Considering a Baby

Thinking about starting a family or having another baby? Get tips to help you plan for your family's financial future, take a look at how to prepare your body and your mind, and find out what you need to consider as you and your family grow.

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What to Expect: Ultrasound Costs
Ultrasounds are common for most people during pregnancy, but they can be expensive. Here's what you need to know about ultrasound costs, insurance coverage, and affordable options.
Becoming a Single Mom By Choice Increased My Earning Potential
Despite popular myth and stereotypes, single mothers are not all poor and desperate. On the contrary; when I became a single mom by choice, I started making more money than I ever had. Here's how.
Why Buying the 'Family Membership' Isn't Always a Good Idea
Springing for the "membership" or "season pass" is going to save you oodles of money, right? Wrong. Experts advise what you should consider before signing your family up.
What Prospective Parents Need to Know About Financial Assistance for Adopting From Foster Care
120,000 kids in foster care wait for adoptive parents—and state and federal funds make the process free. If you're looking to adopt, here's what to know about adoption assistance funding.
Child Care Costs Are Why I'm Not Having More Kids
The rise of "one and done," only-child families in the United States is largely due to skyrocketing child care costs. At this rate, can working parents even afford
5 Ways to Pay for IVF When You Think You Can't Afford It
Are infertility treatments like IUI and IVF not covered by your insurance plan? Here are five other options to help fund your family-building.

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The "Secret" Ways Patients Afford Costly IVF Drugs
The average IVF cycle costs between $10,000 to $15,000—but the cost of necessary fertility medications can easily double that. Here are the ways savvy IVF patients cut down their bills.
I Was an Only Child by Circumstance, My Son Is an Only Child by Choice
When my wife and I decided to make our first child our last, many asked us why. Here's what I tell them and what we learned when planning our (little) family.

The Real Cost to Adopt: The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

If you're looking to adopt a child, there is a lot to consider financially. Here's everything you need to know about the cost of adoption.