My husband and I haven’t paid for childcare in the 14+ years we’ve been parents. With one short exception, which I’ll talk about here. On Friday I shared the story of the real reason my husband became a full time stay at home dad at 40. Since you all enjoyed hearing our story, I thought you might want to know a bit more about how we came to avoid childcare – and some of the frank pluses and minuses I’ve noticed about our approach.
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It’s a silent question that I see in many peoples eyes when they find out my husband stays at home with our three sons (14, 10, and 3). Sometimes I’ll get a “it must be nice” or “you’re so lucky!” Most people want to know why, but they’re too polite to ask. Today find out about the series of events that led him to becoming a stay at home dad at 40.
She’s a single woman living in Atlanta, working toward financial freedom in her 50’s after getting a later start. I love getting to feature so many different stories here on the site, and as you read, you’ll see that Jenny hasn’t had the easiest time in life. But she hasn’t let life circumstances get her down – she keeps pursuing financial freedom in the way that she wants to.
Hanging around personal finance blogs, forums, and websites, you may get the impression that everyone is doing financially better than you are. Recent backlash around a Fidelity report that you should have twice your income saved by 35 got me thinking about how to evaluate financial advice you read online, productive and unproductive responses to advice you don’t like hearing, and what a path forward might look like.
I’ave been seeing a lot in the news lately about how artificial intelligence will destroy the job market as we know it. This is true, but I don’t think our kids need to worry. The job landscape of today would be totally unrecognizable to someone transported from the 70’s or 80’s, and we’ve adapted. I’m confident our kids will adapt too.
I’m excited to bring you another entry in my famous Breadwinning, Six Figure moms series – the story of Stephanie Assi. She’s a breadwinning six figure mom in tech who loves to cook and read – much like me! She’s a Lead Software Developer at a Fortune 500 company, and mother of an energetic 11 year old boy. She was born and raised in Ivory Coast, and permanently moved to the United States for her Higher Education studies in Computer Science.