Having a baby

Life Events > Having a Baby
The average total child-rearing costs for a child born in 2013 and living at home through age 17 is now $245,340.1 Protect your growing family and learn how to prepare financially.
Keep in mind:
Budget for your new arrival
Ensure that your health, life and disability insurance policies are adequate
Explore potential employer-provided benefits
Review your existing estate plans

Budgeting for baby

Knowing in advance what expenses a new child adds can make your growing family's finances easier to handle.

How much will that little bundle of joy cost you?

It certainly comes as no surprise to parents that raising a child can be expensive. But just how expensive?

Find the money to invest

This calculator will show you the powerful benefits of making small changes in your spending habits.

Savings strategies

A systematic strategy is key to pursuing your savings goals. Discover tips that will help you saving more.
1 Source: USDA, News Release No. 0160.13. August 14, 2013.
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