I Now Pronounce You Financially Fit

How to Protect Your Money in Marriage and Divorce

Pam Friedman

Prepare Your Finances—For Better and For Worse

This unique book explores an overlooked but pivotal truth: Divorce is a financial planning issue. All too often, people willingly enter into marriage without even discussing our investments, obligations, income, budget, or the impact a divorce might have on our financial futures. Why would we taint our special day by talking about money when there are caterers to hire and dicey family dynamics to manage?

Both men and women think marriage is supposed to be about trust, love, and romance. And it is. But we are ignoring and important reality. The current divorce rate is about fifty percent. In I Now Pronounce You Financially Fit, Pam Friedman talks about this financial elephant in the room. In marriage, as Friedman explains, it is never too late to protect our money from the financial devastation of divorce. And if divorce is unavoidable, her advice can help us through that too.

Pam Friedman uses her twenty-plus years of experience in financial planning and investing to advise us about how to address our finances as couples. By being sensible, informed, and realistic, we can prevent many of the financial problems that cause divorce—or that divorce can cause.

Read this book and let Pam Friedman help you discover your happily ever after.

Pam Friedman has over twenty years of financial planning and investment experience. Prior to partnering with Silicon Hills Wealth Management, LLC, Ms. Friedman was on Wall Street in both New York and London structuring and raising capital for both public and private companies. Upon her return to Texas, Ms. Friedman spent six years on the faculty of the Finance Department in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

In divorce, Ms. Friedman assists men and women in identifying all the assets of the marriage, including those that potentially may be hidden or under reported. She also provides detailed projections that demonstrate how different financial settlements will impact the client’s family for the short and long term. Lastly, Ms. Friedman helps ensure that other financial areas are addressed such as life insurance, beneficiaries, estate and college planning.

Ms. Friedman has been a regular speaker at meetings of the Austin chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Capital Area Paralegal Association, and the Austin chapter of Certified Public Accountants (CPA). She is a member of The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Austin chapter of Texas Women in Business and The University of Texas’ BBA and Business Honors Program Alumni Boards. Ms. Friedman earned the designation CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) in 2006 and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) in 2011. Pam is also a trained family law mediator. Pam holds an MBA, BBA and BA in Finance and Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

Pam married her husband Mitch in 2014. And, yes, they have a pre-marital agreement.