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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 But commentator Anne Alstott says the joint return is obsolete, and the nation would be better off without it.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

Happily ever after in a cross-class marriage

Jun 22, 2012
Fewer people are marrying across class lines. But those who are making the leap are finding that how they grew up influences how they grow together as a couple.
Posted In: marriage, cross-class, class

Letters: Creating a paper trail

May 11, 2012
Our weekly dive into the mail bag, and L.A. Times personal finance columnist David Lazarus helps a caller with a question about record-keeping.
Posted In: Personal Finance, listener mail, peter morici, paddy hirsch, david lazarus, student loans, credit scores, Credit Cards, marriage

For five years of love and fiscal responsibility

Feb 17, 2012
A marine declares his love for his wife of five years, who along with love diligently sent him burned copies of Marketplace Money every week through two tours of duty.
Posted In: marriage, finances, Savings, Retirement, military

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