Personal Finance

How to Talk About Finances with your Partner

This post originally appeared on Fabric When you’re just starting to date someone, talking money can feel taboo. And when you begin to talk about next steps like moving in together, getting married or combining financial obligations, finding out that your partner isn’t on the same page as you, credit-wise, can seem like a shock. […]

Personal Finance

Emergency Fund: Why You Need One & How to Build It

This post originally appeared on Fabric There’s one thing you can do to help secure your family’s future, achieve your own goals and give you (and those around you) peace of mind: Have a solid emergency fund. Forty-six percent of Americans don’t have $400 in cash to handle an emergency–but car repairs, hospital bills, job […]

Personal Finance

Need to Pay of Credit Card Debt? Start With These Tips

This post originally appeared on Fabric Credit card debt is the worst. With interest charges that seem continually on the rise, and balances that never seem to go down, it’s like a pesky iPhone morning wake-up alarm that never stops blaring. If you’ve hit snooze on paying off your cards more than a few times, […]

Estate Planning

How to Plan for Your Digital Assets in Your Will

This post originally appeared on Fabric You may think you’re ahead of the game if you’re among the fewer than half of Americans who’ve created estate-planning documents such as a last will and testament. But if you haven’t addressed your digital assets, you may not be done yet. People are increasingly using tech to help plan for their […]

Personal Finance

A Guide to Financial Prioritization

This post originally appeared on Fabric You already know the most basic principle of personal finance–spend less money than you make. Once you’ve got that covered, however, figuring out how to achieve all your financial goals at once can feel overwhelming. Should you direct any extra cash toward paying off your student loans or saving […]

Entrepreneurship

Dreaming of Entrepreneurship? See How this Couple Made it Work

This post originally appeared on Fabric Many of us fantasize about breaking free from the daily grind and becoming an entrepreneur. Maybe, we tell ourselves, we could even build the next million- or billion-dollar venture. Then, too often, real life comes crashing in. Where would we get startup funds? Are we really ready to quit […]