Posts by Sara Lindberg

Sara Lindberg, B.S., M.Ed., is a freelance writer specializing in business, finance, health, and wellness. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master's Degree in Counseling. When she’s not writing, Sara can be found at the gym lifting weights, running the back roads to train for her next half-marathon, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Sara Lindberg

You have the perfect crib, the safest car seat, the hippest stroller, and enough outfits to last for a year. But what about life insurance? Did you take out a policy for the newest addition to your family?

If you spend any time online or looking at parenting magazines, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the ads for child life insurance.

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Editor's note: We know a lot of our readers would like to make the somewhat-scary leap to from employee to solopreneur. Here, one of our writers shares her journey about that transition. 

I looked around the room one last time before turning out the lights. Moving in slow motion, I still wasn't sure if this was the right thing to do.

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Death and debt—two topics many of us like to avoid. But one is inevitable and one is probable. Since the majority of Americans have some form of credit card debt at any given time,  knowing what happens to this debt is important. 

If you have credit cards, you may be wondering what happens to the balances remaining on those cards after you die. 

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According to recent statistics from care.com, nearly one in three families spend 20% or more of their household income on childcare. When you’re shelling out that kind of money, it’s important to consider all of your options.

With the cost of daycare being so high, many parents have started making decisions based on the features and programs that are included in the monthly fee.

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Everything changes once you become a parent. Your sleep is cut in half, you eat standing up, you’re not sure which day of the week it is, and oh yeah, your finances take a major hit.

In fact, a 2015 study done by the United States Department of Agriculture found that the cost of raising a newborn through the first year of life for middle-income parents is $12,680. Yikes! No wonder you’re googling “ways to save money once baby arrives.”

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If you’re getting restless in your office job, you might be wondering if striking out on your own and working from home could be right for you.

After all, the idea of rolling out of bed, commuting to the next room, and spending the day in your pj’s sounds like the ideal situation, right? Well, that depends.

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