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Raising a Family: Getting Started
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Raising a Family
Getting Started
Financial Topics and Tools
With a growing family, you may find your priorities shifting. Setting new goals and putting them into action will help provide your children with a great future. Use the resources in this section to get organized.

Set your goals.
With a family to think of, your goals may look different now. Take the time to decide what you want to accomplish.  Goal Definition Worksheet>>>

Determine how much money you need.  Calculate approximate expenses of raising a child to age 18 (excluding college savings).  Cost of Raising a Child Calculator>>>

Start thinking about college today.  With rising inflation rates, it's never too soon to think about saving for your child's college education. This calculator will help you decide how much to save. College Savings Planner>>>

Insurance Needs Calculator
Put adequate life insurance into place. 
 Now that you have a child, you may need more insurance. Find out how much life and disability income insurance you need to protect you and your loved ones. Insurance Needs Calculator>>> Stages/RaisingaFamily/Pages/Gettingstarted.aspx