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The Goal-den Rule Of Collaborative Divorce

When the collaborative divorce neutral facilitator meets with the clients for the first time, she begins by asking them to describe their goals, what they would like to accomplish in their divorce. Then she explains the importance of understanding the difference between a position and a goal or an interest. A position is a specific demand. An interest is the reason at the heart of the position taken. Increased stress…

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7 Things Fabulous Listeners Do Differently

Listening is a bit like intelligence—most everyone thinks they’re above average, even though that’s impossible. And listening is a skill you want to be great at. A recent study conducted at George Washington University showed that listening can influence up to 40% of a leader’s job performance. “The word listen contains the same letters as the word silent.” –Alfred Brendel There’s so much talking happening at work that opportunities to…

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Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

Co-parenting after a split is rarely easy, especially if you have a contentious relationship with your ex-partner. You may be concerned about your ex’s parenting abilities, stressed about child support or other financial issues, feel worn down by conflict, or think you’ll never be able to overcome all the resentments in your relationship. Click here to read the full article.

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Dig Up Your Family’s Financial Past

Our Family Money Story is the “original software” behind the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors we bring to our financial life. For some of us, our Family Money Story is all too familiar. For others, it percolates under the surface, influencing our choices without our conscious awareness. Some of us work to modify that programming as we run into limitations in the ways that it serves us. But before we can…

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8 Characteristics of People Who Are Successful At Getting Out Of Debt

Having guided numerous families and individuals on their quest to pay off debt, I wondered about the characteristics which make them succeed on this path. Why are they able to successfully follow-through with their commitment to get out of debt when others fail at it? Click here to read the full article.

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The Biggest Divorce Mistakes: Posting On Social Media

It’s very tempting to brag about your new life on social media before you’re even divorced to ensure that your ex knows that you’re over him or her. Don’t post anything that might be used against you! Details about the keg you finished all by yourself, comments about the one-night stands you’ve enjoyed, or pictures of you with your new girlfriend or beau will not help your divorce case. Consider…

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Separation Wording Matters When Dealing With Cra Tax Credits As Well As Life Insurance For Support Risk Protections

The most significant changes related to child support and the tax clauses of the separation agreements, necessitated by the recent implementation of the Canada Child Benefit and subsequent repeal of the Universal Child Care Benefit and the Canada Child Tax Benefit. Please click here to read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com.

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Conversations on Money – Good for Pre-marriage or Cohabitation Relationship Success

Divorce is never easy and your heart may be broken, but that doesn’t mean your wallet needs to be too. Click here to read the full article on the National Post.

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13 Tips to Divorce & Wealth Preservation

Divorce is never easy and your heart may be broken, but that doesn’t mean your wallet needs to be too. Click here to read the full article on the National Post.

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Budgeting for the Holidays

Watch the Global News video on budgeting for the holidays from fellow money coach, Lama Farran, and call Gail to assist you with your money management over the holiday months. Click here to view the interview on Global News.

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