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Stay at Home Mom vs. Returning to Work: A Cost Analysis

You’ve likely seen the “mom salary” story:  what is a stay at home mom worth in dollars if paid by an employer for her daily duties?  The most recent figure was just under $117k.  While this is certainly flattering to a stay at home mom, it is irrelevant when...

Stay At Home Moms And The What If Factor?

So with all this talk about motherhood, my husband and I have been having pretty frank discussions about my reservations around having a child right now, one of them that I haven’t discussed being adequate and quality childcare. He then asked if I would consider...

Life Insurance: How Much Does Your Household Need?

Buying a life insurance policy is no fun.  Not only are you adding another expense to the monthly budget, you’re also forced to discuss things you’d rather not think about.  No one wants to contemplate the death of their spouse or their self, but life insurance is a...