Some structured settlements may offer significant advantages
A structured settlement offers advantages that you can't get anywhere else. Let's start with the tax benefits. All income from your annuity is exempt -- not deferred but completely exempt -- from federal and state taxes. Your payments are also exempt from taxes on interest, dividends, capital gains and the dreaded AMT. (For more information, see Sections 104 and 130 of the Internal Revenue Code.) read more
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Sign Here
Move over, heirs and heiresses: Baby boomers are flocking to sign prenuptial agreements, too.
New Yorkers Laura Jackson and Gary Zaremba met on a dating website in 2005. Two years later, Mr. Zaremba, a 52-year-old real-estate developer, popped the question. Ms. Jackson accepted. Then he popped another: "Will you sign a prenuptial agreement?" read more
5 Personality Traits That Lose You Money
Financial advisers are looking more at "behavioral finance" -- how people's thinking affects their money management. read more