Category Archives: Sheila Russian

Johnny Goes to College

In Laurie Linden ‘s NY Times editorial, she writes about how she and her ex-husband together drove with their son from Minneapolis to Fort Collins to take him to college. Read this. “We  are not the winners of our neighborhood’s competition … Continue reading

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Loan Interest and Divorce Mediation

When people are trying to figure out if 1 person can afford to remain in a home, it is important to understand how the mortgage interest will affect income taxes. Continue reading

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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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