Reduce financial stress and successfully navigate the costs of raising a family
There are so many delightful moments in parenthood. That toothy grin. The big wet kisses. Or even when they whisper “I love you” in your ear for the first time. Those moments are pure magic.
But the counterpart to that is that kids are exhausting. The poo explosions, the sleepless night, the defiant toddler years. If you’re partnered, it can be a strain on your relationship.
It can also be financially overwhelming. Money is one of the leading causes of stress and divorce, and it’s even more crucial for single parents or carers to be aware of as the sole breadwinner.
Kids Ain’t Cheap is an easy-to-understand book that helps you prepare financially before you become a parent for the first (second or third) time. It shows you how to mitigate risk and reduce financial stress.
From pre-pregnancy financial planning to the expensive childcare years and beyond, author and financial educator Ana Kresina gives you the skills to run cost estimates, understand your loss of earning potential, get your finances in order, start investing for your family and set your children up for their own financial success.
More than anything, it gives you the freedom to focus on what is most important to you – your family.
PRAISE FOR KIDS AIN'T CHEAP
‘Kids Ain’t Cheap covers all the key areas you need to get right to make the smartest money and investing moves for your family (or future family).’ Ben Nash, financial adviser, founder of Pivot Wealth and author of Replace Your Salary by Investing
‘This book is a must-read for everyone who is a parent or planning to become a parent. Applying some of the strategies Ana mentions could save families thousands of dollars (and countless arguments later down the line)! I highly recommend reading this book!’ Queenie Tan, Founder of Invest With Queenie
‘This beautifully written financial parenting book gives you a step-by-step guide to all things money and parenting. Her stories, interviews, knowledge and facts make Kids Ain’t Cheap the only finance parenting book you’ll ever need.’ Evan Lucas, author of Mind over Money and financial media personality
‘Ana’s detailed research and her own personal journey provide a roadmap for budgeting, financial planning and investing while navigating the uncertainty of parental leave and the often-overlooked costs of early childhood education and care (ouch).’ Molly Benjamin, founder of the Ladies Finance Club and author of Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
‘Kids Ain’t Cheap comes at a critical point in time for those considering having children in today’s world. It is a meaningful resource for those of us who feel overwhelmed at the prospect of affording children and empowers us with the tools we need to approach potential parenthood with a plan.’ Emma Edwards, financial behaviour expert and founder of The Broke Generation
‘Kids Ain’t Cheap is your roadmap to the most financially daunting – but rewarding – experience in your life. So few books prepare families for the uncertainty of life’s biggest challenge, but Kids Ain’t Cheap can help you navigate the complex and confusing world of financial parenting.’ Owen Raszkiewicz, founder of Rask and host of the Australian Finance Podcast