Financial Planning for Singles

Six basic rules to help you secure your future.

The August issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance has advice to help couples who can't wed (or choose not to) customize their tax and estate planning. Finance Basics for Partners has tips on how unmarried couples can handle everything from property division to child custody to who makes end-of-life decisions.

It also offers these six rules to help singles plan their financial lives:

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.