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What a Budget Can Do for You

By | 2020-09-21T10:13:27-07:00 September 21st, 2020|Divorce Self-Help, Financial Self-Help|

One of the primary services I provide is assisting my clients with preparing budgets. I've noticed that clients only ask for help with a budget when they've gotten to the point where they don't know what else to do. The word "budget" seems to invoke fear and resistance in the minds of many people. To [...]

Communication Tools to Survive a Pandemic

By | 2020-04-04T10:48:25-07:00 April 4th, 2020|Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash One of the first rules of communication is keeping it brief, so my usual preamble about why I'm currently writing my blog post is now a post-amble.  Communication Tools to Survive a Pandemic Step 1: You have to understand the system to hack the system. What system? Your communication system. And more [...]

Pandemic and Divorce

By | 2020-03-29T15:21:02-07:00 March 29th, 2020|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Wolf Schram on Unsplash It is C+16 since my world changed. Pardon me if you don't understand my lingo. Ironically, I happen to be reading "Seveneves" by Neal Stephenson, which is a story about a BIG world change, the destruction of earth as the result of an Agent that breaks up the moon into little pieces. [...]

Equity

By | 2020-03-08T15:55:59-07:00 March 8th, 2020|Divorce Self-Help|

International Women's Day - March 8, 2020 - Vancouver Equity No, not the type on a Balance Sheet. I was recently at a workshop on diversity and inclusion, and I learned something new. Equity does not equal Equality. I should have known that because Equity doesn't always equal the Assets on a Balance Sheet. Balance [...]

Trigger Warning

By | 2019-12-24T00:33:08-08:00 December 20th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Photo by Anton Scherbakov on Unsplash Christmas What?  Yes, Christmas is the word that can suddenly switch my day from ticking along smoothly to suddenly becoming one of "those days." Yes, "Christmas" and yes, just the word "Christmas." Christmas starts to pop up in discussions (or so I have noticed) in about September, and then it becomes a major theme [...]

Excuse Me, You are a What?

By | 2019-11-20T10:37:30-08:00 November 20th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help|

I'm a Financial Neutral in the Collaborative Divorce Process. I think you need some background, so let me explain... When I first began my business, I didn't know much about myself, and I started under the general guidelines I knew about free-lancing. Those being:  Offer a service or product (the development phase). Put yourself out there [...]

A Tax System that Supports Two-Household Families?

By | 2019-11-12T15:48:18-08:00 November 12th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help, Government Programs, News & Updates|

Dear Member of Parliament: I am a member of your constituency, a part-time single mom and a self-employed Chartered Professional Accountant.  I work in the Collaborative Practice as a financial neutral to support families as they navigate separation and divorce.  This past year, my time has been consumed in supporting my recently separated clients as they navigate [...]

Are You Really Alone?

By | 2019-11-03T14:31:29-08:00 November 3rd, 2019|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Hi friend, Yesterday I was going to write the most amazing blog post - you inspired me. Why? Because I only write about what I know, and everything you said resonated with me. “I know that.” I thought to myself. “Yes, I’ve felt that way too.” I had a consoling platitude for everything you said. [...]

September – Decision Making Time

By | 2018-09-03T17:41:18-07:00 September 3rd, 2018|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Photo by Irina on Unsplash September. Labour Day. A day of transition (understatement). If you are a parent to school-aged children, September can be a bit much (I'm polite here). If you are separated and divorced and share parenting with a co-parent, September can be too much. It can be too many decisions, [...]