Zach Morris was Recently Featured in CNBC Article for New Parents
In an article published by cnbc.com providing financial advice for new parents, Co-Founder Zach Morris offered his insight on childcare and healthcare. Here’s a snip of the article:
Adding another member to your family also adds a myriad of new financial considerations and expenses. A middle-class couple can expect to spend more than $230,000 to raise a child, not including college costs. One estimate found that by 2036, four years at a private university will cost around $303,000, up from $167,000 today.
Childcare and health care
Childcare is often the biggest immediate expense new parents will face, Richardson said. (Many families will spend more than $1,000 a month on the care.)
“If one parent is making $25,000 a year and the cost of childcare is $28,000, it will actually cost the family money for that spouse to continue to work,” Morris said.
Meanwhile, childbirth and adoption count as qualifying events that allow parents to make changes to their employee benefits outside of the open enrollment period at work, said Patrick Whalen, a CFP and founder of Whalen Financial Planning in Los Angeles.
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