OTTAWA — A major federal investigation into spousal violence says it cost society at least $7.4 billion for the thousands of incidents that occurred in just one year.
The Justice Canada study examined a broad range of economic impacts, from policing and health-care to funerals and lost wages, for every incident of spousal violence in 2009.
Faisal Karmali had been a financial adviser for 10 years when he decided to add divorce financial planning to his toolkit.
Since then, his practice has surged, with new clients seeking advice at what may be the most financially fraught time of their lives.
Bob T., a loyal MR reader, asks the following:
10 (or more) most famous mistakes in economics.
Viner on costs and Feldstein on Social Security come to mind. Malthus? Not
talking about old vs. new economics, but simple analytical errors and bad
predictions.That's a good start. What else might be listed? Just to circumvent various hobby horses in the comments section, let's avoid Marx and Marxists, Keynes, and the last twenty years.
Social Security benefits can be difficult to understand. And trying to coordinate your Social Security to maximize your spousal benefit is even harder. But when you take social security and divorce together, it can be tortuous.
Tiger Woods admitted Wednesday that his own misdeeds and mistakes doomed his marriage and left him and ex-wife Elin sad as they now try to help their children cope with life after the split.Two days after their divorce was finalized and a day before he tees off in the first US PGA playoff event, world number one Woods spoke about the divorce brought about by his multiple affairs in a scandal exposed last November."My actions certainly led us to this decision," Woods said. "I made a lot of errors in my life. That's something I'm going to have to live with."