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K is for Investing in a 401K.

    There are a number of compelling reasons why women should be diligent about saving in a 401K or other tax deferred retirement plans: On average, women live longer than men and need to plan for a longer retirement. They typically earn less and are single parents more than men. Women change jobs more […]

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H is for Holistic Finances

H is for Holistic Finances.

    “For the part can never be well unless the whole is well.” — Plato       Holistic Health is an ancient approach to life. This method incorporates the well being of the whole person and emphasized the connection of the mind, body and spirit. To reach true holistic health—you need to include […]

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g is for getting a tax refund

G is for Getting a Tax Refund.

  Are you anxiously awaiting your tax refund? Does this refund create visions of a new spring wardrobe, a luxurious vacation or perhaps a room filled with new furniture and accessories? Yes, by now we all should know that it’s better to keep as much of your money as long as possible and that overpaying […]

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AZ Asks Ida Independent: What’s in your purse?

  AZ Asks:  It has almost been two years since the last time we spoke. At that point, you whole life had been turned upside down and you were going through a divorce. So tell me, what’s in your purse that reflects where you are in life right now?     Ida:  Here let me […]

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F is for Fast Failing

F is for Fast Failing.

    The Fast Fail method says: “Making mistakes is a good thing but realizing your mistakes faster can help you get through the learning process more rapidly.”      Improvement of yourself or situation is based on learning—whether you are running a business, graduating from school or leaving a bad marriage. Since improvement is […]

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C is for Divorce Can Be Complicated

C is for Divorce Can be Complicated.

      Going through a divorce can be messy and complicated—your life can be turned upside down.  Getting yourself organized during this time can help keep you less stressed and on track.    Keep a daily calendar – you will need to keep track of all meetings and deadlines. These are important;  if you […]

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B is for Bankruptcy in Divorce

B is for Bankruptcy During a Divorce.

    Are you and your spouse heading towards divorce? Divorce can be one of life’s most stressful and emotional situations. If you combine this with filing for bankruptcy, you can find yourself in a very traumatic situation. According to an article in USA Today, “Nearly 90% of all families with children who filed for […]

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AZ Asks Sue Bean, CPA: About Taxation and Divorce

 Sue A. Bean is a CPA with more than 25 years of accounting experience and the president-elect of the Piedmont Chapter of the North Carolina Association of CPAs – to answer some common questions. She works with family law attorneys in analyzing financial information for divorce mediation and litigation. Her practice includes individual tax preparation, […]

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Zero Balance

Z is for Zero Balance

                  Are you running on empty? Does your life feel out of whack?  Do you feel depleted or diminished of all your power and strength? Well, you are not alone. Going through a divorce takes its toll both emotionally and financially on everyone. I cannot say this […]

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Y is for Yielding to Better Spending

  The past decade has been one of splurging and in many cases—living well beyond our means. Easy access to credit cards and home equity loans enabled Americans to live more lavishly than any previous generation. Our attitudes were a little bit like Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind—we would worry about it tomorrow. […]

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