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Babies and growing families

Starting (or growing) your family can shake up your big financial picture. Browse this section to find out how you can budget for today and plan for tomorrow. 
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Babies and Families

Steps to ease the burden of the cost of raising a child

From childcare to healthcare and food, raising a child is expensive. Explore some tips to ensure you’re financially prepared.

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Babies and Families

Stretch your family budget by taking charge of health care

It's tough for families whose healthcare premium is a greater expense than their mortgage. The healthcare system can work to your advantage, but only if you know what to do.

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Babies and Families

Tax credit changes

Leaving eligible tax credits on the table can have a direct effect on your family's taxable income, so it's important to stay abreast of changing taxes and credits during income tax season.

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Babies and Families

Teach your children to be financially independent

Financial lessons are a part of giving your children a bright future. Getting them ready to manage money and how to set long-term goals are all important lessons to teach while they are young.

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Babies and Families

Three financial lessons for new moms

As a new mom, there's a lot to learn, and teaching your child to manage money probably isn't at the top of your list. But starting early can make a huge positive impact on your child's future financial well-being.

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Babies and Families

Tips to help you afford your new baby

Expectant parents are often filled with a mix of emotions ranging from excitement to worry. The miracle of bringing a new life into the world can also trigger the need to be financially prepared.

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Babies and Families

Turning summer time into school time

Shopping for new clothes and school supplies while orchestrating schedules and the budget... back to school means back to chaos for many families. And when summer breaks turn in to school madness, we’re here to help.

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