What to Expect (Financially) When You’re Expecting

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This week, we’re excited to talk about ways to prepare financially before having kids.

Topic: What to Expect (Financially) When You’re Expecting

When: Wednesday, June 10 at 3 p.m. ET.

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Join us on Twitter by using the #CreditChat hashtag – and tune in to the discussion on YouTube. The video panel will include: Emerge Benefit– a Workplace Financial Wellness Program, Mina Ennin Black– Founder of Life Event Financial Planning and In The Black financial workshops, Chad Smith– Certified Financial Planner at Financial Symmetry, and Damian Davila– Personal Finance and Wisebread Staff writer, Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian, and Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian. 

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If you  have ideas for future topics and guests, please tweet @MikeDelgado.

Questions We’ll Discuss:

    • Q1: What are the first financial steps a couple should take after learning they are expecting?
    • Q2: What does a baby budget look like?
    • Q3: What are some unexpected costs associated with having a baby?
    • Q4: What are some frugal tips for preparing your home for a baby?
    • Q5: How can parents save money on baby clothing, diapers, food, etc.?
    • Q6: How do parents decide if they should stay home or work and use a day care?
    • Q7: What are ways to save money on day care costs?
    • Q8: How can parents start planning and saving for their child’s education?
    • Q9: What blogs, websites, and Twitter accounts would you recommend for new parents?
    • Q10: Any final tips for parents-to-be?

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