Estate planning is important for everyone — especially for same-sex couples.
When Edith “Edie” Windsor and Thea Spyer met in 1963, they likely didn’t envision changing the status of same-sex marriage for the entire nation.
Same-sex married couples can now plan for how their financial lives will change when it comes to federal taxes and benefits.
When creating your financial plan, it helps to think like you are building a pyramid, with insurance as the base.
Getting married again? Finances can become complicated for blended families. Plan ahead to avoid confusion.
Smart household budgeting is part art, part science.
Whether you’re saving for a child’s education or a new home, there’s a strategy to it.
The right type and amount of insurance coverage changes over time and depends on many factors.
An insurance company’s financial strength is the best indicator of its ability to pay claims.
There are two basic kinds of life insurance: term and permanent.
With proper planning, life insurance can help provide a solid financial foundation for you and your spouse.
If you are thinking about buying life insurance for your child(ren), consider these pointers.
Caring for a family member with special needs is a big responsibility. With planning, you can feel better knowing that their future needs will be met.
If your spouse isn’t a U.S. citizen, you may face special estate and financial planning issues.
Creating a budget can help you build a healthy financial statement and increase your net worth.
A mutual fund offers simplicity, diversification and the flexibility to redeem shares on request.
Your IRA is like your car — it needs periodic maintenance to keep it in good running order.
Couples should tackle financial planning together in case one person loses the ability to make decisions.
Consolidating retirement accounts belonging to you and your spouse or domestic partner can help simplify finances.
Here are some steps you can take to help you and your spouse lead a financially healthy lifestyle.
When you started contributing to a retirement plan, you named your beneficiaries. Do they need to be updated?
It is not easy losing someone you love. When the time is right, do what is right for you and your family by taking the steps necessary.
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