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Marriage and Money

Social Security: How To Change Your Name After Marriage

MoneyTips | Posted 06.28.2016 | Weddings

Congratulations! You are getting married soon, and you are caught up in a whirlwind of planning activities. There are so many details to consider that you may forget one important detail that applies if you are changing your name -- applying for a new Social Security card.

If You Think Money Buys Happiness, Watch This

Posted 08.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

"Winning the lottery changed our lives for the worse," says Jodie, whose husband, Edwin, hit a $25 million jackpot when he and 14 co-workers bought ti...

With Wedding Season Upon Us, Financial Advice For Newlyweds

Ryan Bailey | Posted 08.31.2014 | Weddings
Ryan Bailey

There is no one right way to manage money with your partner. That being said, there are some things that every couple should take into consideration as they approach marriage and go about exploring their financial options.

Married Couples Fight Over This More Than Anything Else

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Weddings

It is said that money is the root of all evil, so it's no surprise that married couples fight over money more than any other subject, according to a n...

Make Sure You Talk About This Before Saying 'I Do'

Posted 05.27.2014 | Weddings

By Holly Kylen for Bridal Guide Put yourselves on the right financial path with these tips from ING wedding finance expert Holly Kylen. Don't do...

Our Travel Budget Is Out of Proportion to Our Income, and We're Okay With That

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Maureen Anderson

When Darrell and I were newlyweds it was difficult for me to get used to how unhappy he almost always was at what things cost. It was difficult for him to get used to how unhappy I was at how unhappy he was.

Want To Help The U.S. Economy? Get Hitched

Posted 11.11.2013 | Weddings

Want to do your part to help America's economy? Get married. A recent Gallup poll says that married Americans spend more money than their single c...

6 Embarrassing Questions You Must Ask Your Fiancé Before Marriage

Neal Frankle | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

It's fine to have your head in the clouds when it comes to your soul mate. But when it comes to finances, it's important to have your mind on the numbers. That's because a financial mismatch between and your sweetie can sour any relationship fast.

Filing Taxes, For Better Or For Worse | Posted 04.19.2013 | Weddings

This Sunday, Patrick and I will celebrate our first anniversary as married people. I would love to tell you the last twelve months have comprised a li...

A Novel Approach To The Prenuptial Agreement

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Amidst the promises of a lifetime of togetherness and joyful wedding preparations, now is the time to also think about the true value of a prenuptial agreement

How A Prenup Can Strengthen Your Future Marriage

Erik Newton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Weddings
Erik Newton

I once began a talk at a conference by saying that a premarital agreement is the most romantic thing a couple can do together.

4 Ways To Make Money Talks Less Stressful

Women & Co | Posted 04.07.2013 | Weddings
Women & Co

Oh, couples. We argue about chores; we argue about sex; we argue about managing our children. But, most often? You guessed it: We argue about money.

3 Conversations All Newlyweds Must Have

Denise Oliveira | Posted 01.24.2013 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

The best way to avoid the money trap and stay happily married? You've got to talk about money with your partner.

How Out-Earning My Husband Is Ruining My Marriage

LearnVest | Posted 11.29.2012 | Weddings

The idea of a wife being the primary or sole breadwinner is a relatively new one (though a new study shows that over half of American women are household breadwinners), but speaking as that sole earner: I don't like it.

What The Heck Are 'Postnups' Anyway?

Ken Altshuler | Posted 11.21.2012 | Weddings
Ken Altshuler

Postnuptial agreements can serve as a valuable tool to help prevent these potential trouble spots from escalating into serious disputes that might ultimately jeopardize a marriage.

3 Money Matters You And Your New Spouse Need To Deal With NOW

Charles Tran | Posted 11.13.2012 | Weddings
Charles Tran

You may feel like you can now breathe a big sigh of relief and settle right into marital bliss but there is still one outstanding task that remains to be tackled -- the marrying of your financial accounts.

Why My Husband's Job Makes Me Feel Uneasy

LearnVest | Posted 10.22.2012 | Weddings

No matter how far removed an argument was from our finances, at the climax of each disagreement he would throw his breadwinner status in my face, as if to say I had no right to complain about anything. It enraged me.

3 Ways To Protect Your Finances In A Split

Gabrielle Clemens | Posted 09.30.2012 | Divorce
Gabrielle Clemens

Summer is for weddings, not divorces. But since approximately 10 percent of marriages fail during the first five years, and 25 percent don't make it to their 10th anniversary, couples should be proactive and do some financial planning in advance just in case married life is short-lived.

Financial Infidelity: Are You Cheating On Your Spouse?

Adrian Nazari | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money
Adrian Nazari

What red flags should partners look for if they suspect financial infidelity? Here are a few telltale signs.

Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Weddings
Women & Co

Whether you and your soon-to-be-husband need to sign a prenup should really be decided on a case-by-case basis. But how do you know what makes the most sense for you in particular? Keep reading, and learn what Jeff Landers says you need to know to help decide once and for all: should I sign a prenup?

WATCH: More Women Are 'Marrying Down'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Weddings

For the first time, more women are marrying for love rather than for money, according to a study released this month by the Institute for Public Polic...

Merging Money: Steps To Take Before And After The Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.05.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I hear about clients who are engaged and buying homes together because the interest rates are so low and I cringe and pray that it's all going to work out perfectly in the end. My daddy always said, "Don't buy anything with anybody you're not married to."

Separate Accounts: It May Save Your Marriage

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Sex and money -- two things couples fight about the most. For couples with joint accounts, the money arguments can get heated and even lead to a breakup.

9 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before You Even THINK About Getting Married

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weddings
M. Lin

Finances are the foundation for the life you're about to build with someone -- and no one should enter a marriage blindly without assessing whether this foundation is rocky or solid.