Maybe you’ve had a nagging feeling that things just aren’t right. Your partner is either acting strange, or money is gone from accounts and you aren’t sure why. It’s time to get a better handle on your cash flow. So how can you make sure your money is protected during the worst of times and how can you also ensure your partner isn’t hiding money from you? Today we welcome Tracy Coenen, a forensic accountant, to talk about what to do if you’re faced with financial infidelity. She’s created a 10 step guide to controlling your finances and protecting yourself during a divorce and we’ll dive in to a few of the steps. She shares what to look for on social media accounts, how to handle and organize documents, and what to look for on bank statements.
But we don’t stop there! In our headline segment we dive into mortgage rates. Where are rates today compared to recent years? How can you make sure you get the best rate possible? We’ll tell you. We also talk about some big mortgage industry news as a whole. We also Magnify Linda’s Money question. She wonders about 529 withdrawals. And of course, we’ll leave room for Doug’s trivia.
- Mortgage Lenders Are Playing Defense (The Wall Street Journal)
- Tips to get the right mortgage (MoneySuperMarket)
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Big thanks to Tracy Coenen for joining us today. To learn more, visit her website and take a look at her Divorce Money Guide.
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- Linda has a 529 plan and wants advice on how and when to withdraw funds for her son’s upcoming college expenses.
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Written by: Brooke Miller
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