I have the pleasure to be involved with a wonderful workshop series called Second Saturday: What Women Need to Know About Divorce.  This free workshop includes a panel of professionals including divorce attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial advisers, and it happens on the second Saturday of each month (hence the name!).   Candace Bahr and  Ginita Wall started this series of workshops in California, and it has spread nationwide.  It’s an invaluable resource for women who are thinking about or are in the middle of getting a divorce.

Click here for more info on the upcoming Alabama workshop.

You can learn more about other Second Saturday workshops here.

Money talks

June 23, 2010

What are your partner’s views on money and spending?  We all know (or should know) that you need to know that before you become husband and wife, but the conversation should not end there.

Jason Alderman, a director at Visa, recently published this piece about the conversations people should have before they get married.  But what about after you say, “I do?”

Although money may not be the biggest cause of divorce, Alderman says that candid conversation will help your marriage stay strong and will save you money in the long run.  He says the couple should discuss “credit histories, your savings and spending philosophies, and your long-term financial goals as a couple.”

Keep the lines of communication about money open, and you and your partner are more likely to live happily ever after.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please call my office at (205) 933-9451.