After the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, hundreds of couples rushed to get married. But how many benefits come with tying the knot?
Overview of Federal Benefits Granted to Married Couples
“There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections provided on the basis of marital status in Federal law.”
11 Things You Never Thought Of When You Decided Not To Get Married
“Pew cites shifting public attitudes as one of the factors behind the shortage of wedding bells. For instance, half of all respondents agreed with a statement that society is just as well off if people have priorities other than marriage and children.”
Marriage Benefit: Couples’ Money Secrets Everyone Can Use
“The marriage institution may be in tatters, but people who do tie the knot still stand to gain from it. Couples who collaborate on money matters can benefit from a wide range of financial rewards that, by many estimates, can double their lifetime wealth.”
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