Divorce Education and Financial Empowerment: One-Stop Shopping from the Nation's Leading Non-Profit Educators
Whether the goal is divorce, a stronger marriage, or simply becoming smarter, Second Saturday Divorce Workshops provide the curriculum
Welcome to Second Saturday Divorce Workshops, the nation's longest-running educational workshop for financial literacy, legal rights and emotional well-being during divorce, separation and marriage. It empowers attendees by providing critical legal, financial and emotional information in a supportive, cooperative learning environment that fosters hope, independence and divorce literacy.
Workshops are led by volunteer professionals in areas of finance, mental health and family law. The three-part curriculum is provided by WIFE.org, and adapted by individual presenters to conform to individual state law, workshop format and learning style. Presenters also offer individual follow-up assessments that may be free or paid, helping presenters achieve the emotional and educational benchmarks necessary for moving forward, in or out of marriage.
While Second Saturday was originally tailored strictly for women navigating divorce, thousands of workshops later, it became clear to presenters around the country that women (and some men) were also attending for the non-biased education, many even implementing what they learned and choosing to stay married.
For Melanie Johnson, Second Saturday Senior Leader and Director of Educational Outreach, her own post-divorce transition from Kindergarten Teacher to Second Saturday educator came naturally: "The most rewarding part of being a teacher for 12 years was touching the children's lives. And, while the idea to become a CDFA® was initially suggested by my second husband, it was my desire to continue making an impact that made me so passionate about helping women become empowered financially!"
Since 2006, Melanie has taught over 150 Second Saturday workshops in Austin, TX, putting her teaching skills to great use. She was and continues to be a critical part of Second Saturday's national rollout, by sharing her knowledge and expertise with other potential workshop presenters. And, as the workshops continue to multiply, professionals who are also educators at heart are stepping forward to lead them.
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If you are interested in finding out if you qualify to become a Second Saturday Divorce workshop instructor, visit www.SecondSaturday.com.
About Second Saturday and WIFE.org:
Second Saturday: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce is a nationally renowned non-profit educational workshop that has been replicated in over 120 locations across the country. With over 12,000 alumni in San Diego alone, Second Saturday has also raised over $300,000 for various charities. Workshops are led by volunteer presenters around the country who are committed to helping and educating others during life transitions.
Second Saturday is offered through WIFE.org, the nation's longest-running non-profit devoted to female financial literacy. WIFE.org has been providing free, unbiased advice and financial curriculum to millions of avid students since 1987. Founders Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall are nationally known advocates and educators, with a desire to help others that has defined them through their non-profit for almost nearly three decades.
Bahr and Wall are as dedicated to their cause today as they were when they first began. In 2013, they were honored as KPBS Heroes as part of National Women's History Month for their WIFE.org and Second Saturday efforts.
With a career spanning over three decades, Bahr is a nationally known advocate for women's financial independence, and was named by Investment News as one of "Twenty Women to Watch." Wall is a nationally recognized expert and columnist on the subject of women and money. Her credentials include CPA, CFP®, and CDFA®. She has authored eight books on personal finance and was named one of the 250 top financial advisors in the country by Worth Magazine eight years in a row.
Bahr and Wall have been speaking nationally on behalf of their non-profit since it was founded, offering workshops and making media appearances on shows such as NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CBS This Morning, CNNfn, PBS and National Public Radio. They also travel around the country speaking to women's conferences organized by State Treasurer offices. For more information, visit www.WIFE.org and www.SecondSaturday.com.