Financially Ever After

Welcome to Financially Ever After, where award-winning, and nationally recognized financial expert, Stacy Francis, will bring you savvy tips and words of wisdom on how to secure your financial future before, during and after divorce. For 30 minutes, every other week, you'll hear personal stories from women who have either faced or are currently facing this transition. In addition, you will soak up knowledge and inspiration from the industry’s top legal, financial, residential and mental health professionals.

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Smart Money Mamas – Overcoming Financial Overwhelm
24 min
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Juggling Divorce, Parenting, and Other Responsi...
Andrea Boulanger, a university administrator, is the breadwinner of her family and describes herself as ‘happily divorced.’ She joins Stacy Francis to discuss her journey, from her marriage to deciding to get divorced and life after divorce.
24 min
3
Divorce Ease Through Radical Acceptance with Ka...
Karen McMahon is a certified relationship and divorce coach and the host of the Journey Beyond Divorce podcast, where she helps men and women navigate difficulties in the divorce process.
36 min
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[REPLAY] What Wise Women Do After Divorce
Enjoy this replay from the Financially Ever After archive where Stacey is joined by Tanya-Marie Dubé to discuss the five stages of transformation, and things women need to know to create the best life possible for themselves and their families.
47 min
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[REPLAY] Recognizing Financial Abuse and Gaslig...
Today’s episode is from the Financially Everafter archive. It’s a powerful discussion about financial abuse and how you can take control of your destiny.
36 min
6
The High Net Worth Divorce Playbook: How to Div...
Karen McMahon is a certified relationship and divorce coach and the host of the Journey Beyond Divorce podcast, where she helps men and women navigate difficulties in the divorce process.
51 min
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Financial Do's & Don'ts Before, During & After ...
Paul Stagias, Senior Advisor at Francis Financial, joins Stacy Francis to share do’s and don’ts pre- and post-divorce.
36 min
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Finding Your Tribe during Divorce, and Why it M...
Elise Pettus, founder and Editorial Director of UNtied.net, joins Stacy Francis to talk about how women can relaunch their lives post-divorce and feel their best during the process.
32 min
9
Divorcing as a Business Owner: Finding Your Pro...
Ivy Slater, founder and CEO of Slater Success, joins Stacy Francis to discuss succeeding through a divorce as a business owner and pulling your emotional and professional support teams together.
37 min
10
Identifying when Complex Financial Divorce Liti...
Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP matrimonial attorney, Evan Schein, joins Stacy Francis to discuss how to identify if litigation is the right process for you and how you can use that process to come to the settlement table quickly.
34 min
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Understanding Cognitive Therapy to Heal & Disco...
Clinical psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, joins Stacy Francis to discuss the cognitive effects that divorce has on one’s life and shares exercises listeners can use to start deliberately designing the life they want for themselves.
33 min
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How Organizing Your House & Life Can Pave the W...
Michelle Sarao, founder and Principal of Divorce Rx, joins Stacy Francis to talk about how she facilitates amicable divisions of possessions and how newly divorced women can set up new homes for their families.
36 min
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To Reset After Divorce, Learn to Set Boundaries
Wendy Sterling, parent coach at Circle4Parents, joins Stacy Francis to teach listeners about setting and communicating boundaries, as well as saying no and standing up for themselves without having to give explanations.
36 min
14
Making Your Epic Comeback after Divorce
Nikki Bruno, founder and CEO of The Epic Comeback™, joins Stacy Francis to teach divorced women how to start their epic comeback.
36 min
15
$avvy: Take Back the Reins of Your Financial Fu...
Robin Hauser, director and producer at Finish Line Features, joins Stacy Francis to discuss why it is critical for women to take the reins of their financial future.
31 min
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The Anatomy of Divorce
Matrimonial attorney and Managing Partner at Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC, Mia Poppe, joins Stacy Francis to share insights about her series and how to leverage your covered capital.
34 min
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Achieving Financial Security During and After D...
Kim Ciesinski, matrimonial attorney, author, and founder of Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC - ADR Law, joins Stacy Francis to discuss women, money, and divorce, as well as financial abuse and how to come out of the divorce process as financially secure as you can be.
32 min
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Estate Planning & Starting a Trust During Your ...
Priya Royal, Managing Attorney at Royal Law Firm, PLLC, joins Stacy Francis to discuss narrowing the wealth gap, and shares the ins and outs that women with significant assets need to know to protect themselves in the event of divorce and/or remarriage.
27 min
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Divorcing the Narcissist
Lisa Zeiderman, Managing Partner at Miller Zeiderman, joins Stacy Francis to share everything you need to know about divorcing a narcissist.
34 min
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Children of Divorce - In Defense of the Defense...
Elysa Greenblatt, owner of Greenblatt Law, joins Stacy Francis to discuss what it means to be an attorney for children and the situations that warrant such legal assistance.
32 min
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The Kickass Single Mother, and How She Does It
Emma Johnson, founder of Moms for Shared Parenting and WealthySingleMommy.com, joins Stacy Francis to talk about the top mistakes to avoid as divorced single mothers and what successful single mothers have in common.
33 min
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How Divorced Parents Can Avoid Getting On Santa...
For this holiday replay of a favorite episode from 2017, Stacy is joined by Shari Bornstein, Director of Operations at Smashed Tomatoes Bloody Mary Mix, to discuss how to put bitterness aside and prioritize your children when celebrating the holidays.
33 min
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Learning how to forgive to achieve a better out...
Top matrimonial attorney and mediator, Regina DeMeo, joins Stacy Francis today to help listeners as she shares the secret ingredient to preserving family wealth, goodwill, and relationships.
24 min
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Identify Your Money Archetype and Take Control ...
Carrie Casden, a business manager, Certified Money Coach, and the founder of Summit Financial Management, joins Stacy Francis to discuss the eight money archetypes and how to identify them, becoming the driver on the road to financial security, and how to spend wisely.
31 min
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How Health Insurance & Medicare will Affect you...
Danielle Kunkle Roberts joins Stacy Francis to share information about Medicare that will allow divorcees to make better decisions about health insurance.
35 min
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Stock Options and RSUs – What are You Entitled ...
Nancy Hetrick of Smarter Divorce Solutions joins Stacy Francis to talk about the FAQs and FYIs about executive compensation awards.
31 min
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Estate Planning in the Event of a Biden Presidency
Nancy Burner, Founder and Managing Partner of Burner Law Group, joins Stacy Francis to discuss the important things you should know with regards to estate planning in the event of a Biden presidency.
39 min
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When to Get Divorced and How to Prepare
Katherine Miller of the Miller Law Group and the Center of Understanding and Conflict joins Stacy Francis to discuss when to get a divorce and how to prepare for it.
30 min
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Tax and Estate Planning Considerations You Shou...
Crystal Levy and Janic Cowhey of Marcum LLP join Stacy Francis to give insights about the required tax considerations in estate planning that the modern family needs to know about, especially if they are considering divorce.
30 min
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Divorce Recovery Begins with the Right Mindset
Renee Bauer, podcast host, a Connecticut Divorce Attorney at Bauer Law Group, and the CEO of Happy Even After, joins Stacy Francis to talk about how your thinking patterns can emotionally and financially affect you during and after your divorce, and shares tools to help you have the right mindset.
26 min
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The Financial Pros and Cons of Marriage
Founding partner of Cardi & Edgar LLP, Dawn Cardi, joins Stacy Francis to talk about the financial advantages and disadvantages of both formal marriage and common law marriage.
48 min
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The Unexpected Impact of Social Media on your D...
Paige Zandri, Managing Partner and the Lead Mediator of Artese Zandri, joins Stacy Francis to discuss social media, and its effects on divorce.
39 min
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Divorcing During COVID - What You Need to Know
Helene Bernstein, a divorce attorney and mediator for the past 25 years, joins Stacy Francis to talk about how COVID-19 is affecting the divorce process and ways to get to the best resolution.
42 min
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The Risks and Rewards of Buying and Selling Dur...
David Perry is a licensed real estate broker and certified Divorce Real Estate Specialist at Brown Harris Stevens. He joins Stacy Francis to talk about how to navigate buying and\or selling one’s home during a divorce.
48 min
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Using Positive Psychology to Flourish During an...
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, CEO of The Flourishing Center, joins Stacy Francis to discuss how to navigate your emotions during divorce and to share three tips on how to change your habits.
48 min
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Understanding Postnup Agreements & their Benefits
Linda Rosenthal is a matrimonial lawyer and partner at McLaughlin & Stern. She joins Stacy Francis to chat about prenups and postnuptial (postnups) agreements, and how the latter may prove beneficial.
44 min
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Surviving Relocation
Sophie Jacobi-Parisi is a partner at Warshaw Burnstein, LLP and practices matrimonial and family law, representing people in matrimonial, custody and support matters. She joins Stacy Francis to discuss relocation issues and how you can resolve them.
46 min
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Being a Stepmom Without Losing Your Money, Your...
Laurie Marchel is a business executive in the financial services industry and the author of The Stepmoms’ Club: How to Be a Stepmom Without Losing Your Money, Your Mind, and Your Marriage. She joins Stacy Francis to share tips for navigating a blended family.
35 min
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Navigating Conflict in your Marriage
Rich Heller is a conflict coach and trained mediator, with a master’s degree in social work and a certificate in coaching, who works with couples struggling to manage conflict. Whether a couple has decided to separate or divorce, Rich’s goal is to help minimize the friction, so the couple can maximize the support they give to their children.
48 min
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Gaining Self-Acceptance and Support from Your F...
Certified divorce coach, author, CEO and Founder of Stillness Blooms, Cindy Gunraj, joins Stacy Francis to chat about how to get your family’s support in your divorce.
40 min
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Legal Divorce Considerations For Families Durin...
Randi Karmel is the Owner of Randi L. Karmel, PLLC. Randi has been practicing law for over 20 years, acquiring extensive litigation and trial experience.
42 min
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Financial Resiliency Through Divorce and Market...
This week, we bring you a special episode of Financially Ever After where your host, Stacy Francis, answers your questions on how the impact of COVID-19 may impact your financial situation - especially if you are going through divorce or are recently divorced.
40 min
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Funding Your Divorce Without Access to Money
Nicole Noonan of New Chapter Capital and a former attorney joins Stacy to talk about divorce funding, why it’s an important tool, and who it can be helpful for.
30 min
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Making Divorce Easier For Your Children
Lauren Gaynor, a Litigation & Real Estate Partner specializing in Matrimonial Litigation at Teitler & Teitler, chats with Stacy Francis about custody, child support, and how to make your divorce easier for your children.
41 min
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Turning Divorce into a Positive
35 min
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Being in Business With Your Spouse & Still Prot...
On this week’s episode of Financially Ever After, Stacy chats with Dana Stutman, a matrimonial divorce attorney who runs a successful private practice in partnership with her husband Michael Stutman.
42 min
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Transforming Your Relationship with Money
In this episode of Financially Every After, Stacy Francis speaks with Bari Tessler, the author of The Art of Money.
45 min
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The Four Options Offered When Divorcing
Host Stacy Francis welcomes attorney and social worker, Kristen Lyndaker to this week’s show. Kristen holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and has worked in the foster care and adoption field.
41 min
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Leveraging Your Capital Into Freedom
Mia Poppe had a successful 22-year career as a senior-level banker. Her own disastrous first divorce was the catalyst that led her to go to law school at the age of 42 and retrain as a matrimonial attorney.
48 min
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Hiring an Attorney to Advocate For Your Child
Ten years ago, matrimonial attorney Lauren Friend started her own law firm because she wanted to help people through the worst times of their lives.
43 min
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A Powerful Personal Story: Escaping The Cycle ...
Claire, this week’s guest on Financially Ever After, has lived through many hardships. She bravely shares her story so that listeners who may be in a similar situation can find some help and hope.
42 min
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What Wise Women Do After Divorce
Through much adversity, Tanya was able to change her perspective and come out a stronger, happier person. Now she teaches women around the world how to thrive after divorce.
46 min
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Exposing Myths About Litigation
John Yacos, of Yacos Law, has 30 years experience in matrimonial and family law. He joins Stacy Francis on this week’s show, to dispel the common myths about litigation, including the time it takes to get through the legal process.
58 min
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Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Bet...
This week’s guest is Dr. Debi Silber, author of Amazon bestseller The Unshakable Woman: Four Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis.
33 min
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Preparing for Divorce the Smart Way: Collectin...
Jaime Weiss brings to her law practice a deep understanding of the psychological drivers that guide how we make decisions, which helps her to discern her clients’ wants and needs and help them move to a happier place in their lives.
44 min
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6 Keys to Preparing your Kids for Your Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca is a consultant with decades of experience in helping couples protect their children before, during and after divorce. She talks with host Stacy Francis about how to do divorce right when you have children.
27 min
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How I Represented Myself in My Divorce, and Why...
April Katz brings an interesting point of view to our show, seeing that she represented herself in her own divorce. She will share tips on how to keep the cost of your divorce as low as possible if you are going pro se, as well as how she got over her fear of divorce and how you can get through it too.
35 min
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Talking Divorce at Work While Staying Professional
Most women don't like to admit they need help. We often don't even know what to ask for help with. It is a fact, however, that people going through a divorce need extra support, be it emotional support or with the administrative tasks that go along with a divorce.
33 min
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Tackling the High Cost of Divorce
Can you imagine your divorce being written about in the national tabloids? Today’s guest on the show is celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who helps her clients navigate through that every day
32 min
60
How Uncle Sam Gets Involved In Your Settlement
Today’s topic is very important and one that a lot of us avoid as much as possible.W e’re talking about taxes - and specifically, the tax law changes that you absolutely need to know.
35 min
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Building New Emotional, Professional and Financ...
Stacy Francis has a fascinating conversation with Micki McWade, a clinical social worker and psychotherapist, whose primary work is with people contemplating or going through a divorce.
37 min
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Divorce is a Whole Family Affair with Robyn Mann
Robyn Mann is a matrimonial attorney and mediator who comes to her practice with a deep experience of and respect for the impacts divorce can have on a family - and what to prioritize in terms of mitigating them.
36 min
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Estate Lessons We Can Learn From Celebrities
Our guest today, Jill Miller, runs a firm that specializes in formulating sophisticated personalized estate plans. What makes her stand out is her expertise isn’t limited to US only client or traditional families only.
40 min
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Tailored Tax Advice for Women with Nancy Goldfarb
What kind of tax aspects do you need to think about when going through a divorce? Today we have Nancy Goldfarb, President of Smart Transition Strategies and a certified financial planner, public accountant, and divorce financial analyst.
45 min
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What to Do If You’re Being Gaslighted with Mere...
Last week, we talked about financial abuse and gaslighting. On this episode of Financially Ever After, we’re diving deeper into the topic of gaslighting with our guest, Meredith Shirey. Meredith is the founder and practice director of her New...
40 min
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Recognizing Financial Abuse and Gaslighting
Victoria McCooey was one of the many women who thought she had a husband who loved and idolized her but found herself married to an abusive man who kept her isolated and financially disempowered – questioning her own knowledge and pressuring her...
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How Divorce Mediation Saves Couples Time, Money...
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Protecting Yourself from Romantic Manipulation ...
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Understanding the Challenges of Spousal and Chi...
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How Nyla Cut Her Losses and Unlocked Her Bigges...
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Her Justice: Helping Women in Poverty Face Issu...
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32 min
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Confronting the Ghosts of Your Financial Past t...
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42 min
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Facing the 3 big fears: Finances, Family Dissol...
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39 min
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Finding the Best Professionals and Support Syst...
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How to get involved in the finances and plan yo...
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Using Divorce as a Catalyst for Personal Transf...
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39 min
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What Makes a Really Great (Divorce) Lawyer?
Financially Ever After with Stacy Francis and Chaim Steinberger
32 min
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The Challenging + Empowering Process of Finding...
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Managing Money Emotions and Money Behaviors wit...
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How to rise like a phoenix by regaining financi...
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Becoming financially independent and overcoming...
Financially Ever After with Stacy Francis and Sally Mullins Thompson
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Divorce Mediation: The key to a civil divorce
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How To Stay Financially and Physically Fit, wit...
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Journeying Through a Gray Divorce
Financially Ever After with Stacy Fraancis and Richard Adago
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Addiction and Love: Making a transition in the ...
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Budgeting 101: It will change your life before,...
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The New Normal; Overcoming Cancer and a Career ...
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Talk About Your Finances Before What’s for Dinn...
Financially Ever After with Staccy Francis
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Journeying from a Personal Divorce to a Profess...
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Financing A Longer Life: Plan now to safeguard ...
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Learning from your financial mistakes in your s...
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The Chapter After Divorce: Returning to “Me” wi...
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Do It Yourself (DIY) Divorce with Lara Kisielewska
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Approaching Financial Decisions in Divorce Disp...
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Divorced or Married: Becoming Financially Knowl...
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Valentine's Special: Feeling fulfilled in your ...
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A Child's Perspective On Divorce
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Getting The Right Financial Support For Your Ch...
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New New Year's Resolution: Find the perfect div...
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How divorced parents can avoid getting on Santa...
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