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The Wall Street Journal. Financial Guidebook for New Parents

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A practical approach to affording your kids from cradle to college.

Bringing home your bouncing baby boy or girl should be an exciting time of celebration–not cause for worry about how you’re going to pay for feeding, clothing, and caring for your new bundle of expenses. The average family will spend between $11,000 and $16,000 during a new baby’s first year, and more than $200,000 before a kid’s eighteenth birthday. Unfortunately, a second child only doubles your costs, with little economy of scale for each additional baby.

Before you start using these statistics as birth control, take a deep breath and know that you can have a family and make a comfortable future for your children while saving for your own important goals. The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents shows you the way, with information on how to:

• Safeguard your child’s well-being with wills, trusts, and life insurance

• Best weigh your child-care options and decide whether to go back to work

• Save on taxes with child-friendly tax credits and deductions plus tax-advantaged benefits at work

• Manage your family’s health-care costs

• Save for long-term costs by setting up a college fund

• Spend smart and save money at every stage of your child’s development

• Continue to contribute to your own retirement savings

From maternity (and paternity) leave to flexible spending accounts to 529 college plans, The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents provides all the information you need to meet your child’s expenses while also protecting your family’s financial security.

Synopsis:

This guide tells new parents how to make a comfortable future for their children while saving for their own important goals by using a simple, flexible 10-step plan to meet their child's needs while also protecting their family's financial security.

Synopsis:

Outlines a practical approach for parents on how to meet the expenses of raising children from infancy through college, introducing a customizable, ten-step plan that addresses key needs while protecting overall family security.

About the Author

STACEY L. BRADFORD reports on personal finance, with a focus on family finance, as a regular online columnist and also appears frequently on television and radio.

Table of Contents

Your maternity (or paternity) leave — Kissing that cubicle good-bye — Returning to the grind — Who says Uncle Sam doesn't care? — Where should you nest? — Finding (and paying for) Mary Poppins — Avoiding a health scare — Paying for Harvard — Yes, you need a will — Trusts : they aren't just for the wealthy — Life insurance : better safe than sorry — Accidents happen : are you prepared?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307459985
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Author:
Stacey L. Bradford
Author:
Bradford, Stacey L.
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Finance, personal
Subject:
Personal Finance - General
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Finance, Personal -- United States.
Subject:
Parents -- United States -- Finance, Personal.
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Business - Personal Finance
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090602
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

Related Subjects

Business » Accounting and Finance
Business » Personal Finance
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family

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"Synopsis" by , This guide tells new parents how to make a comfortable future for their children while saving for their own important goals by using a simple, flexible 10-step plan to meet their child's needs while also protecting their family's financial security.
"Synopsis" by , Outlines a practical approach for parents on how to meet the expenses of raising children from infancy through college, introducing a customizable, ten-step plan that addresses key needs while protecting overall family security.
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