Category Archives: Sheila Russian

Raise.me

Financing college education is challenging for just about everyone.  However, children whose parents are separated or divorced face additional obstacles.  Filling out the Federal Student Aid Application, applying for scholarships, and obtaining loans each require coordination, detailed financial information, and … Continue reading

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Holiday Planning

Holiday planning can be particularly challenging for separated or divorced parents. Work schedules, travel arrangements, the needs of the other parent, and religious observances can complicate arrangements. Divorce mediation includes holiday planning. To begin, parents need to decide which holidays … Continue reading

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Financial Decisions

Sheila Russian recently attended, “Financial Divorce Settlements From Start to Finish,” sponsored by the National Business Institute. The seminar included valuable information about: • The tax consequences of traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs • Taxes on Military Pensions and Federal … Continue reading

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2013 Tax Returns

Have you seen ads claiming that Americans overpay taxes by $1 billion each year? (“Get Your Billion Back American with H&R Block,” http://newsroom.hrblock.com 1/15/14) Are you wondering whether or not you are taking advantage of all the tax deductions and/or … Continue reading

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Prepare for Summer

  It may be hard to imagine while we are still enduring frigid temperatures, but in a few short months schools will close, and summer will begin.  For divorced or separated parents, the end of winter is a great time … Continue reading

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Co-parenting New Year’s Resolutions

“…great co-parenting can blossom after you tear your marriage apart. Sometimes it’s the marriage that suffocates the great parenting partnership–once freed from marital ties that bind, you can be the parenting team you’d always hoped you’d be as spouses.” Pamela … Continue reading

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Financial Literacy

“Even if we grade on a very generous curve, many Americans flunk when it comes to financial literacy.” (NY Times, Richard Thaler, Economic View, 10/6/13) Only about one third of the people in a recent economic survey were able to … Continue reading

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