The Money Minute
- A @PayBalances follower asks, “how would you change your budget if you had children?”
- We found that as of 2017, it costs up to $233,610 to raise a child from ages 0 to 17!
- We discuss how we would proactively adjust our personal finances when a little (HYPOTHETICAL!) bundle of joy is on the way:
- Start the 9-month clock and begin adjusting and testing our new family budget before the arrival of the baby.
- Review our insurance plans to make sure we have enough to care for everyone, not just ourselves.
- Why we would immediately start planning and saving for our child’s college fund.
This Week In Work
- How to improve your online job searches and recruiter contacts on LinkedIn using Boolean search strings.
- Rich provides a step-by-step breakdown of how to use search strings to tailor your job search and improve your online job profile.
- We discuss how to network and navigate LinkedIn when a recruiter or company of interest visits your personal profile.
- The 2017 Cost of raising a child: $233,610
- Would-Be Parents Underestimate and Unprepared for Potential Costs of Raising a Baby
- Business Insider: Parents Reveal What To Do With Money Before Having Kids
- The Simple Step That Led to My Fiancé Getting 9 Recruiter Calls in One Week
- A Step by Step Guide To Understanding and Using Boolean Search Strings in Your Job Searches and Online
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