Have we women learned nothing over the past 50 years?Do we still buy the fairy story that a knight in shining armour is going to land in our lives, generously brandishing a gold card and stock portfolio before building a pension plan to keep us afloat in our old age?She’d always enjoyed a glamorous lifestyle where he’d picked up her bills for her lunches and shopping trips.She’d been unhappy for years but was so scared of how she’d manage financially that she’d stuck it out.After divorce, women are typically happier than their exes.
She really didn’t have a clue where her money was going.
Many people believe that men file for divorce more often than women; however, researchers have found that, across America, at least two-thirds of divorces are filed by women.
One researcher even reported that in 25 percent of marriage breakdowns, men have “no clue” there is a problem until the woman says she wants a divorce.
dreadful predicaments so many of my clients have found themselves in — which is why I wrote my book.
And when I look at the cover, I think of my own mother and how her lack of financial independence cast a cloud over her life. Once you know where your money goes each month, you can make changes.