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“Navigating Divorce: Making Informed and Proactive Financial Decisions, with Leah Hadley

Episode 152

Leah Hadley is the founder and CEO of Great Lakes Divorce Financial Solutions, a company that provides women with compassionate financial guidance through their divorce process. She’s a nationally recognized financial empowerment expert and a best-selling author of the Amazon bestseller, When It's Just Not Working: A Practical Divorce Guide for Stay at Home Moms

Leah grew up in a middle-class suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio where her parents divorced when she was eight years old. During this episode, Leah shares her personal story on how growing up with a single mom influenced her career path and how she went from being an equity analyst to becoming a financial advisor for individuals and families. 

She also discusses common financial mistakes people make during a divorce, such as staying in houses they can't afford and racking up a tremendous amount of debt, and how to avoid them. Leah emphasizes the importance of separating emotions from financial decision-making and aligning financial decisions with personal values. She also shares valuable insights on prenups, spousal support, and the fear of income, especially for stay-at-home moms.

On this episode of Money Loves Women, join Dr. Deborah Ekstrom and Leah Hadley and gain valuable insights on how to navigate the financial aspect of a divorce with confidence and compassion. Don't let a divorce ruin your financial future.

Topics Discussed:

  • Lifelong Love of Learning and Career Path to Financial Planning
  • Equity Research and Investment Banking
  • Financial and Emotional Traps to Avoid
  • Challenges Faced by Stay-at-Home Moms During Divorce
  • The Value of a Prenup


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