Planning for significant life transitions is central to financial planning. As recent first-time parents, we can say with confidence that there may be no greater transition in life than starting a family.
If you are contributing to a 401(k) plan, you probably enjoy seeing those savings increase each year. When you change jobs, you may think of that money as a way to pay moving expenses and other costs connected to starting a new position. Or, you may think of the account as a way to save for a house or another large purchase, or to borrow money for your child's education.
Are you looking for new ways to stretch your budget and save on taxes? If so, consider taking advantage of the health savings and/or spending accounts that may be provided by your employer. These tools offer potential tax advantages and savings opportunities.
While many in the LGBTQ+ community do extremely well for themselves, a large number struggle for basic things like housing and food. Wherever you stand – it is important to be proactive and take steps to make smarter financial decisions.