Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Labor Department told employers this week to give same-sex married couples the same benefits they offer other married couples, but will all of them listen?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:24 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Most same-sex married couples are waiting on their state tax departments to finalize rules on how they must file state tax returns. So far only Wisconsin and Louisiana have decided.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage opened the door for same-sex couples to get the same retirement benefits that heterosexual married couples enjoy.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:28 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which will have important implications for same-sex couples.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:41 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which will have important implications for same-sex couples.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:59 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Gay couples who say “I do” in New York and the five other states that have legalized same-sex marriage should also quickly consider retirement planning, because the financial implications of a same-sex partnership are more complex than they are for conventional marriages. Anna Pfaehler, a CFP with Palisades Hudson Financial Group in Scarsdale, N.Y., offers

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 12:38 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Married couples usually have two choices when deciding which tax-filing status to use, married filing jointly or separately. But it’s a bit more complicated for spouses in same-sex marriages. In the states where such marriages are legal, gay and lesbian married couples typically are afforded the same filing status options as their heterosexual counterparts. On Internal Revenue