Marriage

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    Same-sex couples now face the same legal and financial issues as heterosexual couples; ...
  2. 5 Signs You Need A Postnup

    They're not the most fun thing to contemplate, but these contracts can actually help ...
  3. $3M Question: Dream Wedding Or Dream Retirement?

    Wedding season is in full swing, though millennials may be putting off marriage more ...
  4. When Taking Vows, Vow To Spend Less

    When we first went steady, it didin't matter that we had no money and weren't be ...
  5. You Can't Live On Love

    If your head is in the clouds, check out this down-to-earth financial advice for ...
  6. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not ...
  1. What effect will a prenuptial agreement have on a 401(k)?

    Courts have ruled that a prenuptial agreement for qualified plan (including 401(k)) assets is invalid. The logic is that ...
  2. When am I considered "married" for tax purposes?

    You are generally considered married for tax purposes as long as you were married as of the last day of the year, regardless ...
  3. My uncle died recently. He designated my mother and father as his beneficiaries in ...

    It depends. If the retirement plan is a qualified plan, then the plan administrator would refer to the plan document to determine ...
  4. My spouse is the primary beneficiary of my IRA. I also have a contingent beneficiary. ...

    A spouse who is the sole primary beneficiary of an IRA can always treat the IRA as his or her own. The contingent beneficiary ...
  1. Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
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