It costs an average of $233,610 to raise a child from birth to age 17, according to a USDA study. What all does that cost include? Is there a way to do it for less without sacrificing the important stuff? Let’s look through the different types of expenses, how to reduce the costs, and how to live differently.
I’m so excited to announce: my first book is now available. I wrote this book as a manual for kids who are about to move out, or just left home. It’s for everyone, but especially those who are just starting life.
Do you plan to leave a legacy? What’s that mean to you? You may be considering your legacy, or you may be in a spot where you’re wondering if you’ll even have all your debt paid off in this lifetime. Let’s look at both scenarios, and see what the future holds.
As an American living in Italy, near Venice, I feel my perspective is unique enough to write my own article about the COVID-19 issue going on right now. As a finance guy, I feel it’s my duty to remind everyone of some important facts, before we all start freaking out as the New York Stock Exchange plummets.
There’s a trend among people I’ve talked to and coached about financial planning. One thing that almost everyone I talk to has in common: they don’t start with the right question. It took me a long time to catch on, and I still don’t always start with the right question.
We love to eat out. When we plan a vacation or a weekend trip, one of the most important parts is planning where to eat. But we also have five kids. So we’ve adjusted to make it more affordable, and now frugality is our default. It’s easy.