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What is Hawaii’s “Reciprocal Beneficiary” Relationship, and Does It Make Sense for You?

BY Kaycee Cuaira

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Hawaii has a unique, legally-recognized relationship that is similar to a civil union and can impact estate planning. It’s called the “reciprocal beneficiary” relationship. Hawaii’s …


5 Ways Marriage Counseling is Decreasing Our Money Fights

BY Andy Hill

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My wife and I don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to our money. The things that get me excited about our finances …


How to Curb Money Fights in Your Marriage

BY Andy Hill

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Money touches nearly every part our lives. That’s doubly true for our marriages.Our mortgages, our jobs, our kids and even the food we eat as …


The Pros and Cons of Combining Finances as a Married Couple

BY Emily Omier

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Congratulations on your marriage! You’ll be combining your life with your spouse in many ways, but you should also think about how you’ll be combining …


When (and How) to Talk to a New Partner About Money

BY Emily Omier

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One of the golden rules of dating is to never bring up money on the first date—but finances are also the number one source of …


Financial Conversations You Should Have Before Getting Married

BY Chris Durheim

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My wife Jaime and I are celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary this month! It’s been an amazing journey but, like most marriages, we’ve had our …


How to Prepare Your Financial Paperwork For Divorce

BY Brynne Conroy

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Divorce is traumatic. Your entire life—both the present and the future—are changing dramatically as you separate from the person you thought would be your partner …


The Definitive Legal and Financial Checklist for Newlyweds

BY Sam Mcroberts

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If you recently got married, congratulations! You may feel like you just jumped a number of hurdles and can now rest at the finish line. …