Readers, how did you choose a 529 account for your kid(s)? If you have multiple accounts in multiple states, how did you determine which account was best?
Here’s a fun question for today: How do you deal with money as a couple? Did you change your money management method after kids came on the scene (particularly if one of you leaned out or became a stay-at-home parent)?
What does your family budget look like — and what is your best advice for how to set a family budget?
How much do you spend on groceries for your family? How do you save money (particularly if you’re trying to curb grocery spending) — and where do you allow yourself to splurge?
A couple of months ago on Corporette, we discussed how much you should spend on housing costs, and today we’re going to talk about something that often looms just as large in the minds of working moms: the cost of daycare. Lately, the news seems to be full of articles about the cost of daycare … Read More about The Cost of Daycare: What Do You Spend?
Have you been on top of your estate planning, ladies? Once you have kids it certainly feels like a pressing issue — and yet my husband and I still haven’t sat down with a lawyer to get our wills or other details buttoned up. Whoopsies. We’ve talked about getting your accounts in order for labor, but … Read More about Estate Planning and Kids: Open Thread
Did you feel the need to get your accounts in order before you gave birth? For example, if you’re the primary money manager in your relationship, did you do anything special before labor to prepare your partner should he or she need to take over the money management? (Sorry for your dark thought for the day! … Read More about Getting Your Accounts in Order… Before You Go Into Labor
2018 Update: We still stand by these 529 tips (and general discussion on saving for kids!) — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion at Corporette of using 529s for going back to school — lots of good general tips and information in there. Ladies, have you opened a 529 savings … Read More about Kid Money: 529s, Savings Accounts, and More
Ladies, let’s talk BUDGET. Mine has changed after having a kid (and definitely after my second) — how has yours? Do you miss the days of being a DINK? Are you going into debt for childcare (i.e., paying to work)? Is the money coming from savings? Credit cards? If you’ve made cuts for your budgeting, … Read More about The Parents’ Budget: How Your Budget Changes After Becoming a Parent
What are the pros and cons of different types of childcare arrangements? How do you decide on whether to hire a nanny, choose daycare, ask for help from family members, etc.? We’ve talked about taking business trips as a mom, but we haven’t had a conversation about this yet. How did you decide what was best … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons