Monday, 2 April 2007
New Pregnancy Checklist: Don't Blow It
Before you blow your budget shopping for yourself or your impending, take stock of your finances. The average cost of raising a child today is around one trillion dollars (cue Dr. Evil laugh and pinkie in mouth). Seriously though, once you're up to your neck in nappies and formula, you may regret frittering away your savings on non-essentials.
If money's a touchy subject, print out this family budget planner from Pregnancy Weekly and sit down with your partner to sort things out like grown-ups. BabyCenter has a fantastic range of resources ranging from a cost of a child calculator to tips for bargain hunters. For UK readers, NetMums will guide you through the maze of maternity pay, tax credits and Child Trust Fund accounts.
Photo via BabyCenter