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Jun 22, 2020

Married Filing Separately: Who Does That?

You may have decided to wait until the extended deadline of July 15 to file your 2019 tax return. If so, you may wonder what the "Married, Filing Separately (MFS)" designation is all about. What does it mean, and does it make sense for you?

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Nov 19, 2018

Gray Divorce: What You Should Know

While any divorce comes with complexities, gray divorce comes with a unique set of issues to consider. And because gray divorcees are generally closer to retirement, there’s limited time to rebuild any wealth lost during the divorce process. It's important to understand the most impactful areas of gray divorce settlements so you’re not sacrificing your retirement in the process.

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Aug 20, 2018

Social Security Benefits for Your Spouse

As if Social Security isn’t confusing enough at times, Social Security spouse benefits can present a whole new set of challenges: When do you claim? Should you claim your benefits or your spouse’s benefits? How much of your spouse’s benefits can you claim? We’ve laid out several different scenarios to help guide you through what can seem like a labyrinth at times.

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May 1, 2017

Wedding Approaching? What about a Prenup?

What’s your reaction to the words “prenuptial agreement” or “prenup?” I’m betting “romantic” ...

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Jun 12, 2016

Wedding Costs! Really?

If you are over age 60, you probably spent a few thousand dollars or less for your wedding, including all the trimmings.

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