Cohabitation in the United States has increased by more than 1,500 percent in the past half century. In 1960 about 450,000 unmarried couples lived together. Today the number is more than 7.5 million. The majority of young adults will live with someone in a romantic relationship before they marry; and more than half of all […]

Credit After Divorce

Every woman should be establishing her OWN credit from the day she gets married—if not before.  You should have at least two credit cards—an American Express and a bank Visa or Mastercard that are in your name only—no way linked to your husband.  You should also have at least one or two department store credit […]

Online Dating Can Be Tricky

We’ve all heard of someone who met someone on the Internet and got married—but what about the nightmare stories of people “dating” online—we never hear about those!  Online dating can be very tricky.  You have to learn how to navigate through the spam, the unwanted solicitations and the people who pretend they are someone they […]

Books on Divorce

Although there are a lot of books on divorce to be found in bookstores and on the Internet, most of them don’t quite tell you everything you need to know to help you to prepare for divorce. The one book out there that is the most complete and informative of all the books on divorce […]

No-Fault Divorce

Now that same-sex marriage was legalized in New York State in 2011, gay couples are coming from all over the country to get married.  On the other hand, because New York State also passed a law on no-fault divorce in October 2010, divorce filings are up 12 percent. Heterosexual couples are finally able to get a divorce without […]

Web Data

Your everyday life, much of which takes place online, is a growing supply of personal information for whoever wants it.  Marketers, employers, thieves and stalkers, and even suitors are able to piece together mosaics of who we are. Even when the information  is accurate, it’s really none of their business! You can check out your […]

Women in Business

A recent study in 2011 by American Express OPEN showed that the fastest-growing segment of businesses is companies owned by women. Since 1997 the number of companies owned by women in New York state alone has increased 58% to more than 622,000. Nationwide New York is ranked third in the total number of businesses owned by women, Texas […]

Getting Rid of the Bling

One of the first things some women want to do when they have gone through a terrible divorce is get rid of everything their ex-husband had given them—particularly jewelry.  Elin Nordegren reportedly got rid of any signs of her ex-husband, serial cheater Tiger Woods, including the jewelry he gave her. I would suggest that you […]