Second Saturday Founders
Second Saturday was founded in 1988 in San Diego, California by Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall. The class was created to help people in any stage of untying the knot. Nationwide, Second Saturday has helped almost 10,000 people successfully navigate the financial, legal and emotional issues surrounding what can be an emotionally challenging and costly life transition.
With the high number of divorces in our country, Second Saturday aims to empower people with education necessary to make informed decisons as they go through the process.
Robert R. Franskousky, our Second Saturday Regional Leader in Northeast Florida, is a Managing Principal and Wealth Advisor for the “Private Wealth” practice group in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. In addition to being certified as a CFP®, PPC™, AIF® and an MBA, Robert is also a CDFA® (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst). This divorce-specific certification has prepared him to assist with the financial nuances associated with divorce.
Over the years, Robert has worked with numerous clients going through or contemplating divorce. He recognizes the importance of people getting financial, legal, and emotional education as they go through the divorce process. Getting accurate information allows people to make informed decisions for their future. Robert is a firm believer that people who take the time to get informed before and during divorce are better equipped to make the educated decisions for their futures.
Robert has over 30 years of wealth management and executive banking experience with prominent financial firms including, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, SouthTrust Bank, KeyBank, Fifth Third Bank and Barnett Bank. He has been with LPL Financial | Private Wealth for 10 years. Robert is also an active member of our community, serving on boards and in numerous volunteer organizations.
Sharon Hardy has worked with Robert over the past few years to create an informative, confidential, and safe environment for people going through what can be the most challenging time of their lives. Sharon's personal and professional background allow her to understand many of the challenges you may face. Over the course of Sharon's career, she has gained valuable experience at companies such as Deloitte Consulting, Federated System Group, Wachovia Bank Card Services, Hardy Life Coach, LLC, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She has the passion and experience to facilitate a class that can empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions for your future.
She and Robert bring in local attorneys and other professionals to provide the latest legal, financial, and emotional information in the class. The goal is to create a setting for people thinking about divorce or in the process of divorce to get the information they need to make informed decisions. Although it may be tempting to navigate the divorce process hastily, it is crucial to recognize that the decisions made during this time will have long-term consequences. Thankfully, you do not have to go through it without support.
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