Can You Afford to Have Another Child? 8 Financial Questions to Consider

|
4 of 9
happy family moving into new home

Living Space


This question isn't whether you want to move — it's whether you'd need to move. If so, can you afford the extra costs of moving?

You'll likely have a bigger mortgage to pay more for a larger home. Refinancing your mortgage is a way to lower your payments, but just be aware of the costs involved before making this decision.

If you rent, consider how much you'll need at lease signing. Most landlords or management companies require first and last month's rent, as well as a security deposit and sometimes a realtor's fee.

Aside from moving costs, furnishing a larger home can be expensive, too. Instead of buying all new furniture, look for easy ways to redecorate on a dime, like these 10 cheap home makeover tips.

Next: Vehicle Space

Pregnancy Day by Day

Tell us your due date to receive our daily newsletter and find out what is happening in this day of your pregnancy!

Already a member? Log-in here

stay connected

highlights

Gift Ideas Sure to Please
Find the best gifts for girls, and everyone else on your list! Visit our Holiday Shopping Headquarters. Brought to you by Monster High.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Print this free holiday wish list for kids, so they can tell you what they really want this year! Brought to you by Monster High.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

© 2000-2014 Pearson Education, Inc. All Rights Reserved.