In Business, The Advocate brings readers the latest news regarding developments in the LGBT business world. Find out the happenings of gay business leaders that are moving the Invisible Hand in the United States and around the world like Apple's Tim Cook, American Eagle's Robert Hanson, and 3M Unitek's Mary Jo Abler. Learn tips from the pros about managing the business affairs of day-to-day life for the present and future. Prepare for retirement and learn how changing laws regarding same-sex marriage, partnership, and adoption affects financial planning.
Last Minute Tax Saver
February 16 2012 4:00 AM ET

Last-Minute Tax Saver

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Got an IRA? This sneaky tax saving tip is perfectly legal, and there's still time to contribute for 2011.

Suze Says Sound Finances Fight Income Inequality
February 08 2012 4:00 AM ET

Suze Says Sound Finances Fight Income Inequality

Michelle Garcia

While we're still waiting for the nation to institute marriage equality, financial guru Suze Orman's arsenal of free or inexpensive advice has been her own way of sticking it to The Man.

Goldman Sachs CEO Makes Marriage Video for HRC
February 06 2012 11:45 AM ET

Goldman Sachs CEO Makes Marriage Video for HRC

Julie Bolcer

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has joined the Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, becoming the first business leader to participate in the public engagement project from the Human Rights Campaign.

Salt Lake Business Leaders Back Anti Discrimination Law
January 23 2012 3:08 PM ET

Salt Lake Business Leaders Back Antidiscrimination Law

Josh Hinkle

Salt Lake City business leaders say a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBT people would be good for business.

Two Ways to Start the Year Off Right
January 13 2012 4:00 AM ET

 Two Ways to Start the Year Off Right

Eric Mueller

Make 2012 your best year yet with this pair of websites.

Best Bang for Your Buck February 2012
January 09 2012 5:00 PM ET

Best Bang for Your Buck

Jeff Yarbrough

Looking for a half-million-dollar home in an LGBT mecca that's not San Francisco or New York? We have two fantastic options.

Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes
December 27 2011 3:35 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples Pay More Taxes

Winston Gieseke

CNNMoney reports that the federal government’s lack of recognition of same-sex marriages, which forces legally married couples to file separately on their federal returns, results in as much as $6,000 per year in extra taxes.

Let Your Money Talk to Help LGBT Organizations
December 26 2011 11:15 AM ET

Op-ed: Let Your Money Talk to Help LGBT Organizations

Jimmy Nguyen

A new report shows that less than 3% of LGBT adults in the U.S. gave money to any national LGBT organization, but that hasn’t stopped those who don’t donate from criticizing.

IRS Admits It Shouldnt Have Disqualified Gay Couples from Tax Credit
December 14 2011 2:37 PM ET

IRS Admits It Shouldn't Have Disqualified Gay Couples From Tax Credit

Lucas Grindley

Parents who adopt normally qualify for a one-time credit of more than $13,000. But the IRS sometimes refused applications from same-sex couples when one partner is adopting the other's biological child.

amfARs CEO on Bankrolling A Cure for HIV
December 01 2011 4:00 AM ET

amfAR's CEO on Bankrolling a Cure for HIV

Michelle Garcia

As the world marks 30 years of HIV devastating lives, homes, and nations, the CEO of amfAR looks to make sure the virus doesn't reach age 40.

At Google a Transgender Gold Standard
November 22 2011 8:00 AM ET

At Google, a Transgender "Gold Standard"


The search engine giant has significantly increased its coverage of transgender health care for its U.S. employees — and other companies are soon expected to follow suit.

Occupy Wall Street Hosts Gay Wedding
November 21 2011 11:00 AM ET

Occupy Wall Street Hosts First Gay Wedding

Julie Bolcer

Activists Jonathan Lopez and Ivan Cabrera married in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan Saturday.

Marriage Whats It Worth
November 17 2011 4:00 AM ET

Marriage: What's It Worth?

Rachel J. Robasciotti

Sometimes it’s more lucrative to stay single.