Personal Finance

6 Tips for Achieving Real (Work) Life Balance

This post originally appeared on Fabric Aristotle liked to talk about “the golden mean,” and whether or not you’re a Greek philosopher, it’s vital: Everything is best in moderation. Too much of a slacker? You can’t support your family. Too much of a workaholic? You won’t have the time and energy to enjoy your family. […]

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Negotiating Paid Parental Leave – How and When to Do it

This post originally appeared on Fabric Many years ago, I watched a female coworker get the short end of the paid maternity leave stick. It was a small company, and she was the first employee to ever get pregnant. The company didn’t have a paid parental leave policy so she basically just received the minimum […]

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Top 10 Cities in America for Single Parents

This post originally appeared on Fabric Single-parent households were once a rarity in the U.S. In 1950, the U.S. Census Bureau found that only 7.4 percent of households with children under 18 were single-parent households. But that number has steadily increased since the decade of Father Knows Best and Leave it to Beaver. The latest statistics show that single-parent households […]

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How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

You’ve decided it’s time to get life insurance. You know why you need it. There’s just one other hurdle; you’re asking yourself, “how much life insurance do I need?” This can be more difficult than figuring out how much health insurance or car insurance coverage you need. You’re required to have these, and each has […]


Model Eugenia Kuzmina on How to Be a Success in Any Industry

When I began interviewing actors and filmmakers, my hope was readers would pick up a few tips or tricks to ace the job interview or calm their nerves before the big boardroom presentation. What I learned was successful actors and filmmakers have several traits in common with successful professionals and business leaders. Excelling in any […]

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How to Recover from Childbirth (Physically, Emotionally, & Financially)

This post originally appeared on Fabric Lots of people talk about “bouncing back” physically after childbirth, but a new baby affects every part of your life. For tips that really work when it comes to better sleep, a balanced budget and more after your baby is born, we talked to experts (like postpartum doulas) and new moms […]

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Awesome Ways to Earn Free Gift Cards

More often than not, people are looking for ways to make money. It becomes challenging to figure out where you can fit in a profitable side gig when you’re already working 40 hours weekly, or you’re at home raising a family. Sometimes, the extra time needed to invest in developing a second business doesn’t exist. Investing […]

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Tips to Help You Survive a Financial Emergency

A financial emergency may come in many forms. For example, you could get laid off from your job, ending your primary source of income. No matter what your financial emergency is if you find you need money now you should take it seriously! A financial crisis can be a terrifying event in your life. It […]

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 […]