Don’t Panic! 3 Stressful Fiscal Issues That Shouldn’t Blow Your Budget

While many major events can result in unexpected expenses and lost wages, these issues do not have to jeopardize your financial future.  Major life events can wreak havoc on your personal finances and that is why during ordinary times you should be building yourself a safety net. This net should ideally be six months to one year of living expenses. So if you typically average $3,000 per month in expenses (this includes rent/mortgage, food, gas, utilities, entertainment, everything) then you should have an emergency fund of at least $18,000! (6 x $3,000= $18,000) and preferably $36,000. If you don’t have at least the minimum you are at risk if one of the following events hits you.

Considering Divorce? Your Budget Will Take a Major Hit

Divorce at any point in life will be expensive and that is not just counting the lawyer’s fees. If you’re in the middle of a divorce or considering the process, take a close look at how your budget will change.

Filing for Divorce – Prepare Wisely to Mitigate the Financial Fallout

A Looming Divorce Rate Yes, it is official! Almost 50% of the marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. And let us face it; almost every divorce is traumatic in one way or another.  The decision to file for divorce brings with it a whole list of unpleasant situations that have to be addressed during […]

What to Consider When Hiring a Lawyer

All of us need doctors, dentists, schools, banks and the services of various other providers.  When we need these things we often ask around for other people’s experiences and recommendations.  However, we may not have the same luxury when picking a lawyer to represent us, since we may not know anyone who has needed a lawyer […]