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A Season of Firsts: Financial Tips for New Widows and Divorcees During the Holidays

As any new widow or divorcee knows, the initial year after her transition is full of firsts—the first birthday alone, the first anniversary alone, the first vacation alone—and among the most challenging of these can be the first holiday season alone. “The most wonderful time of the year” may not feel so great this year and the […]

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Financial Planning for Women – Part 4 (Helping Widows)

In my previous blog post, Financial Planning for Women – Part 3 (Long-Term Care), I talked about why Long-Term Care is so important for a woman’s longevity. In this post, we will discuss how we help widows through one of the toughest times of their lives. We recognize that the death of a spouse is a traumatic[…..]

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Financial Planning for Women – Part 3 (Long-Term Care)

  In my previous blog post, Financial Planning for Women – Part 2 (Social Security), I talked about how the guidance we provide in the early years of retirement places women in the best possible position to live their final years with grace, security, and dignity. In this post, we will discuss Long-Term Care and why it’s[…..]

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The Intersection of Health and Wealth (or, how well you live has a direct impact on how well you do!)

This time of year, many resolutions focus on improving personal finances. A good financial plan is about your goals and dreams.  But is it also about your health? In a recent blog post on the Forbes.com website, our friend and fellow financial planner (who also happens to be a medical doctor) Carolyn McClanahan suggests that your health[…..]

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Financial Planning for Women – Part 2 (Social Security)

In my previous blog post, Financial Planning for Women – Part 1, I talked about how women will generally live longer than their male counterparts, with less in their portfolio later in life, and with less loved ones available to take care of them. In this post, we look at Social Security and discuss how these unique[…..]

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Financial Planning for Women – Part 1

Since Inspired Financial specializes in working with women, we are often asked, “Why do you provide financial planning for women?” Women’s financial needs are underserved and often overlooked in the financial planning profession. Awareness of these needs must be brought to light during the planning process to plan effectively for them. It is common to see the[…..]

Does When You Marry Affect Your Chances of Divorce?

As many of you know, Inspired Financial has particular expertise in serving women in transition. One of the primary transitions we encounter is divorce and it got us to thinking about the factors that might contribute to divorce.  For example, according to conventional wisdom, the odds that you and your spouse will divorce go down if you[…..]