When *Narelle was 44 her world turned upside down. Her husband, a highly accomplished engineer, had decided to leave the marriage unexpectedly.
Not only did it leave Narelle emotionally vulnerable, but also financially disadvantaged too. Because although she was a full-time healthcare worker and paid a good salary, she didn't feel financially confident. Plus, Narelle was the primary carer of their two children.
The divorce proceedings were ugly.
And ultimately, it left her struggling economically. Because her husband was far more financially savvy than she was.
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For the past ten years, she has been working on her financial literacy – something she now wishes she had done sooner. It's a scenario so many women have experienced.
*Kate is in her mid-30s and works in a high-powered tech job. She shares two kids under ten with her husband, who she has a great relationship with.
Recently, Kate decided to get a mid-nup.
She knew she wanted to protect her kids' financial future along with her own if a divorce was to occur. She also had a sizeable amount of inheritance from her parents. It was her inheritance that had mostly funded Kate and her husband's home.