Tax Planning

5 End of the Year Tax Tips for Newly Married Couples

With reality comes taxes and the challenges that a newly married couple must face. Once the honeymoon is over, it’s time to start getting serious about your finances as a couple. And that includes getting your tax situation in order. Remember that your marital status is determined by your status on December 31. As the year draws to a close, and as you consider your new married filing jointly status, here are five tips to keep in mind.

Income and Investments

Love and Marriage: How Much Are You Paying Uncle Sam for Your Wedding [Infographic]?

Average wedding costs are back on the rise with the average cost for tying the knot at about $28,000 in 2012. Newlyweds (or their families) are spending more due to regained confidence in the economy and all the new amenities available for guests (everything from photo booths to cartoonists). Our infographic looks at the average costs of wedding expenses and the sales tax associated with those costs.