Life Stages

  1. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  2. 3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    Couples have certain advantages over individuals when it comes this purchase. Be sure to look at your future home as an investment.
  3. Buying A Home As A Couple: What Changes, What Doesn't

    If you are considering buying a home as a couple, make sure you know what changes if you and your partner aren't married.
  4. Buying A Home: Brand New Vs. Fixer-Upper

    We check out the advantages of each of these options, and look at the issues involved with a fixer-upper.
  5. How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
  1. Hey, Newlyweds: Say 'I Do' to Combining Finances

    These tips for newlyweds will ensure that both partners are on the same page when it comes to joining finances for the first time.
  2. Have A Charming (And Cheap) Wedding

    Learn how to have the wedding you've always wanted ... without going broke.
  3. Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Money issues hamper many marriages.
  4. Financial Questions to Ask Him Before the Wedding

    Money secrets can be poison for a marriage. But honest discussions – even when there are differences – can lead to happy solutions for both of you.
  5. How to Financially Prepare Your Kid for the World

    Preparing your kids for financial success is important. Here is a quick guide to setting them up to be smart about money.
  6. This Is the Year to Start Budgeting

    Whether your issue is credit card debt, student loans (or the fact that Social Security isn't rising next year), it's time to learn how to build a budget.
  1. Top Reasons to File Separately When Married

    Usually couples file their taxes jointly, not separately. Except for these possible exceptions...
  2. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.
  3. Divorce Over 50: Seven Mistakes to Avoid

    With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring. How to avoid money trouble when you sever ties with your spouse.
  4. Must-Do Financial Moves For Same-Sex Marriages

    Same-sex couples should create the safeguards all married people need, plus a few more. The good news: You may be owed a tax refund.
  5. How Women In Transition Should Mind Their Finances

    With roughly 80% of women dying single due to divorce or outliving their spouses, they must become more involved in their financial planning – and advisors must to do more ...
  6. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  1. Why to Buy Term Life Insurance with a Conversion Option

    Why you should always purchase a term life insurance policy that allows for an unrestricted conversion option.
  2. How Advisors Can Help Expectant Couples

    Bringing a child into the world makes parents more acutely aware of their finances. Here's how advisors can help expectant ...
  3. How Much Life Insurance Should You Carry?

    Learn how much - if any - insurance you really need.
  4. Buying Private Health Insurance

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  5. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  6. Why You Should Buy Life Insurance

    If you haven't thought about life insurance or you're toying with the idea, we give you some reason why it might be wise ...

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