Love and Money 2011

  • Romantic Homes Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:40 PM ET
    During the Valentine’s Day season, Americans everywhere feel a bit more romantic. While lovers clamor to purchase gifts for a significant other, some see the ambience of their environment as the biggest component of the holiday. How better to achieve the perfect atmosphere than in a perfectly romantic home. Recently, a real - estate listing website, surveyed realtors across the U.S. and ranked America’s 10 most romantic homes for sale, based upon the impressiveness of the home as well as easy ac

    TopTenRealEstateDeals.com ranked America’s 10 most romantic homes for sale, based upon the impressiveness of the home as well as easy access to a wealth of romantic activities.

  • Heirs to Billionaires Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:39 PM ET
    Every parent wants to be able to help their child. In some cases, this means coming up with the down payment on a car, and in others, it means co-signing an apartment lease. Then there are times when it means offering them a controlling stake in a major US corporation. The fortunes passed down from billionaire parents to their children have allowed businesses to continue under well-known family names long after the principals are gone. Those fortunes have also provided their the resources to get

    See who some of these billionaires are, and how their children are using their resources.

  • The Pros And Cons Of Cutting Your Kids Loose Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    If your kids are making their own dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, it’s probably time to discuss their financial independence. Once they reach college or turn 19, how you form relationships with your children can have fiscal consequences both good and bad.

  • Prenuptials: Yours And Mine, His and Hers Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 1:43 PM ET
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    Love is one thing; money quite another. Marriages these days resemble financial partnerships more than outright mergers. No surprise then that the number of prenuptial agreements is soaring . “People are much more protective than before.” says one attorney.

  • Social Media Sites May Be Ready For Romance Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    Match.com, eHarmony and other traditional online dating may have rivals looking to capture their audience. After all, dating has always been a social activity.

  • Spoil Your Kids With Love, Not Money Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:22 PM ET
    Child with money

    Whether it is best intentions or bad habits, the way parents approach money can make a lasting impression on the children. So try a little tough love and self control.

  • Life Insurance Is Not About You Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:22 PM ET
    Life Insurance

    Life insurance policies can be complicated at best, unintelligible at worst.  Bottom line: There are two basic types of life insurance: term and whole.  A useful analogy to explain the difference is buying versus renting. With term life insurance, you’re renting

  • Ever hid cash from your spouse or partner? How about a bill? Maybe lie about debt or income? If so, you have plenty of company in modern America. Along with love and money, apparently come secrecy and deception. Now, here's how to avoid it.

  • Nine Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your Marriage Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:23 PM ET

    If you want your marriage to last, you should also make time for an open and honest heart to heart over your financial future together.  So answer these nine questions.

  • When Two Incomes Become One Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:28 PM ET

    Surviving on a single salary, after you’ve built a life on two, takes planning, discipline and above all else, a willingness to make tough choices.

  • Lending Money To Family And Friends Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Lending money to family members and good friends is always risky, but if you must follow these guidelines to make it rational, reasonable and legal.

  • Helping Your Kids With Money Problems The Smart Way Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:28 PM ET

    With financial struggle more the rule than the exception these day, many financially stable parents are looking for ways to help their newly married children alleviate some of the burden. Here's some tips.

  • For Same-Sex Couples, Different Financial Pitfalls Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:27 PM ET
    Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines

    There are a host of financial and legal scenarios for which you need to be prepared--in some case simply by leaving your home state.

  • Making Money Talk Easier Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:28 PM ET

    Talking about money with family can be extremely stressful, but it is possible to do it and do it well, if you remember some simple rules: Do it early, build the relationship, and have empathy.

  • Heart Of The Matter Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    Money is both the great equalizer and the great divider. The latter is particularly true when it comes to family and friends, whether it's parent-child, siblings, old pals, husband and wife. Our special report, 'Love & Money' has plenty of tips on how to handle your money and your relationships.

  • Death, Taxes And Estate Planning Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    "Most taxpayers are less concerned about the estate tax than they were before," says John Gast, partner and tax attorney at Brennan, Manna & Diamond.  But that's no  reason to forgo estate planning.

  • CNBC Poll: What's A Fair Approach To Divorce? Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    New York recently became the last state to adopt a no-fault divorce law, ending lengthy court battles, but unlike California it does not require equal property rights, which essentially divides assets in half.

  • CNBC Poll: How To Tax Inheritance Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | 2:03 PM ET

    Congress recently revised the estate tax law, setting the tax-free threshold at $5 million. The terms, however, will apply for just two years, requiring another act of Congress. Tell us what you think the level should be?

  • Love and Money Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    Valentine's Day is about money as much as love. Take our quiz to find out what you know about both.

  • The world's most expensive divorces Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch

    Chris Rock and wife Malaak are the latest to hit the skids. But what are the biggest divorce settlements and who has paid the most?