Sure times are tough, but there's no reason money has to divide you and your spouse. Talk it out, compromise and improvise and you'll probably find ways to save money, from your home to your IRA.
Whether it's marriage, parenthood or retirement, they'll always be pitfalls to avoid. Start by being open and honest and you're half way there.
If people have trouble talking about money during the best of times, you can imagine what a deep recession can do. Marital experts say it is important for couples who are beginning to feel the repercussions of the economic crisis to take time to work on their relationship to ensure it will endure.
Prenuptial agreements are often associated with millionaire moguls and super celebs, but the truth is prenups are not only for the über rich and famous. In fact, people of all ages and ranges of net worth could find a lot of value in signing one before they tie the knot.
The number of Americans trading in marriage for cohabitation continues to rise. So, assuming that arrangement means commitment and longevity, couples need to make sure you have an estate plan in place to avoid some very unwelcome surprises down the road.
Five months into the Wall Street Crisis, the Big Apple is positioning itself as the new marriage capital, reports CNBC.com's Natalie Erlich.