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Financial Advice for Widows: 6 Tips The loss of a spouse can be crippling—emotionally, physically, spiritually, socially, and equally important, financially. A recent survey found that 78% of widows said that losing their spouse was the single hardest thing that they have been through and the top financial challenges included adjusting to a loss in…

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Divorce, court, separation of households

According to Psychology Today, approximately half of marriages in the United States end in a permanent separation or divorce. Whether you’re considering separating from your partner or you’ve already initiated the process, the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® practitioners at Merit Financial Advisors recommend finding a wealth management professional that specializes in divorce planning to ensure…

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As a widow, there was always something about Valentine’s Day that made me feel unloved.  Of course, this is the complete opposite feeling that this holiday is meant to evoke, but this day can be exceptionally painful for the many women who are experiencing widowhood.  Fortunately, I have found over the years that I began…

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Losing a spouse is tough both emotionally, as well as financially. You might be wondering how to plan for your future without your partner, or what will happen to their assets and yours. Well, that’s why the team from Merit Financial Advisors is here to help ensure you’re financially prepared for the future. As our…

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As one of the leading services offering financial advice for widows, the team from Merit Financial Advisors has seen firsthand how money can put a strain on a marriage. Although a stable financial footing can lead to a happy, successful marriage, we’ve all heard the saying that with more money comes more problems. Unfortunately, this…

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divorce settlement

It’s a good idea to employ a divorce financial analyst prior to a divorce at any age, but it can be particularly vital if you are over 50.  A divorce late in life can have a significant impact on the financial stability of one or both parties. Once you’re past your prime working years, you can’t…

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tearing rope

At Merit Financial Advisors, we have a focus on home finances and helping our clients create strategies to work towards financially stable during troubled times – such as divorce.  Our certified divorce financial analysts are always glad to help make a divorce go more smoothly and offer reassurance during an uncertain process, we also want…

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Unfortunately, even in the twenty-first century, it’s a man’s world, especially when it comes to financial matters. That’s why as a woman, it’s essential to have an arsenal of financial planning tips and advice at your disposal to call on when you need help. For this reason, the team from Merit Financial Advisors has collected…

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Reinvention: It’s Not Easy When your spouse dies, so does the future that the two of you planned together. You’re overwhelmed by the grief, newfound responsibilities, tangle of emotions, and resulting exhaustion that so often accompany widowhood. And now you’re also tasked with reinventing yourself and reimagining a future that no longer includes your partner…

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myths & facts

Seeing that divorce is not something you go through daily, many people hardly know what to expect. The lack of information is further fueled by rumors and common misconceptions. This may result in the divorcee succumbing to false, predetermined truths and getting less than they deserve in a divorce settlement. In this article, the team…

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