Seniors Are Not Remarrying

Although Seniors can be committed in a new relationship, they are deciding not to remarry. Living together like remarriage brings companionship and wider social circles, not to mention sexual intimacy, at a time when seniors may otherwise face isolation. And financially pooling resources in a single household often improves senior’s economic stability, especially for women […]

Prenuptial Agreement

No one should get married without a Prenuptial Agreement in place! It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have, you always have to protect yourself! You are making the biggest decision of your life to marry someone. And second and sometimes third marriages—and the extended families that sometimes come with them—require financial and […]

Still Single?

If you are a woman and still single and wondering why—here are some possible reasons: If you are living in New York City, the odds of meeting an eligible man are not in your favor. In Manhattan there are 38 percent more young female college grads than male. And nine to twelve percent are gay […]

Cohabiting Before Marriage

Cohabiting before marriage may be the “kiss of death”—or divorce. What are the odds that you’d be in this relationship if you weren’t living together? The more you get to know your possible future spouse before you live together, the better chance you have of breaking up with the wrong person and finding the right […]

Is Your Significant Other A Stranger?

How well do you really know your significant other? According to a recent poll in the Wall Street Journal, more people are employing private investigators to check the backgrounds of their fiancé before their tie the knot. “Investigators across the nation say business has boomed in recent years from clients who want their sweethearts investigated […]

Why Marriages Fail

The wedding may be the ending of some fairy tales, but it’ supposed to be the beginning of a long, happy life together. In a recent survey of 4,000 divorced adults between the ages of 18 and 60, that was one bit of information that came out. Since the 1970’s the percentage of Americans who […]

Financial Security or Marriage?

Though marriage was once a steppingstone to economic stability, young adults now see financial stability as a prerequisite for marriage. According to a recent Pew survey, more than a quarter of those who say they want to marry someday, say they haven’t because they are not financially secure. If you go back a generation or […]

Family Estate Planning

Few people plan to die young—and almost everyone assumes they will live a relatively long time. Nothing brings reality into sharper focus than hearing about a family who suffers financially as a result of poor financial or estate planning. The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2014, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, brings this […]