Post # 1
Since TTC have you been saving money? I just had a talk with my DH and he said that he is willing to start saving more to be a little more prepared financially? I am excited because I want to be more prepared than unprepared for a baby. I thought that he wasn’t concerned but he is willing to do what he can to make me at ease!
Post # 3
Yes we have. We like to always have some savings in the bank in case anything happens, but since actively TTC we are more conscious of what we are spending and have a goal in mind of where we want to be by the end of they year – so far on track!
Post # 4
Yes. We have a nice little nest egg built up, which will cover medical fees and also allow me to have a little bit more time off work. I get 14 weeks paid by my work and then the government pays 18 weeks. I am entitled to a year off work, so the extra in our savings will see us through to a full year.
Post # 5
We’re about 4 months from officially starting to try but we are already saving – we have our honeymoon to go on and a car to replace before a little one comes along and we want to pay for both in cash. To do that, we’re living on hubby’s income and using mine for savings and those little luxury spends, but we know we’re lucky to be in the position to do that.
Post # 6
We are stuck in save mode trying to save for a downpayment. Now that is done, we are still stuck in save mode and baby is the next big goal.
Post # 7
we’re trying, but infertility problems are making that really difficult. i am grateful that i have health insurance that covers a lot of the cost, but a year into ttc, it’s still really adding up. each dr. appt with our specialist is 30$ and i need to go at least once a week to be monitored, meds and vitamins total about 100$ a month. there are always various bills for labwork and sonos and other testing trickling in, and now i’m just starting to receive bills from the d&c procedure i had a few weeks ago after a miscarraige.
in spite of all that, we have managed to save up enough for a downpayment on a house, but i don’t want to spend that money just yet because i’m nervous we may need to move on to more expensive things like ivf or even adoption and we both agree that our family comes before home owning. so now we’re at a stand still.
Post # 8
We started saving for a family long before starting to TTC. It’s all lumped into saving for the future though– we don’t need to own a house before having a baby (we are city people now) but we figure it will be harder to save once we have a kid. I don’t think TTC will change how much we are saving, since we were already saving a lot, but once I’m pregnant I do think we will start to be a little more careful.