Patrick McConnell with his wife Charlotte and their two boys Orion and Felix.

The Transaction: The Bar Tab

Oct 9, 2015
Two strangers, a bathroom emergency and an unpaid bar tab.
Posted In: The Transaction, love, couples, bar, blues music, marriage, kids

The hidden costs of marriage

Jun 19, 2015
Financial planner Jill Schlesinger crunches the numbers.
Posted In: marriage, weddings, finance, prenups, Taxes

The price of the American wedding

Jun 19, 2015
Florists, caterers, venues and dressmakers have big days, too.
Posted In: weddings, budget, marriage

The weird and wonderful world of elopements

Jun 19, 2015
For a themed service or a whim, Great Officiants is open 24 hours.
Posted In: weddings, marriage, elopement, gay marriage

What happens when two bank accounts get married

Apr 10, 2015
A couple discusses their financial approach to tying the knot.
Posted In: wedding season, weddings, marriage, Financial planner, financial planning, family finances
Screenshot from a 2015 Turbo Tax commercial asking, "Did you get married last year?"

Getting married can cost you at tax time

Apr 6, 2015
When both spouses earn similar incomes, married couples may pay more in taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, marriage penalty, Earned Income Tax Credit, marriage, tax
Mary and Chris Madoyris pose while waiting for their vow renewal ceremony to start during an Elvis Festival in Australia.

How online minister ordination mills work (or don't)

Feb 5, 2015
More brides and grooms are choosing to get married outside religious institutions.
Posted In: wedding, weddings, marriage
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day. A new study shows marriage is not as popular as it used to be.

Marriage and the class divide

Nov 24, 2014
Could stronger marriages narrow the class divide?
Posted In: marriage, couples, finances, families, labor force
wedding rings

More unmarried Americans, thanks to economic woes

Sep 24, 2014
The number of single Americans is at an all-time high.
Posted In: marriage, disappearing jobs, pew research center

Women, divorce, and long-term finances

Jul 30, 2014
Higher divorce rates can lead to money woes for older women.
Posted In: divorce, marriage