By Sheryl Smolkin
Published June 18 2017
Married for over seven years, Jarrick and Michelle Tilby have been unable to conceive a child. That’s why when Jarrick’s employer Domo unveiled a program to offer employees fertility benefits, they immediately called to set up an appointment.
“Growing our family is quite frankly the most important thing in our lives,” Tilby acknowledges. Having tried the fertility drug Clomid to no avail, the couple was saving up to pay for...
By Sheryl Smolkin
Published May 14 2017
Come Recommended founder and president Heather Huhman knows firsthand the challenges of dealing with infertility while working in a busy office. Over the span of five years, Huhman went through IVF seven times, suffered four miscarriages and gave birth to stillborn twins before having her daughter Aurora in January 2016.
“While battling infertility for five years, it defined me. I let it run my life. I stopped taking time off from work...
May 8, 2017
Last Father’s Day, we asked our Forward Thinking contributors to tell us how their fathers shaped the way they think about money. Their personal stories made us realize our parents can be a great source of knowledge and inspiration, so for Mother’s Day, we once again turned to our contributors to share how their mothers set them on the right financial path. We hope you enjoy their stories. Have a happy Mother’s Day!
You Are Your Best Investment
You’re planning to pop the question, but you aren’t quite sure of the best way to do it. It used to be that flowers, dinner at a fancy restaurant and a nice ring were enough. But now, social media has made a big deal of viral marriage proposals and suitors who jet their lovers off to exotic places to propose marriage. There are even companies that plan lavish proposals.
But you don’t need to spend big bucks to set the scene for the event. There are lots of other romantic...
Three personal finance bloggers who paid off their student loans in record time after graduation say careful budgeting, working multiple jobs and continuing to live like students were the keys to their success.
Cut costs and add a part-time job
Krystal Yee (Give Me Back My Five Bucks) lived with her family when she was in college, but when she graduated her parents told her she had a year to get established in a career before she had to move out.
“I owed just over $20,000 in student loan and...