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.
Financial preparation for unexpected job loss
The best way not to stress is to be prepared. As soon as you know you are going to lose your job, there are several things you may need to do right away.
Financial spring cleaning: Living on a budget in 10 easy steps
Seventy percent of families in the U.S. are not prepared for a financial setback.* Fortunately, it's not too late to employ good money habits and form a working budget.
Get credit counseling and budget help at a trustworthy agency
When you need a little help with managing your money, you can pay to get help. Credit counseling agencies can help you work through budget issues, financial education and bankruptcy prevention.
Gig workers and taxes
Working for yourself is a great feeling, but figuring out how much you owe in taxes can be tricky.
Gross income vs. adjusted gross income
Knowing what you earn before taxes and deductions is an important figure to be familiar with, but it is also important to know what that number is after taxes and deductions.
Having a spouse cosign on a loan
Using a spouse as cosigner on a loan or credit card can bring about some unwanted financial challenges. Learn more about the pros and cons.