So you’re about to tie the knot. Let me offer my congratulations! I do worry, though, about your bank account. Getting married is one of the costliest decisions of your life (financially, I mean). I remember the after-effects of our wedding on our finances … shock sums it up nicely. I don’t mean the wedding, which itself can cost a small fortune (an average $18,000, says the website Wedding Report). I mean the honeymoon. As someone who has researched honeymoon destinations and watched others decide their post-nuptials in exciting and different ways, I’ve compiled money-saving hints to keep you from incurring too much debt. Here are my Top 5 money-saving tips for a honeymoon destination:
Even with the costs of washing reusable containers, bringing lunch from home is a bargain
Miami Hurricanes, in trouble with the NCAA, play Ohio State Buckeyes, already sanctioned by the NCAA. So who won in terms of financial sanctions?
Back taxes plus interest amount to $500 million so far. The IRS program allows tax cheats to declare their assets overseas, pay back taxes, interest, and reduced penalties, and avoid jail time.
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Authorities in London have charged a trader for Swiss banking giant UBS for his alleged part in a $2 billion fraud case.