Baby or Bust: Financial Planning for New Parents and Parents-to-be

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 25, 2012 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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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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A journalist for more than eight years, and a former chartered accountant, Nicola Field is a regular contributor to a number of successful magazines, including Money Magazine and Real Living. 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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