Amanda Curd, Anchor Pilates, and Aaron Thomas, Prenups.com (Family Business Radio, Episode 50)
On this episode of Family Business Radio, host Anthony Chen welcomed Amanda Curd, founder of Anchor Pilates, and Aaron Thomas, the mind behind Prenups.com. Amanda shared her career journey from being a physical therapist to opening her own Pilates studio, focusing on functional movements and promoting overall physical and mental strength. She discussed tailored practices for clients from different backgrounds, including those with specific needs due to conditions like cerebral palsy.
Aaron explained the concept and importance of prenuptial agreements as a tool for financial transparency, communication, and fairness in marriage. Aaron emphasized the need for such arrangements to avoid potentially destructive debates and stressors later in the marriage.
Anthony followed up with his guests about what they’ve seen as common reasons for failure in their clients. He concluded the show with comments about commitment and communication as critical to success.
Anchor Pilates specializes in one on one Pilates sessions. Amanda, owner of Anchor Pilates, brings her extensive background in movement analysis and function to the Pilates studio. Strength, balance, and posture, and how they relate to the individual client, are the cornerstones of Anchor Pilates. She uses the Pilates method and background as a physical therapist to get the most out her clients to help them get the most functional movement in their lives. That functional movement is dependent on the client’s life goals. Anchor Pilates takes the life goals and uses the strength, balance, and posture you gain from Pilates to anchor to life.
Amanda Curd, Owner/Instructor, Anchor Pilates, LLC
Amanda Curd is the owner of Anchor Pilates, LLC, located in Alpharetta, GA. She is also a licensed physical therapist, has a degree in Food and Nutrition, and holds varying Pilates certifications. She lives with her husband David and loves visits with her son who is at college. She enjoys all things fitness and nutrition.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, knitting, and taking long walks.
Marriage is the most important legal contract you’ll ever sign, but no one has read it!
Today, the average couple has 8–10 bank accounts, 6-7 credit cards, equity in a property, multiple retirement accounts, tens of thousands in student loans, multiple vehicles, two jobs, and possibly a business, brokerage accounts, and inheritance. It is important to combine your financial lives fairly to avoid a messy end to a marriage, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars and have a devastating impact on each spouse’s life, children, and financial future.
Prenups.com has developed a plan for you to get married and structure your finances in a way that avoids the most common confusion and arguments couples have when it comes to their finances.
Often maligned, and seen as planning for the end of the marriage before it begins, or as a tool only for the ultra-wealthy, you can use this contract to lay the financial foundation for a happy marriage.
They’ll provide you with a customized playbook that eliminates the confusion about relationship finance, ensures you and your spouse have agreed to a fair plan for managing your money, and gives you the tools to plan for a long marriage together.
Aaron Thomas, Founder, Prenups.com
As a three-time winner of Atlanta’s Best Divorce Attorney, Aaron Thomas is one of the nation’s top experts in family law issues. He is a 2002 graduate of Harvard Law School, and from 2015-2022, his firm Aaron Thomas Law, was recognized by peers as one of the fastest growing family law firms in the state of Georgia. With clients ranging from NBA hall of famers and Superbowl winners to Grammy award winning artists, Aaron has extensive experience representing his clients in a range of family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
As founder of Prenups.com, Aaron is widely viewed as the go-to source for writing fair prenups. He carries a fundamental belief that establishing a solid financial foundation during engagement can prevent many common marital disputes, and that fair prenups help create happy marriages.
Anthony Chen, Host of Family Business Radio
This show is sponsored and brought to you by Anthony Chen with Lighthouse Financial Network. Securities and advisory services are offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. (RAA), member FINRA/SIPC. RAA is separately owned, and other entities and/or marketing names, products, or services referenced here are independent of RAA. The main office address is 575 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747. You can reach Anthony at 631-465-9090 ext. 5075 or by email at email@example.com.
Anthony Chen started his career in financial services with MetLife in Buffalo, NY in 2008. Born and raised in Elmhurst, Queens, he considers himself a full-blooded New Yorker while now enjoying his Atlanta, GA home. Specializing in family businesses and their owners, Anthony works to protect what is most important to them. From preserving to creating wealth, Anthony partners with CPAs and attorneys to help address all the concerns and help clients achieve their goals. By using a combination of financial products ranging from life, disability, and long-term care insurance to many investment options through Royal Alliance. Anthony looks to be the eyes and ears for his client’s financial foundation. In his spare time, Anthony is an avid long-distance runner.