Susan and Angela are pleased to welcome Kirstin Ricketts as a Guest Blogger this week.  Kirstin has attained her Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.  Kirstin offers a unique perspective for those going through divorce as she lends expertise and offers suggestions for those empowering financial actions we can take…

Last week at lunch, the waitress inadvertently dumped a cup of marinara sauce all over my suit.  I didn’t move while she went to collect a towel to help me wipe it off.  I didn’t yell at her.  It was an accident.  She was flustered and upset and scrambling to offer reimbursement of my dry…

It’s valentine’s day and it’s been impossible to ignore it. The barrage of reminders of holiday of love are everywhere. Romantic commercials of cuddling couples and tiny jewelry boxes as soft music plays. Notices to place your order for the long stemmed red roses in every newspaper. Mountains of pink cupcakes and heart shaped cookies…

My ex-husband got engaged last month.  Suddenly I felt my reaction being watched.  Maybe watched isn’t the right word – but paid attention to.  I observed that people would mention it with slight hesitation or were inclined perhaps to bring it up in an almost a negative way.  Those people in my life who care…