For many women, life’s greatest source of financial stresses comes with motherhood. While struggling to keep up with all the new expenses, from diapers and baby food to child care, moms feel the pressure to save for big future goals, like college tuition, and provide a cushion for unexpected events, like a layoff or illness. Then, there are those tough money-and-work related questions: how much time should I take off after my baby is born? Can I afford an unpaid maternity leave? Will I be able to commit the same ambition to my career with a kid? What if I want to work from home or part-time?
Joining us for our discussion on Building Family Wealth is Kimberly Palmer who is calling in from her Washington state office. She was the senior money editor at US News & World Report for nine years. She is an adjunct professor at American University, where she teaches a course on mastering social media. She has appeared on NBC’S TODAY, CNBC, and CNN. She is the author of “Smart Mom Rich Mom: How To Build Wealth While Raising A Family ”
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