Leave your money stress with your marriage — behind you.
Money coaching for women contemplating & recovering from divorce who are ready to take control of their finances and live life on their own terms.
Regardless of where you're at in your divorce journey, the endless decisions, second-guessing, and worrying about the future can be incredibly isolating. And if you wish you could just hide away until your life feels peaceful, you're not alone.
Divorce is considered one of the top 5 most stressful life events you can go through.
I believe that you deserve personalized support that gives you peace of mind no matter where you’re at in the divorce journey.
Where are you in your journey?
Preparing for Divorce
Are you lying awake at night, torn apart by the fact that your marriage is coming to an end and you don’t know what to do?
Fear and anxiety consume your energy as you worry over things like:
- Losing your financial security.
- Whether you’ll be forced to live on the streets.
- If your kids will be scarred for life.
- How you’ll return to the workforce after a gap.
- How you’ll manage being alone.
- What kind of stigma and judgment you may face from family, friends, and your community.
- How you’ll adjust to the drastic changes ahead.
I can’t help with all of these things, but I will do my best to help you assemble a team of specialized professionals who can fill in any gaps.
Right now your fear is getting the best of you, but the best antidote to fear is taking action in small, manageable steps
And speaking from experience, this is my best, most heartfelt advice to you: get organized, start gathering your financial documents and make a plan.
Armed with the right financial documents and a clear picture of where you stand you'll be as prepared as possible for what's ahead. Sleep easier knowing you're ready for any court requirements. And confidently negotiate your fair share from the split.
If you don’t know where to start, let’s figure it out together.
Recovering from Divorce
Let me guess — when it came down to the labor division in your former marriage, you managed the household. You juggled everything from cleaning and meal planning to child rearing and maintaining the complex, ever-evolving family schedule and social calendar.
Meanwhile, your ex managed the money and took care of your family’s long-term investments. They may have even given you an allowance to cover the household spending.
It seemed easier at the time. You already had more than enough on your plate. And you’ve never felt like you were that great at math anyway. You were happy not to think about money and assumed you’d never have to.
So you didn’t learn how to manage your money and now you worry that you never will.
But it doesn’t have to stay that way.
You don’t need to slog through confusing financial advice in order to snap out of money paralysis, let go of stress, and create a life aligned with your values — you need a clear-cut plan tailored to you.
MEDIAN COST OF DIVORCE IN THE US
WOMEN WHO DEFER TO SPOUSE FOR FAMILY FINANCIAL DECISIONS
WEALTH HELD BY MEN AFTER DIVORCE
INCOME LOST BY WOMEN POST-DIVORCE
I don’t share these numbers to scare you. But I don’t sugar coat reality.
Divorce can be devastating to your finances or it can be an opportunity for you to break free from old habits and fears.
It’s easy to beat yourself up after the fact or regret not taking on a more active role in your family’s money management. But while shying away from learning how to manage your money feels easier in the moment, it leaves you on unstable ground.
I get it. There’s a lot to learn.
But the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone.
Here’s what we’ll do together.
“Give a woman a dollar, and she can put it to good use. Teach her about how money really works, and she can change the world.” Linda Davis Taylor (author/podcast host/champion of financial literacy and well-being)
So how will money coaching help you learn how to manage your money?
Here’s my system for success:
1 What you’ve got
Have you ever gone grocery shopping without checking the pantry first? If so, then you know you often don’t end up getting what you need. So first we’ll check in on your money “pantry” and take stock so we shop prepared.
2 What you want
What do you want your money to do for you? Whether it’s making sure you can cover your monthly expenses or looking forward to retiring comfortably — I’ve got you. We’ll get clear on what you want for yourself now AND in the future. With that clarity, you can move toward the next chapter of your life.
3 What’s standing in your way
Much like when you redecorate a space, you’ve gotta clear out the old for the new. So we’re gonna do some serious spring cleaning on all your thoughts and beliefs about money that are decidedly *NOT* sparking joy. Money peace, here you come.
4 What we’re gonna do about it
Finally, we’ll take the guesswork out of what you need to do to achieve your goals (no matter the size). Armed with a personalized step-by-step action plan and ongoing support to knock out obstacles in your path, you’ll confidently move forward with your money. And the best part? We can adjust course as your plans change in your new life. You deserve to live life on your own terms.
MONEY COACH FOR MIDLIFE DIVORCÉES
Hey there, I’m Myra!
Let’s make your money work for you.
Have you ever noticed that most traditional financial advice is for young people? I’m glad they’re getting the guidance they need, but let’s be real — that advice doesn’t work for what you’re going through.
Starting over financially in your 50s (or later) is a completely different game.
When I got divorced at 53, my money problems couldn’t be solved by advice designed for people younger than my 27-year marriage. Neither can yours.
You need someone who’s been in your shoes to help you take control of your finances and build confidence with money no matter where you’re starting from.
Is money coaching for you?
Talking about money has long been considered a no-no. So bringing it up with friends is hard. But talking through our problems often makes them easier to overcome.
So even if you think that:
- Budgeting, saving, and investing are all so overwhelming. You don’t even know where to begin so it’s just easier not to think about it.
- You’ll never be able to figure out how to afford a divorce let alone gather the necessary information to do so.
- You can’t make it on your own.
- You’re struggling with how to stop spending money on unnecessary things.
- Budgets aren’t for you. You’ve tried them a million times — nothing sticks.
- You don’t make enough money for tracking spending to be worth the time.
Talking to a pro can help you get out of your head and spring back into action. And that’s exactly what I’ll help you do with my money coaching.
Simply put — you CAN learn how to manage your money
And I’m here to make it easy.