Divorce is a common affair in America today, but it hits some groups harder than others. Yes, race can be a factor -- but far more telling is financial status, among other things. For answers, 24/7 Wall Street digs into the Census Bureau%u2019s May report, Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009.
America is DIY Nation, but in certain financial situations, a do-it-yourself strategy can make a bad situation much worse, because in investing and money matters, most of us don't know what we don't know. Here are eight times in your life when the high stakes demand that you call in the experts.
Tiger Woods may not have won a PGA tournament in nearly two years, and his last attempt to take home a green jacket from the Masters was a bust, but the virtual Tiger is on a roll: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters has broken all sales records for the Electronic Arts franchise.
A cracked foundation brings down the best structures--house or relationship. Even if your marriage hasn't progressed to The War of the Roses stage, emotions run high around property issues. Here are a few things to consider as you part ways with your significant other.
Modern couples are bringing more assets into their marriages -- and more liabilities too including credit card debt, student loans and mortgages. It may be unromantic, and the subject of a prenuptial agreement is fraught with emotional peril, but here's why it's worth discussing.
Economic theories have long helped investors improve their portfolios, but can they also help improve your marriage? A new book called Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage and Dirty Dishes, argues the answer is yes.
Your investment adviser is an important partner in your life -- after all, who knows your intimate financial details better? It's an intensely personal, yet professional, relationship. Here's what to do when you discover that it's not an ideal marriage.
It's certainly not easy, but for those who can do it, calculating expenses jointly helps clarify points in the negotiation that should be acceptable to both parties. And any post-divorce expenses will need to consider all manner of child care costs.
Except for child custody matters, dealing with the division of assets is always the main area of stress during divorce proceedings. But you can take concrete steps that will take at least some of the pain out of the process, as Part Two of our series explains.
Even in a "friendly" divorce, both parties must make sure they're doing everything possible to protect their financial futures. But people in the midst of a divorce often don't know where to start. In this three-part series, we'll take you through the five key steps. Here's Part One.
These payments fell in 2009 for first time in the U.S. in more than three decades, and while the official government report for fiscal 2010 won't be out for months, it's likely that it, too, saw that downward trend continue. Stubbornly high unemployment is the primary culprit.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rules requiring companies to disclose metrics that try to prevent balance sheet "window dressing".
Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts about the Standard & Poor's 500 reaching its lowest price-per-earnings ratio ever, a biotech stock with the potential to quintuple in value and the market price of Marilyn Monroe's chest and pelvis X-rays.
Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including a reality check on the panic about Microsoft, good news for the real-estate industry and a sign the job market might be back.
Facebook and other social networking sites have developed an unusual, but perhaps unsurprising, new fan base: divorce attorneys. As more people stray into infidelity via connections made on the Internet, lawyers are profiting from the evidence left behind by all that online over-sharing.