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Married and Gay? How Post-DOMA Laws Will Impact Your Finances

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Emerging laws following the overturn of DOMA are rapidly changing personal finance for married gay and lesbians couples. Here are the big things you need to know.

How to Merge Bank Accounts After Marriage

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There are many arguments for keeping your financial accounts separate from your significant other, but the fact is that once you are married, all of your assets are joined in the eyes of the law. Merging your bank accounts after marriage is a very good idea. Here’s why.

Funny Money: Arguing Over Money with Your Significant Other

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You try your best. You soak in knowledge from personal finance blogs with catchy names. You live and die by a budget. You max out your Roth IRA contributions. And none of it matters. Because no matter how good you happen to think you are with money, your wife/husband/live-in lovah will be certain that you […]

Death and Taxes…and Divorce? Don’t Let Tax Time Bring Your Marriage Down

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It’s no secret tax time can be hard on romantic relationships. From the timing of when to file, to tracking down the records, to just plain having to do something you don’t want to do. Take control, and don’t let April 15 be the most miserable day of the year.

What’s Love Got To Do With It? The Financial Benefits of Marriage

Many millenials aren't marrying and missing out on many financial benefits to marriage.

Marriage is in the news again. With the Supreme Court deciding who is worthy of being married,  it seems worth taking a moment to think about why even get married in the first place. Sure we can talk about the benefits of togetherness and the importance of the institution as a foundation for society and […]

How to Date Online Inexpensively

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If you’re single and seeking a relationship, chances are you’ve at least considered online dating. It became a hot topic among my friends last semester … two of them joined the free dating site OK Cupid, and we were all obsessed with hearing about their profile-browsing and dates. As even “traditional” daters know, doing the […]

♥ & $: Planning Your Dream Wedding? Might Want to Rethink That One

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I went to get my hair cut the other day and my stylist, Sergio, told me he and his fiancé have finally set the date for their wedding: September, 2013; only four years after the birth of their son. As Sergio said, “Better late than never.” Much controversy has arisen over the deep decline in […]

♥ & $: Making Do With Enough, Or Not

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Wrapping paper litters the carpet, little explosions of color and desire. The fire once raging has now mellowed sending the occasional spark past the screen onto the hardwood floor, a threat so minor we pay it little mind. The children have squirreled themselves into corners to assess their bounty. Most are happy, content even, and […]

♥ & $: Get Gift Giving Right

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The last time my husband surprised me with a gift was Christmas 2008. I had mentioned how much I loved the leather jacket a girlfriend was wearing and he got it in his head to buy me one just like it. He spent days searching stores, combed the Internet, and even called my friend to […]

♥ & $: Banning Black Friday and Other Lessons Learned Along the Way

Black Friday used to be a time to enjoy someone's company, dress up, and enjoy shopping. No more.

It was a tradition, something my mother and I did together on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We would spend the morning leisurely perusing the sales and then have lunch at I. Magnin’s, the august department store at the base of Union Square in San Francisco. My mother always insisted I put on my best Sunday […]