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Could You Pa$$ a Financial Literacy Test?

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Money – if we fight about it when we’re married, we’ll likely fight over it when we’re getting divorced.  It is one of the single most divisive, yet necessary things in life.  For some, the biggest issue is how to get enough money, but for many, it’s simply a matter of learning how to make the most of what we have.  Of course, for anyone facing divorce, it becomes all about how to “Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Money®.” 

“Financial Literacy is an issue that should command our
attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing
finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.” ~ Ron Lewis

In most marriages, it seems that one person historically handles the finances while the other spouse may be generally clueless as to how, where and why the money has been spent.  This becomes an obvious issue when a couple decides to divorce, and one party has no idea how much they are worth, or in some cases, indebted. 

April is Financial Literacy Month

Since 2003, April has been recognized as National Financial Literacy Month in the USA.  While financial literacy is important for people of all ages, never is it more crucial than for couples facing separation and divorce.

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do
something about it now.” ~ Alan Lakein

If you are thinking about, or have perhaps already started the divorce process, one of the most urgent things you should do, is to educate yourself financially about your marriage, your personal worth and your future needs. 

The Value of Financial Experts

Once you have a better idea of how to “read” your financial situation, you’ll be better able to surround yourself with those divorce experts best qualified to guide your through the divorce process.  Of these, one of the most important professionals you may ever meet with is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. 

Do not underestimate the value of meeting with such a financial expert.  While attorneys are essential for legal advice and representation, CDFA’s have specialized knowledge of the financial side of divorce process and how it may potentially affect you now, and in the long term. 

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan in which
we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. 
There is no other route to success.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Resources to Help

This week you have the unique opportunity to increase your financial literacy in our Divorce Discovery, Recovery & Support Seminar happening this Friday!  Don’t miss this chance to lunch with top divorce experts and get your questions answered!

We have also chosen a few articles we believe will help you best take ownership of your financial literacy and take control of your life.  We also remain available to assist you through our network of expert divorce professionals at

Take a Financial Literacy Test Here

Expert Articles:

There is Nothing “Vague” About Money

How Financially Literate Are You?

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Partner Handle All of Your Finances

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