Baby or Bust. Financial Planning for New Parents and Parents–to–be

  • ID: 2339805
  • Book
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Your bundle of joy comes with a bundle of financial considerations everything from managing the mortgage on one income to paying for your child s education. So from the moment you decide to start a family it s worth taking the important step of getting financially fit for parenthood.

Mother–of–four and personal finance journalist Nicola Field takes parents and parents–to–be on a step–by–step journey that covers every aspect of funding a family. Baby or Bust tackles the key issues faced by parents today, including:

  • deciding when to have children
  • managing the extra costs
  • living well on one income
  • taking parental leave
  • working out which government benefits you are entitled to
  • saving for your child s education.

With lots of easy–to–follow tips and plenty of good, sound money advice, this entertaining and informative book is a must–read for anyone about to start a family. You may not be able to stop the baby from waking at 3 am but at least you won t be lying awake worrying about the family finances!

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About the author iv

Acknowledgements v

Foreword vii

1 Ready or not? Knowing the right time 1

2 Can we afford a baby? 15

3 Forward planning 33

4 Nine months and counting 61

5 Paying for everything 81

6 Maternity leave and beyond 93

7 Penny–wise parenting surviving on one income 109

8 Living well on a budget 127

9 Bibs, bottles, briefcase 139

10 Saving for schooling 159

Notes 177

Index 181

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A journalist for more than eight years, and a former chartered accountant,
Nicola Field is a regular contributor to a number of successful magazines, includingMoney Magazine andRealLiving. Nicola lives and works from home in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales with her partner, four children and a growing assortment of horses.
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