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  • Chances are your standard of living will drop after you split, and your might never recover — unless you get remarried.

  • Getting Married? Put AMT Repeal on Your Gift List Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    Marriage is full of financial surprises, and, for those considering it these days, there's a new one — married couples are nearly six times as likely than single taxpayers to trigger the AMT.

  • Marriage, Divorce, Money Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    Marriage and divorce. When it comes to the convergence of emotion and money, those two events not only define our quality of life but also our standard of living. For this and other reasons, we decided to focus our 2012 edition of "Life Changes" on marriage and divorce — and money.

  • As Two-Income Model Matures, Divorce Rate Falls Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:33 AM ET

    Not only are people getting better at picking the right partner, couples are also becoming increasingly comfortable with the ebb and flow of incomes in their relationships.

  • Providing for the Kids, Post-Breakup Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:32 AM ET

    If you think providing for your children after divorce is basically about diapers, dentistry and diplomas, you're in for a life of surprises.  Consider everything and work them out  to avoid explosive issues down the road.

  • Should You Hire a Wedding Planner? Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:27 AM ET

    If you're short on time and patience, it might be worth the money, but if you're the decisive type you can go it alone and find almost everything you need through the Internet.

  • How to Pick a Divorce Lawyer Monday, 7 May 2012 | 9:24 AM ET

    "Look for a lawyer the same way you would look for a surgeon — as if your life depended on it,” says a New York attorney who has handled some high-profile cases.

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    After a steady stream of criticism since the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs is trying to burnish its image, the New York Times reports.

  • Speed Divorcing: Like Speed Dating, Only ... Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 2:06 PM ET
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    One of the latest trends in divorce is something called "speed divorcing." It's a lot like speed dating only with break-ups, not hook-ups. Seriously, who has time for the long version?!

  • Wedding Insurance: Protecting Against 'I Do' Mishaps Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    Wedding insurance has become an increasingly popular option after several high-profile instances of severe weather disrupted bridal plans last year. A shaky economic climate has also fueled interest in the policies.

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    In the same way that brides consult 1,000 people along their path to bliss, from cake makers to DJs, divorcing couples have a ton of people to meet as they disembark from their marital joy ride. Enter "Start Over Smart," a divorce expo. It's like a bridal expo, only with less cake and more lawyers.

  • Goldman Sachs' Gay Marriage Spat     Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the details of the dispute regarding Lloyd Blankfein's participation in a human rights PSA for same-sex marriage.

  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    "When the history books are written about Goldman Sachs," wrote Greg Smith in his very public resignation, "they may reflect that the current chief executive officer, Lloyd C. Blankfein, and the president, Gary D. Cohn, lost hold of the firm’s culture on their watch." But Blankfein and Goldman are creating another split—between groups supporting gay marriage.

  • Washington Lawmakers Pass Gay Marriage Bill Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 7:14 PM ET

    The Washington state House of Representatives approved a Senate-passed bill to legalize gay marriage in a vote on Wednesday, moving the state another step closer to becoming the seventh to recognize same-sex nuptials.

  • 12 Best Cities for Online Dating Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 12:47 PM ET
    This being the era of Facebook and Twitter, it only makes sense that online dating has become one of the main sources for meeting new people.Online dating sites, from top contenders such as to more niche sites such as drew nearly 626 million visits in January, according to But where are the best cities locations for singles to take the online dating plunge? Look at cities with the biggest pool of online daters, according to and the up-and-coming where people meet their match based on the types o

    Where are the best places for singles to take the online dating plunge? Look at cities with the biggest pool of online daters, where people meet their match based on the types of dates they propose.

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    Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, is stepping onto a prominent and politically charged stage, the New York Times reports.

  • 12 Unique Dating Sites Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    As the saying goes, there’s someone for everyone. Thanks to the Internet, love can be found at first click. But if the scope of general dating sites is overwhelming, don’t fear. There’s now an easy way to narrow the playing field, thanks to hundreds of niche dating websites that cater to almost any specialty imaginable.There are sites for practically every religion and ethnicity, and even sites for redheads and men with mustaches. But what if you’re interested in someone who loves cats, is a Sta

    Thanks to the internet, love can be found at first click. Here are 12 sites that could help you find that special someone.

  • Should Alimony Laws Be Changed? Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    A movement pushing for changes to alimony laws in several states in growing across the country. USA TODAY reports.

  • Is Gay Marriage Good For Business? Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Washington state may be the next American state to legalize gay marriage. It has the support of several major companies, but Microsoft is the most high-profile business to back it. Prominent figures in the business community support marriage equality, as was the case in New York, the last state to legalize it.

  • A Wall Street Woman on the Two Types of Wall Street Men Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 12:52 PM ET

    I've recently been trying to do some research into divorce rates on Wall Street.