Social Security Considerations for Divorced Women

As part of our Thriving After Divorce Speaker Series, our own Leah Hadley, Founder and CEO of Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions and Great Lakes Investment Management, discussed Social Security Considerations for Divorced Women.

Social security is a very important topic, especially for women who have been divorced (whether or not you’re now remarried) and are approaching retirement age. Women represent 56 percent of all Social Security beneficiaries age 62 and older, and about 66 percent of all beneficiaries age 85 and older. 

Even though progress has been made in bridging the gender pay gap, on average, women are still earning less than men and have less retirement savings. BUT on average, women are LIVING LONGER than men so how can you maximize the money you have so you can live the way you want in your retirement?

In Leah’s presentation she discussed the value of Social Security and the different ways you may be able to increase your lifetime benefits.

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Creating Your Best Life After Divorce

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful events in a person’s life. There are so many heightened emotions and hard decisions to be made while also managing the details of the divorce process itself. It can be easy to get caught in the cycle of dwelling on the past and feeling regret. 

As part of our Thriving After Divorce Speaker Series, Wendy Sterling, a certified divorce specialist and grief consultant, discussed how to recover after divorce to create your best life. In her presentation, Wendy talked about creating a VISION for a post-divorce life, and that’s what we’re going to focus on in this post. 

An effective way to help you create your best life after divorce is to focus on the now and the vision of the life you want going forward. I think Wendy put it best when she said:

“You are the artist of this canvas of your life.”

Creating a Vision 

Divorce can be an empowering experience where you have the...

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14 Resources for Thriving After Divorce

The holidays are full of emotions whether you’re single, married, newly divorced, remarried, or divorced for a while. That isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, so suffice to say that the holidays can bring up complicated emotions. As a matter of fact, it is immediately after this time when divorce filing rates spike.

Should you be contemplating divorce right now, know that you are not alone. Here are a few resources to help you weather the storm so you can thrive after divorce! In this post, I share links across all facets of my specialties from Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions and Great Lakes Investment Management. If you’re interested in diving further into their topic, I’d suggest browsing the blogs on those sites as I have a ton more information and I couldn’t link to all of it!

Increasing Your Income To Help You Thrive After Divorce

One of the first things I usually hear when I work with couples at Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions...

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