Financial planning for growing families

March 4, 2008 5:50:46 PM PST
Two paychecks or one? Can your family afford to have one parent stay at home? Erica Sandberg from San Francisco was here with some guidance. She is the author of Expecting Money: The Essential Financial Plan For New And Growing Families.

Calculate if your family can go from two paychecks to one:

In Expecting Money: The Essential Financial Plan for New and Growing Families, Erica Sandberg helps emerging parents plan a successful economic future. From setting a financial start line to developing a comprehensive new budget, readers will be able to build lasting security with the techniques outlined in this guidebook. Expecting Money is designed specifically for the most important time in anyone's life - beginning a family.

Packed with valuable information, practical worksheets, and enlightening anecdotes, it covers such key topics as:

    Dealing with debt and using credit to your advantage
    How single parents can overcome pressing economic concerns
    Determining if going from two paychecks to one makes sense
    Finding the best childcare options for baby and budget
    Planning for education, homeownership, family vacations, and other long-term goals

About Erica Sandberg:
Erica Sandberg is a prominent money management authority with over a decade of experience advising consumers, businesses, the media, and in courts of law on personal finance. During her tenure at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco she has helped thousands improve their financial standing. She is an on-air credit expert for Bay Area network affiliates, and provides comment for such national news outlets as NPR, PBS, Money Magazine, MarketWatch, and BusinessWeek.

Ms. Sandberg is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's personal financial planning program, a certified credit counselor, and member of the Financial Planning Association. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

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