Baby Expenses Series Will Continues Next Week
If you’ve been following the blog this year, then you know we’re expecting our first kid this summer. I’ve decided to track the baby expenses on Couple Money as we’re going through this process and some wonderful bloggers have decided to join in the fun. It’s been quiet on the blog front with the series, but it doesn’t mean that I’m finished with it. We’ve been fortunate that the monthly OB visits have been uneventful, but behind the scenes we’re preparing for the new addition to our family. That means I have more topics to cover in the weeks and months ahead for Couple Money.
Next week I’ll look into diapering options and I’ll run the numbers for total costs during a typical baby’s first year. Please share your take and own figures – my goal is to make this series as useful as possible for parents.
If you haven’t caught all of them, here’s a list of post from the series so far:
- What Dad Can Expect When Mom Is Expecting
- 7 Baby Essentials for Grandparents
- How Far Apart Should You Space Your Children?
- Doctor Visits, Medical Bills, and Staying Comfortable During Pregnancy
- Decorating the Baby Nursery – Biggest Bang for your Buck
- When Do You Start Saving for Your Child’s College Fund?
- How Much to Save for College for My Child?
Join In the Baby Expenses Series
Are you a parent or a parent to be with some helpful advice or stories? Please go ahead and join in on the fun, there are 4 ways you can be a part of it:
- Leave your tips in the comment section. I love reviewing thoughtful comments from readers. Some topics have several ‘right’ answers and I think sharing different view points can be helpful.
- Submit your stories for future posts. As you know, baby and expenses can cover a variety of topics. If you have a short story or some tips you want to share, please submit them. If you’re a blogger, please share your site’s address with the email so I can credit you if you want.
- Write a blog post about your experience. Please include a link in your bio for your site and if you have a relevant post on your site, please link to it in your post.
- Share you favorite posts with friends. If you have a favorite post, please share them with your friends who are expecting. I’ve included share buttons for Facebook and Twitter to make it easier and you can always email them your favorite posts as well. If you think it’s a great for them, please encourage your friends to sign up and receive updates through RSS or directly to their inbox. It’s free and an easy way for them to keep up with the latest posts on Couple Money.
Personal Finance Carnivals
There were some wonderful carnivals and if you haven’t seen them yet, please check them out:
- Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by My Personal Finance Journey
- Festival of Frugality hosted by My Personal Finance Journey (busy week!)
- Carnival of Wealth hosted by Personal Dividends
Personal Finance Posts to Catch Up On
If you have some free time this weekend and want some tips and information for your finances, be sure to read some of these wonderful posts.
- Asset Allocation Comes First. Then Fund Selection via Oblivious Investor
- The Top 25 Books for Entrepreneurs That Kick Serious Butt via Good Financial Cents
- How To Evaluate An Offer To Buy Your Home via The Wisdom Journal
- Instead Of A Vacation, Plan A Staycation via Boomer and Echo
- Lessons from a Failed Financial Startup (Wesabe) via The Digerati Life
- Find the Cheapest Gas in Your Zip Code via PT Money
- Inflation and the Billion Prices Project via Five Cent Nickel
- Should You Cancel That Credit Card? via Free From Broke
- 3 Things You Need To Do Before You Retire via Bible Money Matters
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. I also recommend checking out my blogroll to pick up some great personal finance blogs to follow. Please also let me know what are some of your favorite blogs that you enjoy reading on a regular basis.
Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
Photo Credit: Elle (a couple of toys our friends gave us for our daughter)