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Divorce

July 11, 2018
Until Debt Tear Us Apart

Minimizing Exposure and Financial Risk During Separation

Emily* is concerned. She is preparing to leave an abusive marriage and she’s worried that when she leaves, her husband will try to sabotage her financially […]
April 10, 2018
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Not All Dollars are Equal in Divorce Settlements

Tim and Connie decided to call it quits after more than a decade of marriage. There wasn’t a big crisis; it’s just that they grew apart. […]
March 20, 2017
Credit score for blog

Ladies: What’s your score?

Why is having a good credit – or Beacon – score such a big deal for women? It boils down to this: We tend to be more […]
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 […]
December 14, 2016
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Four financial questions to consider before getting engaged

Are you noticing the number of ads for diamond rings in the papers at the moment? ‘Tis apparently the season for proposals. I have a message […]
September 27, 2016
Prime Ministers place mat

Dear Former Prime Minister, Here's what I do for women and why I do it.

A long time ago, I bought a laminated place mat of the Prime Ministers of Canada, figuring that it might be more fun for my kids […]
July 22, 2015
Suitcase full of money

If you won the lottery, would you keep your husband?

Jennifer* is not a happy soul. She has faced a heap of challenges at work and her extended family has been – how shall I say […]
August 14, 2013
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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 […]
May 8, 2013
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You’re 15, you’re married, you’re moving – Tahani’s story

Let me ask you a question: What would you do if you came home from school at 15 years of age only to be told by […]