Learn How To Budget With A New Baby
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Learn How To Budget With A New Baby

This course is for new or expecting parents for solutions to managing your finances with a baby.
4.3 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,055 students enrolled
Created by Rico Rodriguez
Last updated 1/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learned how to save money when having a baby
  • You will know whats important to buy and where to buy it
  • You will know how to make things easier on you as a first parent
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  • You don't need to know anything before taking this course

When I was about to be a parent for the first time I was lucky. My wife already had 2 kids so I got the scoop on everything, it was a nice smooth financial transition for me because she had already been through it. I want to share some secrets with you so that you can have the same success I did. In this class one of my recommendations actually saved me over $1,000 / month, and I know I can save you some money. I know in shopping for clothes alone we saved a ton with the tricks I tell you about in this course. So please pull up some popcorn and lets get down to some kid hacks that will give you a nice smooth transition into parenthood.

Congratulations by the way on being a parent. It has been one of the most joy filled things I have ever done. My son who is now 2 years 3 months is the best thing hands down to ever come into my life. I hope you have the same experience.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is having their first child should take this course
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Curriculum For This Course
Intro to Kid-Hacks your guide to being the best parent but at a great price ;)
1 Lecture 01:48

Before anything else, congratulations!

Coping with change before and after having a baby is such a wonderful experience at the same time a delicate challenge that each couple must undergo and win over. Life is full of surprises that lead to unlocking such uncertainties, we need to be wise, caring and practical as we welcome the newest member of the family.

We cannot deny the fact that our little bundle can cost you big. But hey! You got almost 9-10 months to prepare before the little one’s arrival.

This course will help you with simple life hacks, the one that deals with managing finances, savings and extra budget for the growing family.

So welcome everyone! Hit the play button for our course preview.

Preview 01:48
How to shop before your child is born.
6 Lectures 17:24

Modern couple nowadays is more of career-oriented mind setting; they are more cautious in terms of welcoming a new born baby, especially with the turns of their finances. Do a little of research, learning from people who already understands the drill. Like this course! This video offers you to a set of helpful tips in order to make sense with your expenses, budgeting strategies and shopping habits.

Preview 03:34

There are many surprising ways to save money with a kid by identifying your money flow, let’s start with the needs and the wants. Buying baby stuffs must not be that expensive, so avoid impulse buyings just grab only the necessary things for this cute little one.

Cure your fears before they get the best of you

This little guy has basic needs that we need to prioritize. Let’s start with baby clothes, baby grew faster before we knew it they are already walking. Don’t stock up too much before the baby comes out, buy comfy and unisex outfits. Clearance sale is always the best deal and what’s more way better, hand in clothes from our relatives.

This is how you buy to save thousands

With baby bottles and nipples, you can stock 10-12 bottles and buy them with reasonable prices. It must not be too cheap because we need to consider this little guy’s tummy.

Best milk is mom’s milk, so breast pump if possible.

There are a lot of stores that you can visit to check out for some good deals. Hit the play button and discover some shopping areas to visit.

Preview 02:07

Look for stuff that can do dual duties or triple the better. Transformers indeed, they can give you big savings at the same time save space.

Baby carrier like strollers, cribs and etc. are convenient for you and your baby so make sure to test drive before buying it.

Buy these things for sure Part 1

Baby essentials are very important, this stuff must not be less than 5 meters away from you and you really need to stock up for this. Diapers, tissues, powder, alcohol etc etc. Running out of these will eventually give you nightmares and of course sleepless night.
Preview 03:39
Some More Tricks of the Trade
2 Lectures 07:37

There are many online sites that you can visit like craiglist, where you can buy good stuff for less.

You must gear up for something that is necessary for your daily routines as the baby arrives. Buying baby furnitures will cost you hundreds of dollars. No need to be that cool, they can’t appreciate these yet and it won’t last for decades, it will just eat your budget and eat your space.

This is where I saved Huge every month

Fact: Baby toys are expensive, cheapest ones might be harmful for the baby. So why make your own baby toys? It will not only help you with your parenthood creative hacks at the same time its sincere and A+ for effort. Well, the best toys are free. Baby likes to grab anything that they can reach like plastic cups, boxes, towels even their pillows. So why lose a penny if you can have it for free?

Well, in time, the fact that you’ll eventually want and need to buy something special for your baby, look for special offers, big discounts and clearance sale near you. Buy educational toys that can help with the learning process for your baby.

Preview 02:33
From parent to parent lets make it more fun
1 Lecture 01:51

Parents saving money tips is heaven of good news to the expecting couple’s ears.

After baby news, couples tend to be very excited, well, that’s given, that will make them both compulsive buyer.

But as the reality engrosses, the stress, sleepless night, hectic routine and a lot more coming. So, you as couple need time for breaks by having a date together, good sleep, nice talk and never stop dating each other. Love wins all the time. Enjoy parenthood!

How to make it a lot easier in the beginning
Lets sack this talk
1 Lecture 01:55

In the dawn of the internet, there are a lot of helpful sites that will help you to be an expert parent on your own kid. Make your own checklist, learn the basics, add your touch and you’ll be surprised with your journey as a new parent. Separate a good amount of money for emergencies and doctor’s visit. Stay happy in life and God bless to your new family.

Whats in the Sack?
About the Instructor
Rico Rodriguez
4.1 Average rating
569 Reviews
22,314 Students
8 Courses
SQL Architect, Senior Software Developer, Project Manager

I have spent my life teaching others how to be better developers and master the art that is Software Engineering.

I have designed many Enterprise level applications as well as IOS and Android Applications. The skills I teach in my courses is the same skills that I use every day to do everything from running my teams to consulting on Enterprise level projects.

In my career I have found classes like this to be helpful in advancing my career and I wanted to make courses for people that really showed you end to end classes that weren't as simple as "Hello World". My goal as an instructor is to drive you to the next level in your careers, and if you want to do that, it takes 3 things. Knowledge, Leadership, Ingenuity. These are the 3 skills that i have used to take my career to the next level.

I have also been a father for 9 years. Throughout those years I have learned so much about myself and raising children. I have been on both sides of the fence from raising step-children and now raising my own son. It has been the experience of a lifetime and I would love to share any of my experiences with you so that you don't have to go through all the same learning curves that I did.