Sources of Knowledge


Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

We understand the challenges associated with life transitions and realize that financial planning is a part of a much larger journey. The goal at Mitchell Hayes is to give you the financial analysis, planning support and expertise you need, so you can focus your time and effort on building a solid future.

Following are a number of resources we share with clients as they plan the next step in their journey.


Wendy Hayes is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) who strives to ensure her clients receive a fair financial settlement. If you’re facing the challenges of divorce, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™), which certifies CDFA professionals, offers a tremendous amount of information on why you should consider working with a CDFA.


ProWIN is a nationally recognized membership organization that provides resources for professional women and is valued above all for its commitment to their professional, personal, and economic empowerment.


Intralinks VIA® enables financial consultancy Mitchell Hayes to save time and keep clients’ sensitive information secure during major life transitions.


Next Avenue is the nation’s first and only public media website that published stories, information and advice for America’s booming older generation. Produced for the PBS system by Twin Cities PBS. You’ll find stories, advice, perspectives, videos, tools and resources from our trusted family of journalists, government experts, and nonprofits.


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides a calculator and tools showing how your retirement age impacts your benefits.  Learn tips specific to your situation and your recommended next steps.


Quentin Fottrell is MarketWatch's personal-finance editor and The Moneyist columnist for MarketWatch. You can follow him on Twitter @quantanamo.

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Wendy Hayes is a highly creative, accomplished accounting and finance professional who has leveraged her own experiences with life transitions to launch Mitchell Hayes. Learn more about what drives Wendy.

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