Category: Investing

Financial Life after Divorce – Armageddon or Nirvana

You signed the settlement agreement but you’re not settled yet. There’s still lots to do! You need to divide accounts, change insurance or beneficiaries, get a new estate plan and for some of you, move out of the house! Many people get hung up at this point, pondering “What will my life be like now?”  … Continue reading Financial Life after Divorce – Armageddon or Nirvana

Taxes and Divorce: It’s NOT “All About that Bass”. It’s All About that BASIS – that Cost Basis

Although often ignored, the cost basis in taxable accounts and for property is critical to a long term efficient asset division in divorce. What is cost basis?  Cost basis, sometimes referred to as just ‘basis’ or ‘tax basis’, is generally the original cost (purchase price) of a stock, bond, mutual fund, other financial security or … Continue reading Taxes and Divorce: It’s NOT “All About that Bass”. It’s All About that BASIS – that Cost Basis