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7 things to do today if you want to be a stay-at-home parent

It takes a lot of planning to switch from a two-income household to a one-income household, but there are several steps you can take today to get financially prepared. In addition to talking to your partner about money, paying down debts, tracking expenses, and getting quotes for what childcare could […]
7 things to do today if you want to be a stay-at-home parent
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6 signs you probably can’t afford to be a stay-at-home parent

Having one parent stay home with children means losing one salary, and it’s not right for every family. Several signs that stay-at-home parenthood isn’t right for your family include a high debt-to-income ratio, a negative cash flow, and a lack of an emergency fund. If you will face any of […]
6 signs you probably can’t afford to be a stay-at-home parent
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9 signs you can afford to be a stay-at-home parent

There’s a lot to consider before deciding to pursue stay-at-home parenthood, including things like how you’ll keep saving for your financial goals, afford healthcare, and keep saving for retirement. A family that can afford it will have an emergency fund, income left over each month after paying the bills, a […]
9 signs you can afford to be a stay-at-home parent