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The Perfect Prenup

Prenuptial agreements—contracts that specify how assets will be divided if a marriage ends in divorce—are no longer just for the…

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How Did the Bezos Blow It So Bad?

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos were married about a year before he founded Amazon. Who knew that 25 years later he…

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These 5 Financial Fibs Will Get You Into Big Trouble

Honest people know without being told that they should avoid obvious fraud such as writing bad checks or using someone…

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The Pros And Cons Of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms

It can cost you thousands of dollars to have a lawyer draft your will or a divorce settlement. Even paperwork…

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Why You Don’t Want The House In The Divorce

And Other Assets That Aren't Worth As Much As You Think Be very careful how you split up the possessions…

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The Pros and Cons of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms

It can cost you thousands of dollars to have a lawyer draft your will or a divorce settlement. Even paperwork…

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Eat This Plus That!

Foods and Drinks That Are Healthier Eaten Together Well-chosen food pairings do more than just excite your taste buds. Consuming…

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Involved in a Lawsuit? Watch Out for These Attorney Tricks

If you are ever involved in a lawsuit, you likely will be asked to give a deposition. Exception: Depositions usually…

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Is Your Lawyer Overcharging You?

Watch for These Warning Signs Even if you never break a law, at some point in your life you will…

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How to Post Bail After an Arrest

Even the most law-abiding citizen may have to post bail for a friend arrested in a DUI traffic stop or…

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Why Are Contracts So Complex?

Have you looked at a contract lately—whether it’s from a bank or an insurer or a car-rental company? Easy to…

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The Verdict on Prepaid Legal Plans

Prepaid legal plans promise to provide a lawyer’s help when you need it for a modest subscription fee of $20…

Divorce & Marriage

Watch Out for These Financial Traps If You’re Divorced or Remarrying

It’s hard enough to tackle standard estate-planning issues, but a divorce or remarriage further complicates the task. Here’s what you…

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5 Things Your Lawyer Might Say…But Shouldn’t

Some lawyers stretch the truth with clients and prospective clients. If your lawyer or a lawyer you’re considering hiring tells…

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Divorced? You Could Be Entitled to Much More Social Security

Breaking up is hard to do -- but on the bright side, it may provide some extra retirement benefits. The…