IRA’s and Keoghs and QDRO’s, Oh My!

A Divorce Over 50 quite often means dealing with much more complicated financial issues than those faced by younger couples.  Many people in our demographic have built up retirement plans, acquired real estate, maybe even own a business.  Here’s a very thorough article highlighting the different financial factors most Over 50’s need to consider when going through a divorce.

Nutrition Tips For Women Over 50

Mehmet Oz, who is a real doctor and who plays one on TV, has attracted a fair amount of criticism lately, including being hauled before a Senate subcommittee. Oz has been accused of conflicts of interest, making recommendations that are either unproven or contradicted by the evidence, and endorsing supplements and weight loss fixes that don’t actually work.

All that being said, there’s still plenty of valuable information on his website, including this piece containing five nutrition tips for women over 50.  Kristin Kirkpatrick, the dietitian who wrote the piece, notes that women Over 50 need to adjust their diet to compensate for the hormonal, cardiovascular, and muscle changes that are taking place.  Check out her simple suggestions, which she says will help women Over 50 maintain their strength and their weight, and keep their hearts healthy.

Table For One

To me, one of the hardest parts about being divorced is spending so much time alone.  I know some people
love it; they don’t have to deal with anyone else, they can sit around in their underwear, they can unleash their bodily functions as the need strikes…

An easy solution, of course, is to get out of the house and do something.  But a lot of people choose not to go by themselves, whether to a movie, a museum, out to eat, etc. They believe the activity won’t be as much fun if done solo, and also fear being seen by others as loners with few friends.

Seven Deadly Financial Sins of Divorce

Did you end up with the house in your Divorce settlement?  Though it may not turn out as badly as it did for a very young Shelley Long and Tom Hanks (above), Investopedia suggests you think very hard about whether it makes financial sense to hold on to it.  This article may be of more value to someone in the process of Divorcing, or who’s considering it, but it’s still worth a glance even if your Divorce is long since settled.  Hit the READ MORE button to comment on the financial challenges you’ve faced, and successes you’ve achieved…

What About the Friends?

When a couple I knew got divorced, the wife basically told their friends, “It’s him or me.  Make a choice.” Not surprisingly, as no one likes an ultimatum, most of the friends went with him.

Christine Gallagher, writing for Huffington Post, offers Seven Tips on How to Share Friends After a Divorce. Most require very open communication with your ex, and I’m not sure how likely that is.  More below the jump…