Life Changes 2011

Quiz: CNBC Quiz: The Cost of Life's Big Events

When we think of life changes, it's easy to focus on single days: a wedding, a birth, a school graduation or other momentous events involving religion, work or family. Life changes, however, are as much about periods or phases as they they are events or days. Pregnancy can never be compared to parenthood. Empty-nest status can be more powerful than retirement. On the down side, there's divorce, unemployment, widowhood.

Life changes can also often carry large financial costs as well as emotional ones. How much do you know? Take out quiz.

Posted 4 May 2011