My employer says that after my child is born, I have to come back to work in six weeks. But doesn’t the law say that I’m entitled to three months of leave?

The law you’re referring to is known as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It entitles you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for your new child, but only if ...

Why Women Need Social Security

Did you know that the first person ever to receive ongoing Social Security benefits was a woman?  Ever since Ida May Fuller received the first retirement benefit check in ...

My husband and I are divorcing after 30 years of marriage. Will I still be able to receive Social Security retirement benefits based on his earnings record after our divorce? Answer:

Yes. If you already receive Social Security based on his earnings record, you’ll continue to receive it as long as you live (or in some cases, until you remarry). If you don’t ...

Women and Estate Planning

They say men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but is this true when it comes to estate planning? Absolutely. And because women often find themselves in such different circumstances ...
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Adjusting to 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 ...
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