For somebody who claims to be known as a ‘firecracker’, Maureen Sullivan is a woman who has been burned more than her fair share.
Aged 61, she has been swindled out of $168,000 by a conman, lost a $5m fortune and missed out on a stock market jackpot worth double that.
She has gone bankrupt with just $50 in her hand, been sued for defamation and had a string of toyboys, one [...]
From Sovereign Man:
The idea of international diversification is a simple one – if you live, work, hold investments, own property, structure your business, store gold, etc. in the same country as your citizenship, then you truly have all of your eggs in one very fragile basket.
If just one little thing goes wrong, whether it’s a court case, divorce settlement, political instability, government agency “administrative error,” or some noxious bureaucrat who’s [...]
BRAVEHEART star Mel Gibson’s former wife has landed a £271million Christmas present – half his fortune as a divorce settlement.
Mum-of-seven Robyn, who was married to Gibson for 31 years, did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement when they married in 1980.
So she was able to claim the bumper payday in what is believed to be Hollywood’s costliest divorce and is due to become final on January 9.
Former dental nurse Robyn has [...]
“Getting the house” — once the end all, be all of divorce settlements — is becoming a recession-era hot potato for splitting couples.
Reduced liquidity, homeowners insurance, underwater mortgages, shoddy neighbors, and a dour housing market spell doom for divorcees who can barely afford the payments, let alone the emotional stress of trying to rid themselves of the house or save it, writes Marcelle Sussman Fischler in Forbes.
It’s just another sign the financial [...]