Money Smart Mom, Financially Fit Parenting -Book Review & Giveaway
You may not know how you are going to finance your child’s education, plan a will, cost effective ways to clothe and feed your baby but you will find endless books about how to swaddle, change and bathe your new babe. While all these are very important, I think that the whole financial aspect of pregnancy and raising a child is very overlooked.
In comes Money Smart Mom-Financially Fit Parenting. The author, Sarah Deveau also saw the need for some guidance when it comes to being a financially fit parent. One of the best things about this book is that it is written by a Canadian Mom!
What’s in the book? The book is written in twelve chapters discussing planning to become pregnant, Maternity benefits, RESPs, and much more.
2. She’s Glowing
3. The Basics
4. Navigating Government Benefits
5. Preparing for the Future
6. Running Your Household
7. Maxing Out the Credit Cards
8. The First Year
9. To Preschool
10. As They Grow
11. Not According to Plan
12. Learn More
A bonus in the book, Money Smart Mom: Financially Fit Parenting are the work sheets to calculate your net worth and budget. I personally use excel for my household budgeting with a template from GailVazOxlade.com
Deveaux has written this book from a parent’s standpoint, not a stuffy financial advisor who speaks in undecipherable financial lingo. Money Smart Mom is a very helpful resource for new parents and ones with experience like me.
About Sarah Deveau
Sarah Deveau is the author of Money Smart Mom: Financially Fit Parenting. Her book is available through her website at www.moneysmartmom.ca or from chapters.indigo.ca .
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