Divorce My Way-
Marriage helps people to generate income and wealth.
Compared to those who merely live together, people who marry become economically better off. Men become more productive after marriage; they earn between ten and forty percent more than do single men with similar education and job histories. Marital social norms that encourage healthy, productive behavior and [...]
Things to Know:
1. Anyone can call himself a planner.
To avoid amateurs, hire a planner who’s earned special credentials (such as a Certified Financial Planner or Personal Financial Specialist designation) by meeting training standards or having a certain level of experience.
2. Planning is more than investing.
Not all planners offer comprehensive services. Some just give investment advice [...]
The first floor of a seafront hotel in Brighton was the scene for an eclectic market of worldly and spiritual services. There were lawyers and psychic healers, financial consultants and shoe retailers, chocolate makers and probate solicitors.
A debt consultant provided hard-headed advice on how to extricate oneself from the clutches of credit-card companies. He shared [...]
The cover article of the March 2008 issue of Ode is “The Art of Happiness,” an interview with French psychiatrist Christophe Andre. Andre has made a name for himself through his books, two of which are “How to Lead a Happy Life” and “The Art of Happiness.” Ode asked Andre for a spontaneous list of [...]
Set the tone: Belinda Rachmen, a lawyer in Carlsbad Calif., and principal of Divorce in a Day Mediation, says he parties should try to “keep the drama down, be rational and get through this as peacefully as possible.” She suggests starting with a conversation like this: “Our marriage isn’t working; I’m sorry, and [...]
Where did your money story come from?
No matter what our financial background, we all have unique money stories imprinted upon us from a young age. And whether we’re conscious or not of what we’ve absorbed, we all pass along these stories, feelings and attitudes to our children, partners, friends and colleagues. Even if you don’t [...]