The role of finances in gray divorce

Divorce rates have been steadily declining since the ‘90s for all age groups except for one – the baby boomers. This phenomenon of rising rates is referred to as gray divorce, and one of the main reasons for the rise is financial differences. In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean and wealth planners Andy Smith and Isabel Barrow explore what these financial differences are, including financial infidelity, and how a planner can help.


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