8 Ways Your Budget Changes When You Start a Family

When you decide to start a family you’ll discover a completely new world of expenses to handle. Baby food, diapers, child care, and purchases like car seats, strollers, cute outfits, slings, carriers, high chairs, etc.

Family and Finances, Budgeting

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8 Ways Your Budget Changes When You Start a Family

8 Ways Your Budget Changes When You Start a Family

When you decide to start a family you’ll discover a completely new world of expenses to handle. Baby food, diapers, child care, and purchases like car seats, strollers, cute outfits, slings, carriers, high chairs, etc.

Family and Finances, Budgeting

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What If Your Parents Are Not Able to Retire

What If Your Parents Are Not Able to Retire

Studies have shown that a third of boomers and seniors have no retirement savings. Read on to discover how to start the conversation and help get your parents to the best position possible as they …

Family and Finances, Risk Reduction

How Marriage Will Impact Your Taxes

How Marriage Will Impact Your Taxes

Everyone wants to maximize their tax returns, and married couples are no exception. In fact, you might have specific goals as a couple for how you want to use your tax return to set yourselves …

Personal Finance, Family and Finances

What Getting A Puppy Really Costs

What Getting A Puppy Really Costs

Pets are great but how do they impact your budget? There are both up front costs and ongoing costs involved with owning a pet. Here is how my new "best friend" factors into my budget.

Family and Finances, Budgeting

7 Money Questions To Ask Your Aging Parents

7 Money Questions To Ask Your Aging Parents

Starting a conversation with your parents about their finances can be daunting. However, most adult children get involved with their parents’ financial situation at some point. It’s helpful to understand their situation and goals so …

Family and Finances

The Cost to Raise a Child - 3 Scenarios

The Cost to Raise a Child - 3 Scenarios

Children are expensive! My estimates range from $42,650 to $916,600 depending on lifestyle. And that is just to get them to age 18. More importantly 40-60% of the cost comes in the first five years! …

Family and Finances

How My Wife and I Were Able to Start Maxing out Our Retirement

How My Wife and I Were Able to Start Maxing out Our Retirement

Here’s how my wife and I got to a place where we could max out our annual retirement contributions. By doing so we gave ourselves a nice raise in the form of a tax cut.

Family and Finances, Net Worth

Costs and Benefits of Preschool vs College
  • September 4, 2019
  • by Emily

Costs and Benefits of Preschool vs College

We all expect college to be expensive, and many parents spend over a decade saving for their children’s college fund. But what about preschool, how much does it really help a child over their lifetime?

Family and Finances

How to Drop the Financial Baggage Your Parents Gave You

How to Drop the Financial Baggage Your Parents Gave You

Your parents may have taught you how to ride a bike or drive a car but did they teach you how to properly manage your finances? Many parents are guilty of loading up their kids …

Family and Finances

How Much to Save for College?

How Much to Save for College?

Our approach is a) college savings is a monthly budget item, b) our kids will be aware of two cost savings routes that make a degree 25% cheaper.

Family and Finances, Budgeting

Six Financial Moves You Need to Make Once You Tie the Knot

Six Financial Moves You Need to Make Once You Tie the Knot

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes talking about your finances? That’s right. Now that you’re married, finances will play a major role in your daily lives. Here are 6 financial moves you need …

Family and Finances

Will Social Security Run Out of Money? Graphs and Stats Here

Will Social Security Run Out of Money? Graphs and Stats Here

Many Americans are doubtful of ever getting their Social Security benefits. They have good reason to be worried. The system is already running a deficit and is on schedule to be depleted in 2034. We …

Family and Finances, Risk Reduction

Working with Your Spouse to Develop a Budget

Working with Your Spouse to Develop a Budget

In a relationship it is easy to get into arguments over budgets and spending. Especially personal spending your partner doesn't see the value of. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you work …

Family and Finances, Budgeting

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