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A Marriage Starter Plan for Finances: Even If You’re Late to the Party
personal finance

A Marriage Starter Plan for Finances: Even If You’re Late to the Party

Of course, the sooner the better, but it’s never too late for couples to get on the same page financially. Here are some points to discuss ASAP.
January 6, 2021
Living Together, But Not Married? Consider A Cohabitation Agreement
Getting Married

Living Together, But Not Married? Consider A Cohabitation Agreement

Couples who love and support each other, but who don’t intend to walk down the aisle, could benefit from settling some important issues upfront. It co…
December 3, 2020
11 Worst Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds
spending

11 Worst Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds

When it comes to wedding gifts, it’s not just the thought that counts.
May 31, 2019
The Money-Management Secrets of A 56-Year Union: “It’s Always Been Ours”
retirement

The Money-Management Secrets of A 56-Year Union: “It’s Always Been Ours”

Money is a frequent cause of marital friction. Not with Eddie and Sylvia Brown, however. They have kept financial concerns from coming between them. H…
August 17, 2018
How Should Couples Merge Their Finances While Still Maintaining Financial Independence?
spending

How Should Couples Merge Their Finances While Still Maintaining Financial Independence?

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October 31, 2017

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How to Set Financial Goals
investing

How to Set Financial Goals

The most important step toward financial security is to translate it into your own terms.
December 19, 2016
How to Get Out of Debt
credit & debt

How to Get Out of Debt

There are several steps you can take to ensure your credit rating isn't ruined.
December 16, 2016
Worst Wedding Gifts to Give
spending

Worst Wedding Gifts to Give

Don't waste your money on presents the newlyweds don't want.
September 23, 2016
How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships
spending

How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships

Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.
August 10, 2016
Smart Tax Tips for Newlyweds
taxes

Smart Tax Tips for Newlyweds

A few key moves after you’ve tied the knot can help you avoid tangles at tax time.
August 1, 2016
What Your Credit Score Says About Your Love Life
credit & debt

What Your Credit Score Says About Your Love Life

A Fed study finds that couples with higher credit scores are more likely to stay together.
December 31, 2015
How to Buy a Diamond Ring for Less
spending

How to Buy a Diamond Ring for Less

Prices on diamonds have come down, but smart shoppers can save even more on engagement rings and holiday jewelry gifts with these tips.
December 2, 2015
How to Throw a Wedding for $5,000
spending

How to Throw a Wedding for $5,000

There's no need to go broke when you get married.
November 16, 2015
5 Choices for Changing Your Name After Marriage
options

5 Choices for Changing Your Name After Marriage

Since a lot's in a name, make your move wisely.
October 30, 2015
How Same-Sex Marriage Affects Taxes, Social Security Benefits
taxes

How Same-Sex Marriage Affects Taxes, Social Security Benefits

What you gain in Social Security benefits, you may lose in taxes.
September 2, 2015
6 Common Money Mistakes Newlyweds Need to Avoid
savings

6 Common Money Mistakes Newlyweds Need to Avoid

Get your marriage off on the right financial foot by talking openly with your new spouse and avoiding these financial faux pas.
July 2, 2015
10 Financial Things Newlyweds Must Do
savings

10 Financial Things Newlyweds Must Do

After you say "I do," you have some important money matters to attend to.
July 2, 2015
Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money
savings

Summer Camps That Teach Kids About Money

These camps offer lessons on the basics of personal finance.
June 26, 2015
The Financial Challenges of New Relationships Later in Life
retirement

The Financial Challenges of New Relationships Later in Life

Despite legal and financial drawbacks, lots of older couples forgo marriage.
March 10, 2015
Tax Savings for Young People
taxes

Tax Savings for Young People

By keeping track of moving expenses, using a Roth IRA to save for your first home and timing your wedding, you can save come tax time.
January 7, 2015
Tax Planning for Same-Sex Couples
taxes

Tax Planning for Same-Sex Couples

Whether legally married or registered as domestic partners, gay and lesbian couples from certain states and the District of Columbia can file joint ta…
January 7, 2015
Tax Planning for Newlyweds
taxes

Tax Planning for Newlyweds

Will getting married cut your tax bill or will you fall victim to the marriage tax penalty?
January 7, 2015
6 Things to Know About Your Spouse's Finances
savings

6 Things to Know About Your Spouse's Finances

Make sure you and your husband know about each other's accounts and important documents.
January 7, 2015
Secrets to Marital and Money Bliss
credit & debt

Secrets to Marital and Money Bliss

Yes, love and money really CAN mix. Use these practical techniques to cool off even the hottest financial issues.
January 6, 2015
A Primer on Prenups
credit & debt

A Primer on Prenups

Follow these five tips before saying "I do."
January 6, 2015