Expanding your family? Whether you’re in the planning stages or your bundle of joy has already arrived, raising a child is one of life’s greatest joys — and biggest expenses. And we’re not just talking about the costs of college. From diapers to daycare, from braces to bicycles, parents are often shocked by the constant outflow of cash that starts days after bringing baby home.
While there’s nothing you can do to avoid incurring these expenses, you can definitely soften their impact by educating yourself about what to expect and planning ahead. Below you’ll find a helpful list of mistakes to avoid, resources not to miss, and steps you can take to boost the chances that bringing up baby will be less of a drain, and more of a pleasure.Continue reading →