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Marriage

Marriage is the legal process of recognizing the union of two people in a relationship. Many couples choose to merge finances when they marry.

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NewPosted February 3, 2016
Linda Jacob

Linda Jacob

CFP®, AFC®

I have to answer your question with a few questions. Do you and your wife have a budget? Do you decide how you are going to spend your money each mo...

NewPosted February 2, 2016

You would file the state returns separately. You would file in Oregon, and he would file in Colorado. Alternatively, you could file jointly in both ...

NewPosted February 2, 2016

IRS keeps your taxes. That is its job.

NewPosted February 2, 2016 · Charlotte, NC
Larry McClanahan

Larry McClanahan

CASL®, CFP®, ChFC, CLU

In order to determine if you're the primary designated beneficiary, check the latest beneficiary designation form on the policy/account to see if yo...

NewPosted January 29, 2016

What you are proposing is possible, but I would get good legal counsel to help you tune the fine points of your plan. I have had clients do this with ...

NewPosted January 28, 2016

Both of you can't be head of household unless you have a household to head. The one of you that provides a home for the children can file as head of ...

NewPosted January 28, 2016 · Cincinnati, OH

Married filing separately, is the absolute worst way to file. The only reason to file separately, would be if one spouse owes a lot in taxes, and the ...

NewPosted January 28, 2016 · Bend, OR

There are a couple of salient facts missing from the information you posted to give you a well reasoned response. You have two amounts outstanding aga...

NewPosted January 27, 2016
CCCS of Buffalo , Inc. (NFCC)

CCCS of Buffalo , Inc. (NFCC)

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A cosigner can always be a good option if you have no credit score or a limited credit file; in most instances a strong co-signer would give you a hig...

NewPosted January 27, 2016

The answer to your question is not only based on your income, but is based on the real estate market in your local area. Determine how much of a mort...

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