Budget Strategies Before Baby Arrives
Now that you will be having a baby, you'll need to adjust your budget and spending habits. In addition to the costs of childbirth and prenatal care, as your baby grows he or she will need clothes and baby gear. It helps to plan ahead and be a smart spender. Here are some practical ways to help you plan finances for your bundle of joy.
The Financial Crisis
News about the crashing stock market, recession, layoffs, salary cuts and the uncertain financial situation is certainly a cause of great stress to most people. For those who, until recently, were very comfortably off, worries about how to handle day-to-day living as well as long-term financial commitments could become overwhelming upon hearing such news. In the current economic situation the fear of unemployment is also very real. With so much emphasis on the financial crisis it is difficult to avoid feelings of anxiety and distress. This article gives you a low-down on coping in such situations...
Managing Dual Incomes
In most families these days, it becomes necessary for both partners to work outside the home. Especially given the current market scenario and job uncertainty, an extra source of income is always welcome. However, having two earning members in the family comes with its own challenges. Let's see what they are...
Finances in Marriage
With double-income families, not only has the money and the bargaining power increased, but also the number of conflicts over this. Find out some easy tips to keep those arguments and fights at bay and enjoy happy moments with your spouse.