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October 19, 2017

Joint or Separate Finances: Scenarios, risks, and considerations

It seems my last blog post about sorting out the right time to combine finances – or not – has got people talking. And arguing. That’s […]
October 11, 2017

When should you set up a joint account with your partner?

A reader sent me the following question: “What are the indicators that it is time to open a joint account, when couples have been dating for […]
March 29, 2017
Life insurance

Are you worth life insurance?

I know, it’s a strange way to phrase a question. Shouldn’t I have asked, “Is it worth buying life insurance for yourself?” That would be grammatical […]
February 8, 2017
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What Do You Get To Keep If Your Marriage Fails?

Just before Christmas, I wrote a blog post about the questions people should ask before getting engaged. I wanted to explore how you can protect yourself […]
February 1, 2017

Why One Financial Advisor Objects To My Book

In my upcoming book, I relay a story about a highly educated and accomplished woman who relies entirely on her husband and their financial advisor to […]
May 15, 2015
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Is Your Car An Asset? Ask One Question to Find Out

This week, cars have popped up on my radar on two occasions. First, my friend Sandra took me and several other ladies to a race track […]
November 6, 2014
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Should We Ask Kids To Donate Money?

As so often happens, I had a thought-provoking conversation with my friend Bona about kids and allowances. Bona had just returned from a workshop with a […]
August 14, 2013

Where there’s a will there’s a way

Quick test, True or False: 1. When you die, it will make no difference for your partner whether you were married or in a common-law relationship […]