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The before and after of getting ready for baby

Once you hold your new baby in your arms for the first time, the last thing on your mind is all of the money-related tasks and decisions you have to make.

Handling this while you’re bleary-eyed is guaranteed to lead to less than optimal choices. As a new mother myself, I did my best to prepare ahead of time. But nearly seven months later, even this personal finance reporter hasn’t managed to fully organize her financial and legal affairs.

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