Becoming a parent is undoubtedly one of the most exciting life experiences you can have. Everything changes the moment you find out you’re having a baby.
And that includes your finances. Children can come with a host of unexpected costs — particularly if you or your partner are planning to take time off work.
While your finances may not be your top concern right now, getting a handle on your money can help to significantly reduce your stress during the first years of parenthood.
From buying baby essentials to saving for future education costs, we’re here to help you plan and manage your finances as a parent, now and in the future — so you can focus on your new bundle of joy.
Creating a baby budget research and estimate the costs of having a baby
Budgeting for the costs of a baby.
Savings Plan calculator - calculate how quickly you can get to your goal.
Australian Government benefits – a guide to finding out what you can access.
Fairwork Australia – understand your parental leave entitlements.
Payments and services which can help with the cost of raising a child.
Seek financial advice - speak with a licensed financial adviser.