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Newly Engaged? Marry Your Finances When You Say 'I Do'

Newly Engaged? Marry Your Finances When You Say ‘I Do’

Ah, it's Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air. Sweethearts everywhere will mark the day with long-stemmed roses or chocolate covered strawberries. But for many couples, it’s the day they take a big...
Heading down the aisle

Headed Down the Aisle? Money Shouldn’t Trip You Up

Part 1 of the Life Happens series. Saving for retirement, or any other future goal, is a long-term commitment. It’s easy to stay on course when your investments match your time horizon and your risk tolerance. However,...
Top Wedding Cost Statistics 2014

Chart of the Week: Our Wedding Cost How Much?!

Planning for big life events has never been as important, especially considering the average cost of a wedding in 2014 eclipsed $30,000. According to a recent survey by The Knot, couples spent an average...

Chart of the Week: Americans Not Saying “I Do” in Record Numbers

Census and other population data (2012) reveals that a record one-in-five adults (42 million) ages 25 and older had never been married, which is up dramatically from only one-in-ten adults that had not walked...

Chart of the Week: Couples and the Great Money Divide

Money causes the most discord between couples—over things like chores, what to eat, and other matrimonial matters—with 70% of married people arguing about financial matters. According to a recent survey by Market and Research...

Chart of the Week: Kids Still Have Hands Out After College

According to a University of Arizona study, approximately half of recent college graduates are receiving financial help from their families, and only 30% are completely self-sufficient two years out of college. While student loans...