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Oh Baby! That's a New 'To Do' List!

Mar 6, 2017 9:17:00 PM

Nine months sounds like plenty of time to plan for your new baby's arrival until it's you who is doing the planning. After the initial shock and celebration of your expanding family, there is still a lot to get accomplished. Here are just a few things to put on your to-do list, including several financial matters that you'll want to address.

Your Expectant Parents To-Do List

A lot of what you'll do in the months leading up to your child's birth is exciting. You get to pick out birth announcements and decorate a nursery in your home. Picking out and buying baby clothes and other pint-sized items can become addictive.

A few of the items on your list that might seem more like chores are more frequent doctor's visits and finding ways to deal with hormones and discomfort. Aside from all of the errands that you'll be running, you will also want to review your financial matters.




Life Insurance Tips for New Parents

Jun 5, 2016 4:14:46 PM

Children bring as much joy to a home as they do an entirely new set of responsibilities. Whether you are expecting your first child, have just had your third, or are looking at managing life as a single parent, buying life insurance probably hasn't been at the top of your list. It should be, though. A life insurance policy is the best way to protect your children's financial future. From here forward, the question is no longer if you need life insurance, but rather what kind you need and how much you should buy.

Life Insurance Options

While you may hear several different names, there are really just two types of life insurance products that you'll wish to consider. Term life insurance provides a specified death benefit if you pass away within a set number of years, which is the term of that policy. Permanent life insurance, sometimes called whole or universal life, is a life insurance policy that both provides coverage for your lifetime, and that can serve as an investment tool with its built-up cash value.




Best Approach to the Life Insurance Policy Needs of New Parents

Mar 5, 2016 12:53:00 PM

The moment a baby is born, the family's needs and responsibilities change.