Blog

Having a Blue Christmas?

Having a Blue Christmas?

Tips for the newly divorced or separated on how to survive the first Christmas. The first Christmas after divorce or separation can not only be tough, but for some, absolutely gruelling. The same may apply for the first Christmas that your children spend with your ex...

read more
Women losing out on pensions on divorce

Women losing out on pensions on divorce

There were some rather shocking headlines last week regarding women losing out on pensions when they divorce. This was all sparked by an Age UK report. The report stated that is should be "the norm" for private pensions to be considered as part of the divorce process...

read more
Do you have enough?

Do you have enough?

A recent report by Fidelity entitled “Financial Power of Women” highlighted the fact that although many women saved on a regular basis, they were more comfortable putting their money into cash rather than investing in the stock market. Cash savings are very important,...

read more
PowerWomen Awards

PowerWomen Awards

A recent report by Fidelity entitled “Financial Power of Women” highlighted the fact that although many women saved on a regular basis, they were more comfortable putting their money into cash rather than investing in the stock market. Cash savings are very important,...

read more
Would you turn away a cash sum of £300,000?

Would you turn away a cash sum of £300,000?

2018 is the 6th year Citywealth will run the Power Women awards highlighting female leaders, and recognising individuals who maximise the potential of women in wealth. Last year I was delighted to win the Gold Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. I have also...

read more
Uncoupling your finances

Uncoupling your finances

The annual Scottish Widows Women and Retirement Report, now in its 13th year was published in November. A copy of the report is available here. But be warned, it doesn’t make good reading. The survey highlights that on average, women have savings pots half the value...

read more
Don’t ignore the pension

Don’t ignore the pension

If you and your partner have been together for some time, separating your finances is not necessarily going to be easy. However, it is absolutely vital that you can reach a financial settlement that is suitable for both parties. This is essential to the emotional...

read more
Oh, another lovely award…

Oh, another lovely award…

Data on UK divorces, released this week by the Office of National Statistics, announced that that the average age at divorce is continuing to rise; for 30 years, from 1985-2015, the average age at divorce has increased by over eight years.  The average age at divorce...

read more
Divorce at over-60

Divorce at over-60

A few months ago I was delighted to attend a very swanky awards ceremony and be the winner of CityWealth’s Power Woman of The Year Award as Entrepreneurial Woman of The Year. Last week I attended the inaugural awards ceremony from Women in Finance, held at Grosvenor...

read more
Do you take responsibility for your finances?

Do you take responsibility for your finances?

Over 60 and facing separation? You’re not alone. Later life divorce is definitely on the increase – figures from the International Longevity Centre, a respected research organisation, show that between 1990 and 2012 the number of men and women over the age of 60 going...

read more
Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

As the founder of Wealth for Women, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that most of my clients are female. Typically, they are going through, or have just been through, divorce. In almost every case, the husband has had full responsibility for looking after the joint...

read more
PowerWomen Awards

And the winner is …

Data on UK divorces, released this week by the Office of National Statistics, announced that that the average age at divorce is continuing to rise; for 30 years, from 1985-2015, the average age at divorce has increased by over eight years.  The average age at divorce...

read more
Uncoupling your finances

Ten top tips for divorce

At last week’s Citywealth Powerwomen awards I was delighted to receive the Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year award, having been shortlisted from over 100 other nominees. It was a total delight to be recognised for the difference I’m making in my client’s life by...

read more
Improving your state pension entitlement

Improving your state pension entitlement

I recently spoke to one of my clients , let's call her Grace, to ask what benefit she obtained from us working together. What prompted you to have a meeting with me? I was quite anxious about my financial future, and had no clear idea of where I stood. I didn’t know...

read more
I know nothing about the wine list!

I know nothing about the wine list!

A recent report by Fidelity entitled “Financial Power of Women” highlighted the fact that although many women saved on a regular basis, they were more comfortable putting their money into cash rather than investing in the stock market. Cash savings are very important,...

read more
Do I need to use a solicitor for my divorce?

Do I need to use a solicitor for my divorce?

2018 is the 6th year Citywealth will run the Power Women awards highlighting female leaders, and recognising individuals who maximise the potential of women in wealth. Last year I was delighted to win the Gold Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. I have also...

read more
How rich are you?

How rich are you?

Tips for the newly divorced or separated on how to survive the first Christmas. The first Christmas after divorce or separation can not only be tough, but for some, absolutely gruelling. The same may apply for the first Christmas that your children spend with your ex...

read more
Are you going to run out of money?

Are you going to run out of money?

Over 60 and facing separation? You’re not alone. Later life divorce is definitely on the increase – figures from the International Longevity Centre, a respected research organisation, show that between 1990 and 2012 the number of men and women over the age of 60 going...

read more
Do men and women need different financial advice?

Do men and women need different financial advice?

2018 is the 6th year Citywealth will run the Power Women awards highlighting female leaders, and recognising individuals who maximise the potential of women in wealth. Last year I was delighted to win the Gold Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. I have also...

read more
Is seeing your IFA like going to the dentist?

Is seeing your IFA like going to the dentist?

For anyone thinking of agreeing a financial settlement with their spouse and feel it’s not necessary to get legal advice, please read on……….. The case of Vince v Wyatt highlights the importance of ensuring that financial arrangements are incorporated into a Court...

read more
Why I’m happy to be sexist!

Why I’m happy to be sexist!

If you read The Sunday Times on the weekend you would have received the supplement “Your Adviser- Finding the Right Expert” I was delighted to be listed as a Top Rated Adviser, in the section for the London based advisers. The supplement was produced in association...

read more
Don’t spend it all on shoes and handbags!

Don’t spend it all on shoes and handbags!

There’s not many things in life that really scare me. It’s not because I think I'm particularly rufty-tufty. I just tend to be up for trying most things, without necessarily realising just how scary they will be. (White water rafting was a particular example!). Then...

read more
No, I don’t want to have a meeting with you!

No, I don’t want to have a meeting with you!

If you read The Sunday Times on the weekend you would have received the supplement “Your Adviser- Finding the Right Expert” I was delighted to be listed as a Top Rated Adviser, in the section for the London based advisers. The supplement was produced in association...

read more
Number one IFA!

Number one IFA!

As an independent financial adviser specialising in advice to women, I am often telephoned by a female who asks “Can we have a meeting?” “Can you help me with my finances?” The short answer that I give is “no”. But before you think I'm horribly rude…. there’s as a...

read more
High earners lose out on pension contributions

High earners lose out on pension contributions

I’m delighted to have been advised by VouchedFor that I am currently the number one IFA in Esher on the reviews website VouchedFor.co.uk. To see the listings for yourself, take a look at VouchedFor's list of IFAs in Esher. When you search for an IFA on VouchedFor, the...

read more

7 mistakes women make when getting divorced ...and how to avoid them

I was lost in a minefield of options, and rather ignorant of how the financial world works. Mary was invaluable with advice on what to do, explaining things, so that I understood fully what would happen to my money and investments. Mary was understanding and did not make me feel inadequate needing help. I now feel secure and my mind is put at rest with Mary’s expertise

- Ruth Dellow

Mary listened to what I wanted. I did not once feel overwhelmed with financial jargon or pressurised to go in a direction I did not want to. Mary has high integrity and strives to do her best for her clients because she actually cares about them.

- Caroline Crowhurst

Mary’s advice is so down to earth and straight forward that I feel I am at last getting to grips with my finances. She explains everything without technical jargon and I always know I can ask any question without feeling it’s a foolish question. Her service is absolutely amazing.

- Dr Diane Keith

Leave your details below

To receive the 7 mistakes women make when getting divorced and how to avoid them.

 

Thank you. Please check your inbox to start watching right away.