change in circumstance. In our ever-changing world, you never know…

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Why You Need A Divorce Team

People often ask why they should hire Mitchell Hayes (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™) and an attorney.  Divorce is a very stressful time.  It may be helpful to have a therapist or counselor to help you with your emotional needs.  Allowing a therapist to help you with the emotional aspects will help you to treat the other aspects of…

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Ten Financial Things Your Spouse May Not Disclose

While reading the article by Catey Hill for Marketwatch below, I confess that I associated with item number four and know others that have experienced many other items on the list.  I worked for a man 25 years ago that shared with me that one secret to marital bliss was the way he and his wife managed their…

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How I Became A Parent To My Parent

I never thought that I would become my mother’s parent. The story began when my parents married in the 1950’s. For the time period, our family life was typical of middle class America. Dad worked and Mom took care of the four children and the home. Dad was the picture of health until he fell victim…

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Family Mediation Versus Litigation

Sally Clark has written a wonderful article explaining mediation versus litigation.  Sally Clark is a trained direct child consultant qualified to speak to children where appropriate as part of the mediation process. Open a newspaper in early January and there are lots of articles about how this month is a divorce lawyer’s mecca. The media predictably…

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Getting Divorced After Fifty

Utilizing a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) can keep the costs of your divorce lower by helping you arrive at an equitable financial agreement. The CDFA can also help you to budget for 20 years out so that you will understand the impact of the settlement. Jane Bryant Quinn writes that: Families and friends are…

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