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Ask Carmen: Leaving a career for love

Jan 31, 2014
Some advice to Susi, a 54-year-old professional in Connecticut, who is weighing retiring early to spend more time with her older, already retired fiancée.
Posted In: ask carmen, marriage, Personal Finance, advice

Ask Carmen: Becoming partners in sickness and in health ... and in money, too

Dec 13, 2013
Mark in Great Falls, Montana, is looking to find love a second time around and wants to know the financial implications of combining money with a new spouse.
Posted In: ask carmen, Personal Finance, marriage

American author takes aim at Chinese concept of 'Leftover Women'

Jul 10, 2013
American Joy Chen's book 'Do Not Marry Before Age 30' has become a hit in China, where traditional society labels unmarried women in their late 20s 'leftover women.'
Posted In: China, marriage, women

Just say no to joint tax filing

Apr 12, 2013
The joint tax return may seem as inevitable as the income tax itself. But commentator Anne Alstott says the joint return is obsolete, and the nation would be better off without it.
Posted In: Marriage and money, marriage, Taxes

When your heart wants what's bad for your wallet

Mar 25, 2013
If you think about it, marriage is one of the most important financial decisions a lot of people make. But most people don't think of it that way.
Posted In: love, marriage

Tech companies tell Supreme Court: We support same-sex marriage

Feb 28, 2013
Technology firms like Facebook and eBay are heavily represented among corporations and cities filing briefs supporting same-sex marriage in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted In: marriage, gay marriage, Tech, Supreme Court

What to expect from wedding websites

Feb 12, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell on the new era of wedding wed-sites.
Posted In: wedding, marriage

A marriage on and off stage

Sep 7, 2012
A couple shares how they manage being each other's spouse and business partner.
Posted In: marriage, business

Heading towards fiscal health

Aug 31, 2012
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS MoneyWatch.com editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.
Posted In: family, marriage, Social Security, identity theft, Retirement, emergency fund, college

A richer life with no kids

Aug 24, 2012
A married man in his forties reflects on his choice to not have children.
Posted In: children, marriage, Savings, spending

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