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  • Happy 8th Mad Money! Vote For Your Fave Moment  Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:36 PM ET

    Mad Money is celebrating 8 years, and you're invited to join in by telling the crew your favorite moment.

  • When Filing Taxes Jointly Might Not Be a Good Idea Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    The "marriage penalty" that often made filing jointly more costly is mostly gone. But there are still instances when filing separately may be warranted.

  • Does Marriage Make You Drink More or Less?  Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells walks into a bar to find out first hand if, according to a report by Psychology Today, women drink more after they say, "I do," but men drink less.

  • Scotus Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage  Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Supreme Court will rule on gay marriage, reports NBC's Pete Williams; and Kerry Picket, Washington Times; WABC Radio Talk show host Mark Simone; and Democratic Strategist Jimmy Williams, provide perspective.

  • Avoiding Holiday Package Theft Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 3:41 PM ET

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • FBI Investigation Uncovered Petraeus Affair  Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 7:36 PM ET

    Discussing news that the FBI withheld its findings about Petraeus' affair from the White House and congressional leaders, with Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King (R).

  • CIA Dir. Resigns Due to Extra-Marital Affair: NBC  Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    NBC News Andrea Mitchell discusses the announcement that CIA director David Petreaus is resigning due to an extra-marital affair.

  • CIA's David Petreaus Submits Resignation: NBC  Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    According to NBC News, CIA director David Petreaus is resigning due to an extra-marital affair, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Why Do Married Men Earn More? Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    Married men are paid higher salaries than any other type of employee. Part of this can be explained by the gender-wage gap — but it's also likely that there are other factors in play.

  • QTIPs, are often used to guarantee an inheritance to children of an earlier marriage.

  • Ready for a Divorce? Your Money May Not Be Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    Many people's first inclination when going through a divorce is to hire an attorney, but experts say divorcing couples could benefit just as much from financial help.

  • Brazil: Three People Enter Civil Union in Sao Paulo Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 6:56 AM ET
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    A public notary in Brazil has sparked controversy by approving the civil union between three people in Sao Paulo.

  • Gay Rights: Does Taking a Stand Affect Business? Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    When a company takes a stand on a hot-button issue like gay rights, does it affect the bottom line? Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A inadvertently hit the button to find out when President Dan Cathy publicly came out against same-sex marriage.

  • When Businesses Take a Stand on Gay Marriage Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 5:06 PM ET
    HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 01: PETA and the LGBT community's "Chick-fil-A Is Anti-Gay!" protest occurs at Chick-fil-A on August 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

    The Chick-fil-A controversy has been nasty and protracted. Why has it become such a risky proposition for businesses to take a public stand on same-sex marriage, one way or the other, when it was almost a non-issue for businesses just a few years ago?

  • Say Yes to Marriage, but Never to Joint Checking Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    Newlyweds can mutually protect their credit scores by keeping their finances unentangled.

  • Worth It? Heathrow Coughs Up for Smooth Olympics Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Five years of planning. 150 rehearsals this year alone. Fifty staffers dedicated to nothing but preparations for the Olympic Games. These measures aren’t cheap, but Heathrow Airport is hoping the long-term benefits of being the official host airport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games outweigh the near-term costs.

  • Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines

    Same-sex couples and their children are vulnerable, both legally and financially, in the 33 states that do not allow same-sex parents to both adopt.

  • The 5 Most Common Financial Mistakes of Divorce Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 3:47 PM ET

    Emotions can get the best of us, whether we're getting into a marriage or getting out of it. Here's how to make sure your heart doesn't rule over your head during your divorce.

  • Divorce & Dollars  Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 2:44 PM ET

    One million divorces occur in the U.S. each year, which means 2 million divorced people are added to the divorced pool annually. It's a huge population of people in need of many services -- lawyers, therapists, financial advisors, movers and childcare. Businesses are now beginning to think about marketing such services directly to this large but underserved segment of the population.