Women’s Divorce And Real Estate:
A Conversation With Steve Parker

Steve Parker - Atlanta Real EstateSteve Parker is a friend and local real estate agent in the Atlanta metro area.

Like me, Steve and his real estate team are focused on serving those facing divorce and helping them make smart real estate decisions.

Steve and I recently had a conversation that we recorded for you. Simply click the play button on the media player below and give it a listen.

And if you have any questions or there’s anything that Steve or I can do to help you, please contact me and let me know.


Transcript

Russ: Hey, this is Russ Thornton with Wealthcare for Women. Today I’m excited to have a conversation with a good friend and a colleague, Steve Parker. Steve and I got to know each other over the last year or so, maybe a little longer than that. What we wanted to talk about today about Steve’s background, he and I share a similar focus on helping people that are facing divorce. Steve glad to have you. Welcome to the call.

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Client Q&A:
Explain Hedge Funds

Explain Hedge FundsAnother Wednesday, another Q&A . . .

This week’s reader question is pretty simple and straightforward:

Explain hedge funds.

And while the world of hedge funds and other “alternative” investments can be murky and complex, my answer is also pretty simple and straightforward.

While many people assume hedge funds involve complex strategies – and some do – designed to deliver stratospheric returns with limited risk, hedge funds are really just a compensation arrangement.

Regardless of the specific investment strategy used in a hedge fund, it’s not the investment strategy that makes hedge funds unique.

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Divorce Prep For Women:
A Conversation With Kelley Linn

Transitions Divorce Prep WorkbookI recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kelley Linn, founder of Transitions Resource, LLC.

Having gone through her own lengthy and expensive divorce a few years ago, Kelley was inspired to create educational and support resources for those facing divorce.

I invite you to listen to our conversation below or read the transcript. Simply click the play button in the media player below.


Transcript:

Russ: Hi there. This is Russ Thornton, with WealthCare For Women, and today I’m really excited to be having a conversation with a new friend as well as a professional resource. Her name’s Kelley Linn, and she owns a great business here locally in the Atlanta area, but she serves a lot of different areas in and around Georgia and actually has aspirations to grow and expand outside the state of Georgia eventually. We’ll talk about that in a moment.

Kelley, glad to have you on the line. Why don’t you introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?

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Client Q&A:
Tune Out The Noise And Behave

Tune Out The Noise And BehaveGood morning.

For those of you playing along at home, I’ve covered a couple of questions from your fellow readers in the last 2 weeks.

Here’s one about how much you pay your financial advisor.

And another about active vs passive investing.

I’ve also published some additional articles on my website that you may be interested in. Here’s one on financial advice for newly single women. Here’s another on choosing a financial planner. I also shared my perspective on the basics oflifestyle investing and the financial planning process.

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Update Your IRA Beneficiary Designations
After Divorce

Update Your IRA Beneficiary DesignationsThe assets in any IRA you hold will be disbursed to its named beneficiaries, if any, or according to the account custodian’s policy. In order to ensure your IRA is distributed according to your wishes, it is important to keep your IRA beneficiary designations up to date. You should review your IRA account’s beneficiaries anytime you go over your will, after a marriage, birth, death or divorce, as this article will discuss.

Your IRA beneficiary designations should certainly be reviewed after a divorce, lest the account be distributed differently from how you would prefer. You may have:

  • named your former spouse as a beneficiary
  • not filled out or forgot to submit the beneficiary form
  • moved since divorcing to a community property state

In the above examples, your ex-spouse may have a claim on your IRA upon your death. Filling out an amended beneficiary form is easy and will ensure your IRA assets are distributed according to your wishes.

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