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When a Spouse Inherits an IRA

When it comes to deciding what to do with the proceeds from a deceased husband's (or wife's) IRA, the surviving spouse who inherits an IRA has a choice.

Are Maiden Names Really Worth $500,000?

Forget about cash-stuffed wedding envelopes. A Dutch study suggests brides could pick up an extra half million dollars by doing nothing -- specifically, by not changing their names. Women who kept their maiden names were judged to be more professional, were more likely to win a job, and attracted higher pay, the study showed.