Estate Planning Wills

A Guide to being the Executor of an Estate

This post originally appeared on Fabric Dealing with the aftermath of the death of a loved one can be an incredibly emotional time. That said, it’s also a very important time financially, for you and for other people named in this person’s last will and testament. If you’ve been named the executor of an estate, duties […]

Entrepreneurship Insurance

Life Insurance for Entrepreneurs – What You Need to Know

This post originally appeared on Fabric Many people start thinking about life insurance when they start a family. What if your business is your “baby”? Whether or not you’ve got actual kids, when you’re an entrepreneur, you have a legacy to protect and other people’s financial needs to consider. Here’s why life insurance is often […]

Personal Finance

Family-Friendly Cities with Great Public Transit Options

This post originally appeared on Fabric Who wouldn’t want to live in a city with fantastic public transportation? Most Americans, especially families, rely on personal vehicles as their primary mode of getting around. Across the entire U.S., only about 5 percent of workers commute via public transit, probably due to a combination of suburban sprawl and inexpensive […]

Personal Finance

A Financial Literacy Lesson from the World’s Cutest 4-year-old [Video]

This post originally appeared on Fabric One of the questions we often hear from readers is, “How can I teach my kids financial literacy? How can I get them to be responsible with money?” We like to think of personal finance as a two-way conversation. Even though you’re the parent, you shouldn’t be doing all the talking. […]

Insurance

Marijuana & Life Insurance – Here’s How it Can Affect Your Rates

This post originally appeared on Fabric When you apply for life insurance, insurers collect information about your health and lifestyle to calculate your risk levels, and your rates. So, uh, what if you’ve got April 20th circled on your calendar . . . and not because of a birthday or anniversary? Can you still get life […]

Personal Finance

How to Protect Your Finances During a Divorce

This post originally appeared on Fabric Corrie LoGiudice’s marriage ended shortly after her baby was born. A breadwinning mom supporting her husband and child, LoGiudice realized that the pressures of stay-at-home parenting were aggravating her husband’s addiction issues, turning their home into an unhealthy environment for the whole family. Getting a divorce the next year, […]

Personal Finance

The Cost of Homeownership for Millennials in These Top Cities

This post originally appeared on Fabric Homeownership has long been a cornerstone of the American Dream. But stagnant wages and rising real estate prices are making homeownership less attainable, especially for millennial families. “Student debt, rent burden and tight housing supply are the top contributing factors to the affordability crisis,” explains Archana Pradhan, a senior economist at […]

Personal Finance Wills

Let the Housework Wait – 10 Things to do Instead

This post originally appeared on Fabric. Let’s be honest: parenthood is hard. There is a never-ending list of things to do (ugh, tax season, anyone?) and housework always seems to be one of the most pressing. There’s always something that needs to be picked up from the floor. There’s the laundry, the dishes, and don’t even get us […]