Vickie Adams

About Vickie Adams

Vickie Adams is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ and a Certified Financial Planner™ serving the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance, Playa del Rey, and Marina del Rey.

Looking Up From the Screen

Look up from your phone…. I’m right over here!

Don’t worry. This is not another article about cell phone dependence. It’s about this author and my observations and decision-making process.

This New Year’s eve I found myself in a beautiful restaurant surrounded by beautiful people. I looked over to the bar […]

The Myth of Being Fair

Sometimes “even” isn’t really fair. I have a lovely client who came to me when her husband left the family home. After much delay, he finally served her with his self-prepared divorce documents. In learning about his personality and history, I believe he factored into his projection his wife’s […]

How Can You Sleep Well at Night?

Last Saturday, I took a workshop on sleep and well-being. I’ve always been nocturnal and have long considered those hours between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. as bonus hours of “me time” to read for pleasure or watch TV that could not be fit in during the day because […]

By |November 1st, 2016|General|0 Comments|

But I Have a Financial Planner… Why Do I Need a Divorce Financial Planner?

Do you know the difference between someone who says they’re a “financial planner” vs. a “CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™“ professional vs. “Divorce Financial Planner”? I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, (CFP®) who is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). (Note: To adhere to compliance obligations, I must spell […]

This Season on RHONJ…

It’s a simple concept but somehow it comes up over and over; the ramifications can’t be emphasized enough:

Very few women (and men) fully understand the legal and financial implications that their partners’ actions have when married. Whether it’s purposeful denial of reality or that someone lacked the capacity to […]

Divorcing? How to Protect Your Child’s College Funds

Recently, I was quoted in a Reuters article which showcased various ways that families save funds for their children to attend college. Sometimes in my work as a Certified Financial Planner®, I use the example of divorce as a way to communicate one of the best reasons to hold […]

Take Control of Your Case. Take Control of Your Future.

Female clients who are the higher earning spouse are trending in my practice. These women are successful professionals who fear they have more to lose in a divorce than their spouses. They’re not only responsible for most of the financial obligations, they often retain the majority of household responsibilities including […]

On Vacation

See you in September!
 

By |August 9th, 2016|General|0 Comments|

Call Me Skeptical, But…

{3:30 minutes to read} In over 25 years as a Certified Financial Planner(™) professional, nobody’s ever called me and said, “I won the lottery.” A few have announced they’ve received “unexpected sudden wealth” and want to plan for the rest of their lives. More often, people call me to […]

How and Why to Modify Your Divorce Agreement

Sometimes after a divorce has been settled, circumstances change. Are you aware that there is recourse? You can make financial modifications to the original agreement. Is it better to come to me individually to make the changes, or mediate together?

In a post-divorce matter, there are two ways I help:

I […]