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Saving for a Baby

Saving for a Baby

5/17/2012 with 0 comments

Categories: Budgeting, Finances, Saving

On average, it costs $250,000 per child from birth to 18, and just in the first year, it costs $10,000. That’s not even including childcare costs such as diapers, wipes, and medical costs. So, what can you do to plan for a baby?

With summer comes lots of activities, especially when you have kids out of school to entertain. Here are a few tips to help you stay on budget whether you are going on vacation, throwing a backyard barbeque, or charged with entertaining kids.

If you’ve looked into having your house cleaned recently, you may be surprised at the cost. Or think about how much it costs to run your car through the car wash. Determining if tasks are worth the money is a very personal decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to outsource.

It’s almost that time of year again; time to start cleaning the windows, screens, and doors. Time to open the windows and clean the oven; it’s spring cleaning time! While you are thinking about getting your home in order, think about cleaning up those messy finances, too.

We’ve heard it said a million times, “debt is bad,” but, how many people can pay cash for their home, car, and/or child’s education? So, when does it make sense to borrow, and what debt should be avoided?

Categories: Budgeting, Education, Finances

A budget is a listing of your income and expenses with the goal of making your total income be equal to or greater than your total expenses.

Since money issues are a leading cause of divorce, it makes sense to make sure you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to finances. This is especially true of engaged couples.

There are a lot of important conversations that you have as a family that sets the stage for expectations, goals, and values that you want to live by. One of those conversations should be about money, but how do you tackle the subject?

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