Where Your Tax Refund Should Go
While it may be tempting to spend your tax refund on a weekend getaway, there could be better ways to utilize that extra cash. You could start an emergency fund, pay off a credit card, or even donate to your favorite charitable cause. Before you decide where the money will go, consider the following ideas […]Continue reading ›
Jointly or Separately: How Should Married Same-Sex Couples File Taxes?
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 […]Continue reading ›
IRS Changes for Same-Sex Married Couples
So you’re a same-sex couple who can now marry in your state (or marry in a state other than your home state-where allowed). That’s great! What they don’t tell you when you get your marriage license and walk down the aisle is that your financial picture will change. In many ways, you’ll see things become […]Continue reading ›
Financial Planning Strategies Post-Windsor
With marriage now an option for same-sex couples, more favorable planning options are now available. Here’s a quick checklist for same-sex married couples in the wake of the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges rulings. Workplace Benefits: Healthcare Spousal healthcare. Check to see whether you or your spouse can receive better […]Continue reading ›