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Cutting the Cost of Baby's First Year

Video: The Dollar Stretcher Interview

It's estimated you will spend over $14k in the first year of your baby's life! But that little baby does not have to be such a huge expense. Watch this interview to learn the many ways you can keep baby's first year costs to a minimum.

Bundle of Joy: The Costs of Adoption vs. Surrogacy

Bankrate

Often times, surrogacy and apoption can cost far more than having a baby the traditional way. Here is a breakdown of the costs of surrogacy and adoption and an explanation of the availabe financing for those couples who have difficulty having children naturally or simply feel that either of these options is best for them.


4 Ways to Stretch Your Budget for a New Baby

Bankrate

With a bit of planning and some savings strategies, you can prepare for a new baby without blowing your budget. Here are four easy ways to save on baby expenses.

When is Having a Baby Financially Doable?

Bankrate

If you can, don't wait until you already have a baby to determine whether you can actually afford one. From buying a load of diapers to making necessary changes to career goals, here are some points to consider before having a baby.

My Story: An Experienced Mom Prepares for a Baby

contributed by Deidra R.

When you are expecting your first child it is very, easy to overspend since you are not always sure what gadgets baby really will need and you tend to get caught up in all the cute things available for baby. Take some advice from a mom of three as to what items a baby truly needs and which are extravagant extras, as well as tips for saving on the baby stuff you do need to get.

Mom's Guide to Saving on a New Baby

Lisa Leslie-Williams

The thought of feeding, clothing, and caring for another human being can be scary, but here are some ways to face this challenge head on.

9 Steps to Preparing for Parenthood

Bankrate

Don't miss these 9 things expectant parents can do to make pregnancy and the first years of parenthood less bumpy.

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Gift Basket Ideas for a New Mom

Readers' Solutions

Finding the Right Style Baby Stroller

Debra Karplus

7 Ways to Save on Baby Costs

Bankrate

The Baby Battle: Store vs. Name Brands

Laura Del Prete

Can't Afford Prenatal Care

contributed by Ally

My Story: 5 Secrets to Baby Savings

contributed by Ally

9 Baby Things You Don't Need

Michelle Kennedy Hogan

Baby Budget Blues

Angie Lencewicz

Advice from the Trenches of New Motherhood

Rachel Muller

Save Over $2000 in Your Baby's First Year

Kimberly Danger

My Story: Baby Bargains

contributed by Brigitta

9 Tips for 9 Months

Diane R. Schmidt

Baby Birthing Blues

Readers' Solutions

Baby on a Budget

Dawn Lloyd

Help for Sleepless Nights

Kathleen Bieke

Cyber Sites 4 Moms: Everything About Baby

Kathleen Bieke

The Costs of Children

Gary Foreman

Shopping with Baby

Readers' Solutions


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