Marriage & Divorce

Merging and diverging your financial lives.

Getting Ready to Merge Finances

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes…talking about money.

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How can couples deal with income differences?

How to deal with the dilemma of disparate incomes within a couple. (NerdWallet.com, 2016)

Managing Your Money Together

Mine. Yours. Ours. Make these first decisions together.

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How to Plan for Retirement as a Couple

Newlyweds should think about joint, long-term goals, such as retirement. Don’t overlook the planning needed to enjoy your golden years together. (TheBalance.com, 2016)

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The Retirement Prospects of Divorced Women

A hefty report from the SSA’s Office of Recruitment and Disability Policy covering social security benefits for divorced women and factors that affect income amounts. (Social Security Administration, 2012)

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How Marital Status Affects Retirement Benefits

Did you know married couples are eligible for retirement benefits? Find out more with this article. (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)

Diverging Finances

This may be the last thing you want to think about, but it should be the first thing you do.

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Opening and Closing Accounts When Divorcing

Cover your bases during your divorce by reviewing these tips from an attorney. (Lawyers.com)

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The Cost of Divorce

Divorce can drain both your emotions and your finances. Here are a few things to keep in mind during this stressful process. (TIME.com, 2016)

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Divorcing Women: When Can You Withdraw Funds From Joint Accounts?

Read through some detailed guidance on when women can withdraw money from joint accounts during divorce. (Forbes, 2013)

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Pros and Cons of Keeping a Secret Fund In Case You Divorce

Divorce Financial Strategist Jeff Landers details the advantages and risks of secret savings in case of a rainy day. (Forbes, 2013)

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