You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


personal finance

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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week