Northington Blog


PlanForComfort: Financial Planning for Unmarried Domestic Partners

Only 26% of American households are composed of married couples with dependent children, according to the latest U.S. Census. That number has dropped significantly: In 1970, 40% of households fit in that category.1 Meanwhile, over the past 40 years, the number of unmarried couple households has increased by a factor of four, to over 6% of the population

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PlanForComfort: Getting Divorced? A Checklist for a Financially Sound Separation

Separating your finances after a divorce is a vital first step on your road to singlehood. This checklist can help you get off to a strong start.

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PlanForComfort: Life Financially, After a Divorce

There’s no doubt about it–going through a divorce can be an emotionally trying time. Ironing out a divorce settlement, attending various court hearings, and dealing with competing attorneys can all weigh heavily on the parties involved. In addition to the emotional impact a divorce can have, it’s important to be aware of how your financial […]

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PlanForComfort: Meet Paul Rainwater, Custom Clothier & Proud Father of Four

I try to live and teach others a concept of being a total person, physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

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PlanForComfort: Meet Rachel Pinto, MS, LAC, “Licensed Associate Counselor”

Going through a divorce is one big journey that contains so many different experiences and emotions. Friends and family are sometimes too close to the experience, and maybe haven’t been through a divorce themselves, and so they don’t really know what to say or what kind of support to offer. One day the divorcee may need to grieve, and then the next day she may feel relief, and then another day she may feel absolutely nothing. This is completely normal, and women need a safe place to be real with other women who are going through the same sorts of experiences. This is why I called the group Passages, because as women travel through divorce, they can support and help each other.

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PlanForComfort: Changing, The Financial Divorce Paradigm

The message today needs to read loud and clear as if it’s being shouted from the top of Pinnacle Mtn here in W.Little Rock. It’s time to divorce better here in Arkansas. A client of ours coming out of a 25 year marriage told me “ marriage is about love, and Divorce is all about money.” So true!

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PlanForComfort: Evaluating Professional Advice: 11 Questions to Answer Before You Commit

Obtaining professional advice is a significant step and should not be approached lightly. As with investors and their objectives and constraints, professional advisors also differ in their philosophy, processes, services, education, experience, and their ability to add value. Professional advisors work in many fields and hold various titles, such as investment advisor, financial planner, accountant, […]

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How Women Start to Experience Financial Comfort Through Long Term Care Planning?

  As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, here are the 5 reasons that we see in our practice why Women are purchasing Long Term Care Solutions.   And its amazing how with just a little bit of planning how Women can start working toward a life where they can start to experience “financial comfort”. 1.  I want […]

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Why Plan for Long Term Care in Retirement?

Long term care planning means less emotional and financial stress on you and your family. It can provide a way to involve your family in decisions without depending on them to bear the entire burden alone.

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PlanForComfort: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Your exit strategy may be one of the most important, yet least thought-out, elements of your business plan. Among the important decisions — what you might want to do after you leave the business, what the ongoing roles of your children or other family members might be, and how the sale proceeds will be deployed. The development of an exit strategy also opens the door for a wide range of tax management, philanthropic, and estate planning activities and opportunities. However, since effective strategies balance complex legal, financial, tax planning, and contractual issues, cross-disciplinary professional advice is virtually required.

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