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Marriage and money

Learn how you can budget, save for the future, and successfully manage your finances together. Whether you're newlyweds or celebrating 25 years together, the information in these articles is sure to help you plan better - together.
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Marriage and Money

Emergency fund 101

Every financial expert will tell you that no matter your age or your income, you need some level of emergency fund. Learn how to get started, and you'll see just how quickly you can benefit.

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Marriage and Money

Financial advice for avoiding budget-busting overdraft fees

Overdraft fees can surprise even the most careful of spenders. From miscommunication to miscalculation, overdraft fees can quickly get expensive. Here are a few tips to help avoid them altogether.

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Marriage and Money

Financial discussion tips before remarriage

Because this isn't your first marriage, you should be sure you’re on the same page with handling your finances. Here are a few points to consider.

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Marriage and Money

Financial management 101: Teaching kids how to budget

Teaching kids how to budget is their first step towards financial independence when they are older. Managing money is more than finances; it is the ability to work towards a bigger picture.

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Marriage and Money

Financial management for newlyweds

Making this choice depends a lot on your financial habits and your collective discipline as a couple. Here are some suggestions on how you might tackle this new phase of your financial life.

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Marriage and Money

Financial mistakes to avoid

Budget planning does not come easy to the millennial generation. If you or a person you know is struggling it's not too late to get your financial plan in order.

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Marriage and Money

Financial planning for married couples: Filing income taxes separately & jointly

A big difference you'll notice when managing finances is during tax season. While there are benefits to filing taxes jointly if you are married, sometimes there are reasons to file separately.

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