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A 5-Step Guide to Merging Finances After the Wedding

You’ve tied the knot and returned from your honeymoon – what a whirlwind! Congratulations on joining your lives; now, it’s time to do the same with your finances.   It’s well-known that money is one of the most common hindrances on marriage. We know you’re going to do just fine and live a happy life together – so instead of discussing what can go wrong, let’s talk about what you …Read More

Should You Consolidate Your Student Loans After Marriage?

Did you recently tie the knot?  Getting married is one of the largest steps people can take in life, and it comes with its share of difficulties and confusion, especially when it comes to debt and finances. With student loan debt for graduates increasing every year, many will begin to get married and wonder if they should consolidate their own student loans with their spouse’s. As marriage is the combination …Read More

‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ Protects Against Tax Fraud

By Jason Alderman I’ll wager that when most brides and grooms utter the phrase, “For better or for worse,” the “worse” they’re imagining probably involves situations like getting laid off or a prolonged family illness – not being the victim of tax fraud perpetrated by a current or former spouse. Married couples typically file joint tax returns because it lets them take advantage of certain tax credits and other benefits …Read More

Women Are Smarter Than Men

By Gary Silverman We have been brainwashed to think that men and women are essentially (except for some fun equipment) the same. There is now proof that men and women are different from each other: Women are smarter than men. Sure we may have had our doubts. I blame Lucille Ball. Lucy acted dumb on television and in movies compared to her hard-working entrepreneur husband, Ricky. Whether it was Lucy’s …Read More