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Book rec request: planning financially to have kids
« on: August 22, 2017, 07:20:06 PM »
I have a recommendation request... if this is the right place for it.

Are there any books that talk about financially preparing for kids if you're taking a semi-mustachian approach? Neither of us is going to FI soon, but I am non-negotiable on taking all unpaid FMLA and working part time for a substantial stretch of time, like 3-5 years. And am kind of at a loss for how to even start planning for that.

Everything I'm finding on an internet search is like "well crap, you're having a kid in 7 months, here's what you need to get together", but that's not my situation... or they include things to plan for that are completely ridiculous like ... your baby is going to need all the plastic shit toys so you'd better plan to buy all those! And all the books I'm getting are "how to teach your kids about finances", which is cool and all but we don't have any kids yet...And other books on general preparing only cover vague things like "you should discuss if one of you wants to stay home", but not a way to discuss... the actual *things* that need to happen financially for that to be a possibility.

Thanks in advance!
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