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Understanding Taxes After Divorce

Most married couples I know choose to burden only one member of the couple with tax return preparation — delegation and work splitting are keys to a happy home life, after all. So, if you are divorcing after a long marriage, you may be doing your own taxes for the first time (or the first in a long time). The U.S. tax code is a mystery to the typical individual. But federal taxes (not to mention state and local taxes) are a big expense for most of us — and it’s hard to be tax-aware when you don’t even know the basic mechanics of the tax system. Here, I’ve put together a primer to get you started on your journey to understanding taxes a little better.

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Are You "Bad With Money?"

“I’m so bad with money!” I hear this phrase fall from the lips of my female clients with startling frequency. I hear it even more often when I’m working with a client who is divorcing. Is it really possible that all these women are just naturally “bad with money?

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Investment Basics for Your Post-Divorce Life

It is common in divorce cases for one spouse to be more financially- or investment-savvy than the other. Maybe this is by accident, or maybe it’s by design. Either way, if you’re newly divorced with a settlement to administer and you’re the less-investment-savvy spouse, you’ve got a learning curve to navigate. I know from experience that having to learn about finance and investing can be one of the most stressful elements of someone’s post-divorce life. This article is designed to equip you with basic knowledge.

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