How Can I Actually Afford A Baby?

Hello Bump

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How Can I Actually Afford A Baby?

By month 4 your baby is the size of an avocado, and your bump is probably popping! Now is the time to get your finances in order and tell your boss you’re having a baby.

Let's get you set up with some good money habits before the baby comes. But what are your entitlements? How should you talk to your boss about parental leave? Do you need to start investing?

We'll explore all that and more with Mamamia's people and culture manager Yvette Bay and mindful wealth advocate Patti Lupari. Plus we'll hear our listeners’ insights into financial planning for life with a new baby.

Everyone's experience is unique. Always seek medical advice to find what's right for you. 

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Hosts: Jessie Stephens & Gemma Pranita

Producer: Cassie Merritt

With thanks to: Yvette Bay & Patti Lupari

Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff

Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou 

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