Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude by Fabienne Swartz

The holidays are the perfect time to reflect upon our many blessings, but gratitude is best practiced on a daily basis. In this post, I aim to do something different: offer my own experiences reflecting on my life. 

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Jokes About Money Undercut Women’s Authority

Jokes About Money Undercut Women’s Authority by Fabienne Swartz

{3:07 minutes to read} In a recent article titled “Why Men Need To Stop Making This Joke About Women,” author Vanessa McGrady sheds light on a problem that is often covered up with uncomfortable laughter and avoiding eye contact. She relays the story of attending a special event where a man addressed the room for a toast and began to make jokes about how his wife is so good at spending “his” money. McGrady alleges that this sort of talk is bad for women, men, and children alike. 

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Now Is the Winter of Our Self-Improvement

Event Details

What: Self-Empowerment Workshops for Women

Starting On: Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 7:30 PM

Where: Rye Bar and Grill, Rye, New York

Contact: Fabienne Swartz at fabienne@financially-strong.com

Now Is the Winter of Our Self-Improvement by Fabienne Swartz

Do you feel like you don’t have much say in the family finances?

Are you hiding some of your expenses?

Do you feel like there’s a power imbalance in your marriage?

Do you ever worry how you would survive financially in the case of
divorce, disability, or death of your spouse?

Do you worry about rejoining the workforce?

Are you nervous about what your income potential is?

Many women believe that they cannot manage money. I sought to shatter this self-limiting belief with the founding of my company, Financially Strong—and that meant coming up with a tagline, too. I had to make it clear that there are ways out of financial isolation, there are ways to be self-sufficient—and most importantly, there are ways to create the life that you want and deserve.

My goal (and my tagline) is Empowering women to be proactive in their financial lives.

This winter I aim to do just that with the help of several thought leaders who have helped thousands of women take control of their financial lives, through:

  • Career coaching;
  • General wellness;
  • Financial planning;
  • Insurance planning; and
  • Estate planning.

Whether you are happily married, unhappily married, or single, now is the time to start thinking about how you can ensure the financial and emotional stability of your family, no matter what happens.

We will kick off with a presentation about tapping into an income stream as a distributor for targeted, network marketing companies on November 17. The companies that will be represented include Isagenix, Market America, Shaklee, Stella and Dot, and more. Also joining us will be a team-builder from New York Life with even more employment opportunities.

On December 15 Lorna Gager, Certified Transformational Life Coach, will delve into accessible techniques to seize the day, every day.

Come and learn the tools you need to get unstuck if you’re feeling stuck; to become powerful if you’re feeling powerless; to lean in if you’re feeling stretched out. Do it for your own good, not because a divorce might be lurking. The choice is yours: Do you want to be a lamb and hide your purchases and beg for an allowance—or do you want to be a lioness, fully in charge of her life and her pride?

To reserve your seat, please call Fabienne Swartz, CDFATM at (914) 798-6940 or email fabienne@financially-strong.com.

Fabienne Swartz JD (Belgium) CDFATM
Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM
www.financially-strong.com
500 Mamaroneck Av.
Suite 320
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 798-6940

Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score

Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score by Fabienne Swartz

Source: myfico.com

{4:46 minutes to read} In today’s world, it is vital to have as many financial resources as possible. Credit cards are often lifesavers, making it possible to catch a last-minute flight or even get an extended-stay suite. An important step to standing on your own and becoming financially strong is establishing your credit as an individual—something that can be done only with time and patience, and with the wise utilization of credit accounts. So what goes into your credit rating, and how do you make it better?

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The Privilege of Serving My Clients

The Privilege of Serving My Clients by Fabienne Swartz

{2:44 minutes to read} As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), there is no attorney-client privilege attached to my work. When a client and I correspond through emails, those emails are discoverable; only emails exchanged between a client and their attorney are considered privileged. 

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May/December Relationships: How Will Your Age Difference Define Your Financial Future?

May/December Relationships: How Will Your Age Difference Define Your Financial Future? by Fabienne Swartz

{2:15 minutes to read} One of the most fascinating aspects of humanity is the fact that no two people are exactly alike. We all have different tastes and priorities—and sometimes a lack of priorities.

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Having Your Day in Court and Eating It, Too

Having Your Day In Court And Eating It, Too by Fabienne Swartz

{2:56 minutes to read} Television shows and movies love to show characters who want nothing more than to have their “day in court.” Usually, they have been wronged in some way, and by taking their issue to court, they are able to level the playing field in a spectacular fashion and win the day.

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What Divorcees of High Earners Should Know about Alimony

What Divorcees of High Earners Should Know about Alimony by Fabienne Swartz

{3:50 minutes to read} When a lesser monied spouse divorces a high-earning spouse, they will likely get $150,000 a year or more in alimony.

These lesser monied spouses may not be able to start work right away. They need to heal and settle; it’s a process that can take the better part of a year or longer. When they go back to work, they probably won’t make the same level of salary as they did before the marriage. Things have changed since they were last in the workforce. By a fair estimate, they might make $50,000–$80,000, even after having completed continuing education.

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Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club Loriet Open – May 13-15, 2016

What: MBYC Loriet Open
Where: Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club, 555 South Barry Ave, Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
When: May 13–15, 2016
Cost: None!

Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club Loriet Open - May 13-15, 2016 by Fabienne Swartz I am proud to announce that I am a sponsor and organizing partner of a semi-professional tennis tournament at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club (MBYC) starting Friday, May 13!

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The Many Benefits of Divorce Mediation

The Many Benefits of Divorce Mediation by Fabienne Swartz

{4:30 minutes to read} Recently, I published an article about the benefits of consulting with a divorce attorney even if you have chosen to use mediation. I’ve received some constructive criticism from fellow mediators indicating that I should do a follow-up piece about the benefits of mediation — whether one decides to consult a lawyer or not.

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