4 pacifiers, 3 packs of diapers, 2 packs of wipes, a piggy bank, 6 baby bottles, a breast pump, 6 cans of powder formula, baby books, a nursing cover, and a bunch of onesies. These are just a fraction of the totally free baby stuff I’ve been able to score for our...read more
If you could get just ONE thing only for you & your baby, make it health insurance. American ranks #1 in terms of highest cost of giving birth, so any coverage you can get to offset that hefty bill will lift a huge burden off your shoulders. Without insurance,...read more
One whole paycheck...each month...for an entire year. That’s how much I would need to save up for the baby I was planning to have. Well, according to Google. When I searched “how much do babies cost,” it pulled up the USDA’s cost of raising a child calculator, which...read more
13 Inches. That’s how much my belly grew by the time I gave birth to my son. Too bad I can’t say the same for my wallet. Recognizing that my massive belly was only a temporary state and that I would rather save the money to go towards the baby budget, I didn’t want to...read more
$1708.63. That’s how much it would cost if you got the cheapest of everything on a typical baby-must-haves for first-time moms. No really - I Googled “baby essentials,” copied that list of baby necessities, went on Amazon, checked for the lowest price of each thing,...read more
3,853,472. That’s the number of babies that were born in the same year as my son: 2017. And at an average of 2,500 diapers used per baby in their first year, that’s about 9.5 billion diapers that he and his mini peers will have gone through by the time they turn 1....read more
Thinking of moving back home to save money on rent? Whether you’re moving back home after college or in your 30’s having already lived on your own for a while, we’re sharing our best tips to make it a smooth transition. Why are more millennials moving back home? For...read more
Moving back in with your parents sound like a dreadful idea? Here's something that's even more dreadful: Being homeless. Which is a very real problem in the high cost of living area we come from: Hawaii. We have the largest homeless population per capita in the entire...read more
It’s not just teenagers that can eat you out of house and home. Your grocery bill is one of your biggest expenses that you can’t avoid. You can, however, slice it in half with these smart tips to save money on groceries. What is the best way to save on...read more
Struggling with a budget can feel a lot like being in a bad relationship: you invest all this effort, only to still feel unhappy and wonder what's the point. But what if you just had the wrong partner? Budgeting techniques aren't one-size-fits-all. The key...read more
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