Episode 36 ⋅ 19th July 2022

Part 1: How to Budget for a Baby

Starting a family can be expensive, so it can be worth to plan ahead. In this episode of the podcast, we talk about some money tips that you can apply to your household when budgeting for a baby. Welcome to episode 36!

What's in the episode?

Just in case you missed it, Cat is having a baby! With this in mind, we're talking about all things kids and how you can financially plan ahead for the journey to parenthood.

So, strap in and grab your notebooks as we talk through the first part of how you can budget for a baby.

Please note: this episode was recorded a wee while back, however, the information is still relevant and applicable to you if you're having a baby.

Specifically, we cover:

  • Common societal beliefs when it comes to starting a family.
  • Everything Cat considered when she was planning for her baby.
  • What it's like to be pregnant and maternity in general – does it cost a lot more to be pregnant? What about the costs to concieve? 
  • Cat's process for budgeting ahead and what her budget looks like now with a baby.
  • Weighing up getting childcare vs staying at home with your new child. 
  • Tips and tricks to get yourself in the best financial position to have children.
…And there's lots more goodness in there, so get listening now!

Great resources mentioned on the podcast are: 

  1. Sorted's planning for kids guide
  2. Plunkets' planning your finances guide
  3. OH baby blog 
  4. NZ Herald Parents Unprepared for the Financial Burden of Having a Baby

Featuring on today's podcast are your hosts, Cat and Christine.

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