Knowing how to budget is one thing. Knowing how to budget for a pricey pregnancy and future family is another. So, how do you smoothly go from a couple used to saving thousands of dollars every month to a family with a slew of new costs added to the budget? First, let’s look at what you’re making, what you’re keeping, and what you MUST have on hand to safely raise a family.
We’ll be doing precisely that with today’s guest John. John and his wife make a sizable income and keep a strict budget with modest expenses. They’re saving a serious amount of money every month, but there’s one massive expense that’s about to be added to their budget. John and his wife have to go the surrogacy route for their first two children, and the price tag isn’t cheap.
With a six-figure cost PER successful surrogacy, John wants to know how to balance his budget with his high student loans about to kick back in. He also wants to invest but knows that could put his surrogacy savings at risk. Even if you’re not going the surrogacy route, this episode is CRUCIAL for any new parent—especially those that still want to achieve FI earlier in life!
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