When it Comes to Money, Know Who is Driving: Your Money Types will Assist or Derail Financial Conversations

When it Comes to Money, Know Who is Driving: Your Money Types will Assist or Derail Financial Conversations
"Valerie" (not her real name to protect her privacy), newly engaged to Bob who has two children from his prior marriage, is meeting with Bob and his long time male estate-planning attorney. The attorney and Bob are talking about possible structures to use to avoid taxes and protect his key concerns as they relate to his children and begin...
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Blended Family Back to School Budgeting

[NOTE: This article first appeared in Emily Bouchard's "On the Money" column in StepMom Magazine]

September signifies the end of summer, the beginning of school routines, and great opportunities for life lessons regarding spending and choices. For those of you who are already in the swing of school, with an early August start date, this column will give you great ideas for next year, as well as a chance to evaluate what worked and what you’d like to improve in the future.

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Top 4 Common Money Complaints Stepmoms Have

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Is discord about money ruining your relationship? Researchers consistently point out that unresolved issues related to money are the leading source of conflict in marriages. Couples with stepfamilies have added complexities when it comes to financial decision-making that can potentially increase the tension and discord in their relationships. No matter how much money each of you brings to the relationship, there’s much you can do to decrease the resentment and increase the romance as you address the leading causes of financial conflict.

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How Values Can Help Blend Your Family

[Note: this article orginially appeared in StepMom Magazine by Emily Bouchard]

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