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Early speculation among many was that pandemic related quarantines would lead to a baby boom. But well beyond 9 months later, it turns out forced together time had the opposite effect.
Even if birth rates slowed to a crawl, millions of Americans are still preparing for bundles of joy and oodles of expenses in the months ahead.
This week’s recommended reads offer useful insights for growing families tackling the cost of talcum, toddlers and toys without throwing a tantrum.
Friday Trivia: How old was the oldest recorded mother to conceive a child? 👇
Your Guide to the Best Family Finance Blogs
Managing your own finances is hard enough. When it comes to handling the finances for an entire family, you have to manage a bigger budget which often comes with much larger expenses and more complex decisions.
Fortunately, there are lots of great family finance blogs that cover a broad range of topics to help you learn how to make the most of your money when it comes to managing household finances. (View the Guide)
Enjoy this curated selection of articles from Wealthtender Financial Network partners.
📊 How Much Does Having a Baby Cost?
Are you committed to giving your baby the best of everything without breaking the bank? [Clever Girl Finance]
👪 Budgeting for a Baby: Getting Ready to be a Parent
By budgeting for a baby, you’ll know what you can afford and make sure you can financially support them. [Couple Wealth]
💵 10 Money Saving Tips When Having a Baby
Babies are expensive! But planning ahead and making some smart money decisions will ease your financial stress. [The Savvy Couple]
👏 More Free Baby Stuff
Read on to learn about the different baby freebies available to you as an expectant mother in the United States. [Dollar Financials]
💸 Infertility: How to Navigate the Finances of IVF
One in eight couples struggle with infertility. Chances are, you know someone who has been through this expensive and exhausting journey or might just be getting started. [Mitlin Financial]
👼 The Ultimate Newborn Essentials List
The best baby products change from year to year, so having an up-to-date newborn baby checklist is critical! [Parent Portfolio]
Can’t get enough? Check out these articles from members of our community, too:
- How Much Does it Cost to Raise a Child [Savology]
- Average Cost of a Baby for the First Year [Money Buffalo]
- Save Money on Baby Furniture with 3 Frugal Tips [MoneyNing]
- Pregnancy, Mum & Baby Freebies [Bee Money Savvy]
- Simple Savings on Toddler Travel [Saving Joyfully]
- How We Prepared for a Baby Financially [Winning to Wealth]
- 12 Tips to Help New Parents Avoid Money Mistakes [The Cents of Money]
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👉 Friday Trivia: How old was the oldest recorded mother to conceive a child? The oldest recorded mother to date to conceive was 74 years, though the oldest verified mother to conceive naturally was 59 years when she conceived a son in 1997 (source: Wikipedia)