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Tips for Choosing Employee Benefits, Part 2: Same Sex Couples

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for LGBT Couples Financial Planning for Gay Couples Investment Advisor September 28, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

When you are deciding whether or not to walk down the aisle, you may want to take employee benefits into consideration. Some companies recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships when it comes to perks such as employer-sponsored health insurance, but others do not. To ensure that you are taking advantage of everything your employer has […]

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The Ins and Outs of Cohabitation Agreements for Same-Sex Couples

Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Planning for Gay Couples August 30, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

Cohabitation agreements are legal agreements that can be formed between couples who live together. While they can be useful tools for heterosexual couples, they are especially valuable to same-sex couples who choose not to marry. These legal documents allow individuals to protect their assets and interests while their relationships are in good standing – just […]

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Ready for Baby? Considerations for Same-Sex Couples with Kids

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Advisor for LGBT Couples Financial Planning for Gay Couples July 28, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

Many same-sex couples have children or are planning to have them in the future. Some enter the relationship with kids from a previous marriage or union, while others may look to adopt or use a surrogate. If you are in a same-sex relationship and looking to add to your family, there are some things you […]

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage?

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Planning Financial Planning for Gay Couples Mortgage Lending July 17, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

If you search the internet, you can uncover as many articles telling you to pay off your mortgage as ones encouraging you to keep it forever. Why are so many financial advisors divided over this one issue? The truth is that it’s simply a matter of strategy, and what works for some people may not […]

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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements for Same-Sex Couples

Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Advisor for LGBT Couples Financial Planning for Gay Couples Financial Planning for same-sex couples Gay Friendly Financial Advisor Annapolis May 22, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

Although some same-sex couples may not want to admit it, divorce may be on the horizon for them. It’s the unfortunate reality in today’s world. With ambiguous laws and some states still not realizing certain types of civil unions, the division of assets could be much hazier when it comes to same-sex couples separating. If […]

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College Planning Tips

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Advisor for LGBT Couples Financial Planning Financial Planning for Gay Couples Financial Planning for same-sex couples March 2, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

It takes a lot of money to put a child through college. According to The College Board, the tuition for a public, in-state, four-year college averages $9,650 for the 2016-2017 school year. Out-of-state students average $24,930 this year, and students who are attending a private school are paying an average of $33,480. If you and […]

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Women and Investing

Financial Planning Financial Planning for Gay Couples LGBT friendly financial Advisor June 30, 2016 Author: Woody Derricks

Women and Investing A recent study by Fidelity shows that women tend not to get involved in their long-term financial planning. Why, you ask? According to the study, it’s because they lack confidence in their knowledge of financial planning and investing and are reluctant to talk about money. This lack of confidence in long-term financial planning […]

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Moral Peace of Mind with Socially-Responsible Investing

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Financial Advisor for LGBT Couples Financial Planning for Gay Couples Gay Friendly Financial Advisor Annapolis Investments LGBT friendly financial Advisor June 28, 2016 Author: Woody Derricks

In the wake of the Orlando shooting as well as other acts of gun violence over the past few years, I’ve been asked more and more about limiting gun manufacturers from client portfolios.  For those clients who have been concerned about guns, we’ve been discussing socially-responsible investing. While socially-responsible investing has been around for some […]

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An Overview of Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples

Financial Planning Financial Planning for Gay Couples April 15, 2016 Author: Woody Derricks

An Overview of Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples It’s been almost three years since the Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage to be recognized as marriage at the federal level (U.S. v. Windsor, June 2013) and almost a year since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States by over-turning the gay marriage bans […]

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