We’ve only been parents for three weeks now and I can already tell you babies are more expensive than people let on. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t financially prepare for a baby.
I mean you have to buy diapers, clothes, furniture, pay for daycare, and so much more, but those are all things that can be planned for.
One of the things that really made me angry once we started sharing our debt-free story was people saying “You wouldn’t have been able to pay that debt off if you had kids.”
I’m a pretty stubborn person, so you better believe I made a mental note of those comments, and from the moment we decided to have a child, I knew I would be writing this post.
Here are 11 things we’ve done financially to get ourselves ready for our daughter, Alison.