Life Stages

Home Ownership

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. State Laws Dictate Division Of Joint Property

    In breakup, divorce or death, community or common law will determine how property is divided.

Saving & Budgeting

  1. Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples

    In her latest personal finance post, Jessie Szymanski takes a closer look at a major cause of conflict in American marriages. Here are five things you must discuss with your ...
  2. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  3. How Not Having Kids Can Help You Save For Retirement

    It's much easier to save for retirement when you choose not to have children.
  4. Marriage: For Richer Or Poorer?

    Marriage can be like doubling an income, as long as you avoid doubling these expenses.
  5. Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  6. The Beauty Of Budgeting

    Make it to the end of the month, before you run out of money.

Tax

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  5. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  6. Newlyweds? Tips For Filing Your Tax Return

    For many couples, it pays to file for taxes together. But what are some of the obstacles you should watch out for?

Life & Health Insurance

  1. Buying Private Health Insurance

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

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  3. 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 to buy.
  4. Marriage Vs. Common Law: What It Means Financially

    The number of unmarried couples is on the rise, but your relationship may or may not be given the same benefits as married couples.
  5. Life Insurance: Putting A Price On Peace Of Mind

    Would your death leave loved ones financially stranded? Find out how to ease your mind and keep them protected.
  6. How Much Life Insurance Should You Carry?

    Learn how much - if any - insurance you really need.