ICYMI — 10 Surprising Health Insurance Facts You Need to Know!

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Don't have work-based health insurance, and you still didn't sign up for coverage through HealthCare.gov? We caught up with Lisa Zamosky, healthcare correspondent and contributor to the TurboTax Blog, who gave the scoop, so you don't have to sort through all the details alone, and can quickly make the... read more

Should You Start Saving Now to Buy a Home?

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A place to live doesn’t come cheap, especially if you want to set yourself up in or near a popular urban area. (Translation: You'll spend some serious dollar bills.) It can be one of the biggest expenses in your life. Go after what you want, but think ahead about how much you’ll need to... read more

5 Must-Know Secrets for How to Use Your Money to Make You Happy

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When you're arguing with your S.O. over budget, money -- or lack thereof -- definitely doesn't provide happiness. When you're in debt despite a combined six-figure income, that coin sure won't bring you joy. So what's the secret? Can dollar bills ever bring bliss?... read more

Finance Alert! How Much Young Couples Should Save for Emergencies

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You’ve been celebrating some of the biggest moments in your life recently, and the very idea of an “emergency” is a huge party pooper to say the least. But if you’re financially prepared, you’ll both be better able to handle the difficult times together. Here's what you need to consider. Q: Should we keep... read more

6 States of Emotion Every Couple Goes Through When Buying Their First Home

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You’ve been watching House Hunters and House Hunters International (a girl can dream), Property Virgin, Property Brothers … come clean -- you know HGTV shows have been playing non-stop when you’re home. And watching all those real estate programs makes you completely prepared for the reality of buying your own first home, right? Not!... read more

Should You Share a Credit Card with Your Spouse?

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When you're dating someone, those first getting-to-know-you questions don't include asking, "What's your credit score?" That's a mood killer. But once you're married, good credit is very sexy, especially when you need to get loans or get your credit checked for a few essentials (um, like a home and a car). “I think... read more

Hot Topic: Should You Upgrade Your Wedding Ring?

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When I got married, I chose a simple 18k, rose gold band without stones. I wanted something classic that could be worn with everything, was different than yellow gold and would pair well with my more elaborate engagement ring that had belonged to my grandmother, which my grandparents had given to me and my... read more

Should You Share Exactly What You Spend with Your S.O.?

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If only we could charge what we want without concern. If only ... and because money issues can wedge their way between couples whether they're married or living together, a plan can keep you connected. Here's what you should consider. Q: Should we be sharing exactly what we spend with each other and... read more

Just Married? The Clock is Ticking to Sign Up for Health Insurance

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Once you say "I do" (yay!), then there are the post-wedding to-dos (womp, womp). Sure you need to send out those thank-you cards, but before you start obsessing over what wedding picture you're going to put in them (gotta break it to you -- no one's going to care about it as much as you,... read more

Nestie Tip of the Week: Weekly Grocery Budget

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As a thrifty 20-something living in New York City, I can admit to opting for a frozen pizza or a bag of popcorn for dinner as an easy way to save some cash.  I always cringe as the grocery store cashier rings me up and usually (okay, always) regret buying that unnecessary organic ice cream or... read more