Planning a family

While having children is often regarding as one of the most rewarding things that you will ever do, it is probably quite easily one of the most expensive things you will ever do, too!

How to afford a baby

There are a number of costs to consider if you’re thinking about having a baby, from ultrasound scans to hospital gap payments. Check out our ‘How to afford a baby’ article for the low-down on what to consider.

Talk with your partner

It is good time to start having those all-important money conversations with your partner.

Budgeting and saving

Use our handy budget planner and savings calculator to help you manage your budget and work out how much you can save in the next few months.

Does your health insurance include pregnancy cover?

If you’re planning a family then now is definitely a good time to review your health insurance, as most health funds require you to be covered for obstetrics (pregnancy cover) for at least 12 months before your baby arrives.

Plus it’s critical that you make sure the cover you have suits your needs and budget during pregnancy, for delivery and post-delivery. Is my health insurance family fit?

Will my child be covered by my health insurance?

It’s also worth considering now what happens when your bouncing bundle of joy arrives. Make sure you have a look at our article on free health insurance for kids as well as our guide to health insurance for families.

Managing your money after baby arrives

Whether you are planning to care for your children on a part-time or full-time basis, adapting to working less can be a challenge for you and your finances. Discover how to manage on less while on parental leave.

Avoid stress

It’s hard to know how to prepare for becoming a parent. From sleepless nights to the cost of nappies – it can be quite overwhelming. But one area that you can get a handle on is your finances. And there is no better time to get organised. Check out these 3 simple steps for less money stress.