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Episode 9 – Going halves on a baby

As finance professionals, there’s nothing we love more than a detailed, sensible plan! But is that possible when it comes to financially planning for a baby? What savings should you have, how secure should your income be?

With some intimidating stats around the cost of children hitting the news recently, Cathi and Jo tackle one of the toughest, most unpredictable decisions and question whether you can apply logic to every life choice.

It used to be that a 25-year mortgage was the longest financial commitment a person could make, but with many grown up children still comfortable at home is this still the case? Jo is certainly starting to wonder whether parenthood and Pringles will turn out to be her biggest long-term outlay…

About the author, Cathi Harrison

Having "fallen into finance" fresh out of university, Cathi has spent the last 15 years firstly discovering financial services, and more latterly trying to change it. Her mission is to make people realise what a fascinating and fun world it is to engage with, and work in. And to drink wine while doing it.

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