Financing a Family

Having a family means having a lot of expenses. Here we'll help you with your family finances by providing simple tips to help get your budget on track before your baby arrives and beyond.

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2 Maternity Medical Bills Dropped My Credit Score 150 Points—Here's How I Recovered
Health insurance companies deny payment for nearly one quarter of the bills they receive, forcing patients to foot the bill themselves. It happened to me—because of my pregnancy.
Planning to Foster a Child for the First Time? Here's What You Need to Know About Managing Finances
Planning home visits and getting licensed is a necessary but time-consuming process, and soon-to-be foster parents need to be prepared—physically, emotionally, and financially. 
6 Strategies Real Parents Use to Manage the Cost of Child Care
The skyrocketing costs of child care put a strain on nearly every family's budget. But these tips from real working parents can help you navigate this financial burden.
Why Do We Judge Other Moms' Financial Choices?
Despite preparing for parenthood as much as I could, I was not ready for the culture that surrounds moms judging other moms in all things—including our family's personal financial choices. 
The 10 Best Financial Podcasts for Parents
Get expert financial advice for free while you multitask with these top podcasts that are perfect for busy parents.
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.

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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.
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.