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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements for Same-Sex Couples

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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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The Importance of Beneficiary Designations, Especially in Same-Sex Couples

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The Importance of Beneficiary Designations, Especially in Same-Sex Couples  The last time you purchased a life insurance policy or set up a retirement account, do you remember who you designated as your beneficiary? As your life changes, your beneficiaries may need to change, too. They should be reviewed periodically, if not annually, to ensure that […]

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College Planning Tips

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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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Jointly or Separately: How Should Married Same-Sex Couples File Taxes?

Financial Planning for same-sex couples Gay Friendly Financial Advisor Annapolis Tax Planning Taxes February 28, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

With tax filing just around the corner, many new same-sex couples are asking whether or not they should take advantage of simplified joint filing or file separately, as they did before marriage. While it may seem easier, filing jointly could actually result in higher taxes! It’s best to examine your circumstances and then consult a […]

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I Do, or I Don’t: The Financial Impact of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Estate Planning for Gay Couples Financial Planning for same-sex couples January 30, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

While the LGBT community has been fighting for marriage equality, marriage doesn’t necessarily help when it comes to a same-sex couple’s financial situation. Married couples may end up losing tax credits or find themselves in a higher tax bracket, making them subject to the not-so-friendly marriage penalty. On the other hand, estate and retirement planning […]

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