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Divorce, Finances, and the Marital Home on KDFW Fox 4 News

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 and is filed under Divorce - Blog Category, Financial News, Financial Planning Blogs

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Cathy DeWitt Dunn, discusses divorce, finances, and the marital home on KDFW Fox 4 News in Dallas, Texas.

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Fixed Index Annuities can be a Perfect Fit for Women

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 and is filed under Financial News, Financial Planning Blogs, Insurance-based products, Investing for Women - Did You Know?, Products & Investments, Rebranding Annuities, Saving for Retirement

Financial Planning for WomenThere’s no question that finance is traditionally a male-dominated industry. Though the number of female financial professionals has increased dramatically over the last several years, there is a lingering sense among many female consumers that they are not part of the club when it comes to fully understanding and controlling their finances.

A recent study conducted by Prudential on women’s financial attitudes and behaviors highlights several areas in which women feel they are not financially empowered. In fact, the study reports as few as 22% of women feel well-qualified to make financial decisions, and the majority of women are not working with a financial advisor.

The main goal of Women, Money and Power is to put women in the driver’s seat when it comes to their money. By becoming educated and empowered on financial issues, women can cut through intimidating jargon and fast-talking sales pitches to make sound decisions based on facts – not emotions. Read More

Take Charge of your Retirement in the Face of Market Volatility

Monday, February 17th, 2014 and is filed under Financial News, Financial Planning Blogs, Rebranding Annuities, Saving for Retirement

Stock Market VolatilityIt’s no secret that women tend to be under-served in the financial world. As a result, a woman planning for retirement today is less likely to feel she understands the ins and outs of the programs she is considering. Anyone in this situation – regardless of gender – is likely to make the same mistake: doing nothing for fear of making a mistake.

With market volatility on the increase, now is not the time to put on the blinders. Leaving the money you need to rely on for retirement income at risk in the stock market can be a dangerous proposition. You only have to look back and remember September and October of 2008, when the markets quickly dropped more than 30%, to see how quickly losses in the stock market can cripple a retirement plan. Read More

Step-by-Step Guide for Dividing Marital Assets in Texas

Monday, February 10th, 2014 and is filed under Divorce - Blog Category

As you go into your divorce, you’re probably curious about the process for dividing assets during divorce in Texas. Each state has its own legal standard for the division of assets. When you watch TV, people will often refer to getting “half of everything,” but the law is more nuanced than that. So what is the process for determining, valuing, and dividing assets for those obtaining a divorce in Texas? Read More

Freezing Assets During Divorce: What You Need to Know About TROs

Monday, February 10th, 2014 and is filed under Divorce - Blog Category

When you’re going through a divorce, tensions are likely running high. You may be concerned that your husband will modify assets as a way to harm you or prevent you from getting everything to which you’re legally entitled. Luckily there are legal protections to prevent this from happening. When filing for divorce in Texas, your divorce petition can include a temporary restraining order, or TRO, for freezing assets during divorce. Read More