7 Financial Moves before Becoming a Stay-at-home Parent ...

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Becoming a stay-at-home parent provides you the opportunity to watch your children grow up and give them early education. Unfortunately, the decision to quit your job and stay home with your children isn't always an easy one. There are pros and cons and you don't want to make the wrong decision. Here are seven financial moves before becoming a stay-at-home parent.

1. Be Realistic

Becoming a stay-at-home parent might have been your goal from the time you found out that you were expecting. However, before you quit your job, make sure you calculate the cost and be realistic about your income. In a perfect world, many mothers (and fathers) would stay home with their children. But we live in the real world, and in the real world there are bills. For that matter, sit down with your partner to determine whether becoming a stay-at-home parent is doable.

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