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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Itkin, CDFA

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Money and Marriage

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

Did you work early in your marriage and then take time off to become a stay-at-home parent? Did you start to delegate certain financial tasks to your spouse and one day wake up realizing you were in the dark about your family's finances?

If you don't like how that feels, there are steps you can take to change that.

I was invited to appear on the Grateful Goddess show, hosted by Karen Pulver to discuss the topic, Money and Marriage: What Every Woman Needs to Know. In this episode I provided tips on how to improve your financial knowledge, take back some control without causing your spouse to become defensive or threatened, and reduce arguments about money. We discussed second marriages and prenups too.


Laurie Itkin is a financial advisor, wealth manager, and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA). She is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment. In both 2017 and 2018 Investopedia named Ms. Itkin one of the top 100 most influential financial advisors in the country.

Through her financial consulting company, The Options Lady, she provides divorce-related financial planning and analysis to individuals and couples throughout all stages of the divorce process, with a specialty in California divorces. She is a member of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) and is certified by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA).

Laurie has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and San Diego Union Tribune. She has also appeared as a guest on broadcast news channels.



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