Family Finances


Time to Buy Real Estate?

Time to Buy Real Estate

Market uncertainty, record low interest rates, lack of housing inventory, signs of economic recovery, increasing rents… […]

Why Nobody Should Have a 529 Plan

Saving for college is a daunting task for parents. Here is why to NOT use a 529 plan.

Affording Childcare

For most dual income families,  childcare is often the second largest monthly expense for families (#1 is housing).  If you […]

How Strong is Your Money Relationship?

Money touches almost every decision a couple makes. Whether you ask “What’s for dinner?”, or “Which movie do you want […]

Cost of Food: Eating up your budget?

Family Food Budget

One of the wonderful things about living in the Bay Area is the excellent food.  But spending at […]

Can We Afford a Second Child?

There are many factors that go into the decision to have another child and affordability is typically the biggest one. […]

How to Be Financially Prepared

The Boy Scouts say, “Always be prepared.” When you become a parent, this takes on a whole new meaning and […]