Wall Street Journal. Financial Guidebook for New Parents

Wall Street Journal. Financial Guidebook for New Parents

by Stacey L. Bradford
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Wall Street Journal. Financial Guidebook for New Parents 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SavvyDad More than 1 year ago
Don't let the title fool you! This is not just for "new" parents. My kids are 10 and 13 and I still found it to be one of the most helpful parenting books I've read in a long time. I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of this new book and the author makes it easy to understand some very complex, but fundamentally important, topics that most parents I know (including myself) have neglected for too long. Her advice and step-by-step guides to important topics like life insurance, wills & trusts, and college savings are a huge help -- particularly in this time of heightened economic uncertainty. I particularly like how Ms. Bradford uses lots of real-world examples from other parents.
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Cannonsburgh2006 More than 1 year ago
I purchased three of these WSJ financial guides, thinking they might be good gifts for folks in different financial situations - and who might like to get an opinion from someone other than a parent, their siblings, a CPA, Insurance Agent, or Securities broker. I also thought I ought to read the book to know what I might be "suggesting" the the recipients! "The WSJ Financial Guidebook for New Parents" is a good read - and not just for New Parents - as much of the recommendations in the book have to do with planning BEFORE you have children. And, so much of it is useful for people already married with children, as well as people engaged (even if you never plan to have children). Read the last chapter first (only 10-15 pages) and then read the entire book. If you are engaged, both of you might want to read the book and use it as a discussion source (like much of a pre-marital counselling session would be) to get your ideas on where to live (urban vs suburban vs rural), the need to consider types of insurance (health, disability, life, etc), and having a will. And even if never have kids yourself, this will give you some great ideas that will help you relate to your family and friends with children.
Sunny0703 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a weekend and it was a HUGE help. I finally understood the importance of life insurance and a will -- and quickly took care of both using the book's sound advice. I also got my college savings plan back on track. It feels terrific to be on top of these issues. I feel like I'm "doing right" by my family and kids, and I sleep easier at night knowing it's all under control. Now giving it as a gift to other parents. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago